OOF, I am full! Ben’s on the bed laying flat, and I’m propped up on my blogging chair, ’cause we’re stuffed to the gills! :D

I rarely have a night when I don’t feel like cooking, as I do love it so, but tonight just happened to be one of them. A quick phone call to Ben at work had us meeting at our go-to Mexican joint, Monterrey, for dinner!

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Monterrey’s been a staple since high school and is the only Mexican restaurant I’ll eat at in town.

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Their service is lightening quick (we were in and out in 19 minutes once last month) and their food is flat out AMAZING.

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Plus, like any good Mexican restaurant, they give you chips and salsa to start!

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Monterrey’s salsa is super fresh & juicy, plus it has big chunks of fresh cilantro in it. I heart cilantro.

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Here Ben shows us proper chomping technique:

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I usually try to abide by my rules for dining out at Mexican restaurants, and get a small plate to put some chips on in order to not devour the whole basket, but today I just practiced self control. Pretty much. ;)

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Time to decide what to order!

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I like to pretend like I’m going to try something new every time I go to Monterrey. "Maybe I’ll get one of the house specialties!" I’ll exclaim. 

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Clearly it’s all for show because inevitably, when it comes time to order, I’ll find myself explaining to the waiter that I want Combo #1 with a bean & cheese enchilada and rice. Up.

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While we waited I sipped on an aqua,

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while Ben got zippy with a margarita. "They’re on special!" he proclaimed!

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Honest to God, in the time it took to take this picture,

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and count to uno, dos, tres – our food had arrived! I mean!

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Ok, they say that brown food usually indicates that it’s not good for you. But come on, sometimes you gotta live. Sometimes you gotta go all out!

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I went all out with a yummy ground beef taco,

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ooooozy, cheeeeesy bean & cheese enchiladas,

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(love that sauce!)

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and the best rice on the planet! How do they make it so fluffy? And so, so, SO delicious?!

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We drove home in a happy, cheesy coma and are going to take it easy for the rest of the night.

Hasta! :D

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Do you have a go-to restaurant?