Bad Economy Vs. Expensive Food - I Got What For $15?
So a new Baja Fresh just opened near me. I thought 'cool, new place to eat!' I had never been in a Baja Fresh, never even hear of one, so I had no preconceived idea other than its just another fast food place that serves Mexican food. I love Mexican food too. When I went in the place it looked like any other fast food place such as Panda Express, or a burger joint. Tables, coke machine. Same design we have all seen with these newer food places. I looked at the menu and was somewhat confused, I found the menu hard to understand, but no big deal, I just asked the cashier what the cost was for some items and she had to look at the menu and could not find some prices either. That should have been warning I guess. Anyway, I asked how much is a chicken taco? They asked me did I want baja or amercianco taco. I said what is the difference, she looks at the menu - no description there, and asked person next to her and I found out one is lettuce, tomato and cheese; the other is not. I said baja and she told me it was $2.49 For one taco. I thought wow, must be a big taco. So I order it and drink. Also got a taco for my wife and a mahi crispy taco for my daughter. Came up to $15. I thought it was little high but figured the tacos were bigger than the ones at other places. Well I was wrong. When the taco's arrived they were just the standard size soft taco shells, about 4" or so, dripping in what I assume (hope) was salsa. The chicken was dry and burnt (I guess that is char broiled), and nothing special really. The mahi taco was not crispy, it was fish slab with a stiffer taco shell, but not crispy at all. 3 Tacos, 3 drinks for $15? Really? The price is a little high for what it is. I can get tacos for. 49, .69, And a $1.29 That are a match to it from dozens of places. $2.49 Is a little outrageous for one small taco. Now had it been a larger tasty one I'd not complain. But seriously, I could have eaten the same amount someplace else for half that.
In this economy charging $2.49 For one taco proves PT Barnum was right. No more baja for me.. Let others pay that price.. I'll save my money. It was not that good to justify the cost.