Hamilton Texas was the site of Tastes Like Travel’s first blog where we reported on the Central Perk. Since I hunt in Hamilton I am there several times a year. On the latest trip I had the opportunity to eat at Ortega’s Mexican Restaurant. Arriving on a Saturday before noon I found several cars already in the parking lot and upon entering the restaurant I noticed it was filled with families getting their Mexican food fix. After being warmly greeted at the door we were immediately seated and our exuberant waitress was there and ready for us to give instructions.
The menu was full of enticing dishes so I knew this would be a hard decision. Ortega’s Mexican Restaurant also has a few chalk board specials to consider and, if you arrive during the week, you could also choose from various lunch specials at a reasonable price. After a coin flip I order chicken flautas. My dining partner, David Couch who is a well known attorney in Rockwall Texas, decided he would eat the beef enchilada dinner. We ordered and before we could check our Facebook pages our meal arrived. My flautas were good, although a little overcooked, and the rice and beans were just the way I like them. I had a fair sized potion if guacamole and sour cream to dip my flautas in. Esquire Couch was pleased with his enchiladas and commented that he had eaten here several times and was generally pleased with his food each time. There were no disappointments on this day either.
The service was excellent. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and our waitress was friendly, jovial and did a fine job waiting on us. If you ever find yourself on highway 281I would recommend that you try Ortega’s Mexican Restaurant in Hamilton Texas. The decor is a little confusing and could use an update but don’t let that discourage you from eating there. It is not the best I have had and is not gourmet Mexican food, but it is decent food and a good dining experience.