El Toque Catracho, Gretna, LA Report #450

Not long ago, this place was a Mexican place called Margaritas Mexican Cuisine. I loved it! I drive past here often, and awhile back I noticed this sign saying “El Toque Catracho Now Open”. Was Margaritas gone? Or did they just change their name? I was in the mood for Mexican food so I figured I’d head in and find out.

I went in, sat down, and my waitress brought me a menu. It was all in Spanish and different from the menu Margaritas had. I asked her if this was the same place or a totally different restaurant. She said it was different, and they served some kind of food, but I couldn’t understand what she said. Whatever she said it sounded like it started with an “O”. The fact that it was Karaoke night wasn’t helping me understand her.

After asking her to repeat it a few times I asked her to type it and handed her my phone. She typed, “Hondureña”. HONDURAN! In Spanish H’s are silent. Well, that’s my luck. In the mood for Mexican food and I end up in a Honduran joint! And as I soon found out, there is a difference.

So again, the menu was all in Spanish. On it I saw, “Ceviche and Enchiladas”. Luckily, I’m near fluent in Spanish, so I knew in English that was ceviche and enchiladas. I decided to go with that. Unfortunately, they were out of ceviche.

&&&&&&& THE FOOD &&&&&&&

They start you out with some chips and bean dip, which was quite tasty! The chips were very crisp and fresh, and the bean dip was really creamy.

Then, the “enchiladas”. These weren’t your momma’s enchiladas. They were three round, crisp fried tortillas, topped with ground meat, carrots, cabbage, pickled onions, onions, peppers, and other veggies I couldn’t identify. Strange, but I enjoyed it! I actually cleaned the plate.

So if you’re looking for Mexican food, don’t make the mistake I made and come in here. But if you’re looking for Honduran food, come on in!

505 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, LA 70053 Ph: 504-533-9877

Blaine 2-19-2022

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