Rating: 2.5/ 5.
On Monday, April 16, famous Buffalo franchise Mighty Taco,opened its newest venue right on
Jefferson Road, where college students and Henriettans alike could easily access its desirable
goods. There’s been a huge fuss about the place ever since people around here heard it was
coming out. I had to see what this was all about. Being a California-native, I had never even
heard of it.
The restaurant’s overall presentation reminded me of In-N-Out Burger back home, with cars
lined up in the drive-thru to order fast food, no matter how long the wait. It was pretty similar
inside, as well. The line to order wrapped past the front door to the back of the restaurant. There
was about a 17-minute wait from when I got in line to when I received my food, which was
much too long to wait for fast food.
I sat down with a couple of friends — fans of the place — and looked over what I ordered:
a Super Mighty burrito, the Buffito burrito (no bleu cheese) and a steak roastito. The least
impressive was the Buffito, which was nothing more than some chicken and buffalo sauce. The
best was the Super Mighty, which actually had some substance.
For the $10 I paid and the amount of food I got, the wait was not worth it. The annoyingly
busy, crowded, smelly and loud atmosphere only compounded this. As a whole, the place was
disappointing, considering how many good things I’d heard about it. Nothing stood out about
the food or made it unique. I did appreciate that the kitchen was wide open, and that the workers
donned colorful T-shirts. The one thing I absolutely loved about it was the actual meat; it’s
difficult to get a good fast food place that uses real steak and real chicken, or real anything for
that matter. But that alone was not enough for me to want to go back soon.
While it wasn’t bad enough to make me stay away forever, I think I’ll stick with Taco Bell.
Try instead: Taco Bell, John’s Tex Mex, Chipotle.