Thursday, November 10, 2016

Morgantown Edition: Garcia's Grill at the Cue

Garcia's Grill at the Cue
Before Brittany left to head back to Nashville, we had to stop at her favorite restaurant: Garcia's. And, it just so happened to have moved locations recently, so I figured it would be a perfect time to do an update.

Garcia's Grill at the CueGarcia's Latin Market began on Pleasant Street selling spices, trinkets, etc., and they then moved to High Street in the former Carvel Ice Cream space, where they also expanded to include a restaurant. And, most recently, they moved up a block to partner with The Cue, making the new restaurant's name "Garcia's Grill at the Cue."

Garcia's Grill at the Cue
So, my understanding is that it's Garcia's restaurant during the day, and then The Cue has it by night, which makes for an odd dynamic. As you walk down the stairs to the space, you're essentially entering a huge basement. Like, super huge. And, it's all open, so there's just this one brightly colored section that has Garcia's merchandise and restaurant part, and the rest is disjointed with pool tables and random dining spaces and other areas that just look like storage. It's also pretty dark.

Garcia's Grill at the CueBut, alas, tacos.

Garcia's Grill at the CueGarcia's has breakfast tacos, family packs, a daily juice, and lunch specials. They have daily special tacos (on this day it was enchilada chicken), as well as standard ones: ground beef, bean & potato, bean & cheese, chorizo & potato, and the ultimate best-taco-you'll-ever-have: spicy chipotle bbq pork.

Garcia's Grill at the CueWell. I didn't know how much I could love tacos until I had this taco. For all that is holy in your life, order a spicy chipotle bbq pork taco. Promise.

Garcia's Grill at the CueSo, of course, I got one of the spicy chipotle bbq pork tacos and a bean and cheese one as part of the lunch special, which came with a water, chips & salsa, and a cookie.

Garcia's Grill at the CueChips and salsa were good. You can see they even make and package their own tortilla chips for sale in the shop, which is pretty cool.

Garcia's Grill at the CueThe tacos: The bean and cheese was just OK for me. Without the crunch onion and jalapeno, it would be too bland. But that spicy chipotle bbq pork is the stuff dreams are made of. Spicy but sweet and smokey and amazing. Best taco I've ever had.

Garcia's Grill at the CueThe cookie, while a nice sweet bite at the end, is chocolate chip. You all know how I feel about chocolate chip at this point. Most people love them; I'm not a fan. I liked the cookie part and mostly spit out the chocolate chips. Monster, I know.

Garcia's Grill at the CueThe restaurant still has a corner of merchandise, where you can purchase spices, tea, clothing, baskets, art and more.

Garcia's Grill at the CueThey also seem to be hosting a good amount of events with the larger venue space.

Garcia's Grill at the Cue
Same great tacos, much larger (and darker space). I think there's a lot of opportunity for them to do more, considering they're not constrained by space as much. It's a less visible area and not as bright and cheery as the other one, but I could see them doing some cool stuff here. Looking forward to catching on of their dinners.

Grade: A
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