I walked into Indigo Joe’s Bar and Grill about noon-thirty for lunch today. Initially I noticed the hundred-something TV’s hanging from the ceiling and crammed into the walls outnumbering other lunch-goers. I look down and saw a modestly sized place with nice waiters/waitresses but nothing about the atmosphere was particularly interesting. For the last 8 or so months I’ve decided to try out being a vegetarian so I ordered the veggie burger (no mayo) and fries. I’m not particularly fond of veggie burger patties but I liked that it had sprouts and avocado. Got my food after a short bit of zoning out and watching baseball. The burger seemed fresh and the fries were crispy and pretty good. Overall I’ve got little to complain about but I’m not really sold on their lunch options. They didn’t have any lunch specials or deals and everything else was just a little overpriced in my opinion. I guess it’s more of a night-time attraction but I don’t really care to go back. I’d say it’s a mediocre restaurant but I did appreciate the veggie burger option!
The vote passed unanimously and the usual lunch crew had a destination. I had never heard of the Gecko Grill, but I was willing to take a chance on it.
When we arrived, I took a quick photo of the exterior. Nothing that sets it apart from any other place.
We were seated and as per usual, served chips and salsa (I forgot to mention it’s a Mexican restaurant). I was hungry, so I dove right in and tried the green salsa. Pretty good. I tried the red salsa. Even better. Now with menu in hand, I browsed the selection. I’m usually comfortable with just a burrito, but today I was feeling a quesadilla. So, I ordered the carne asada quesadilla. We finished off the tortilla chips which were promptly re-filled and a few minutes later I got my food.
Needless to say, it was a pretty hefty quesadilla. No complaints there though. It was surprisingly good! The crispy flour tortilla and the avocado gave it a nice balance of textures while the carne asada provided the flavor. It could have been a little dry but, overall It won me over. Next time my vote is still on Gecko Grill.