Saturday, February 7, 2009

Dona Esther Mexican Restaurant - San Juan Bautista, Ca

I got up and got going Saturday morning and rode both of my horses. Freckles finally is working someone on the ground so he is on the fast track to show time! James saddled up Roddy and I caught Missy, my new horse, and we took them on a trail ride. Those horses have a lot of energy! By the time we unsaddled my brother and I were both starving! And so guess what we both were craving... Mexican food!

Make your way to 25 Franklin Street in downtown San Juan Bautista. There you will find where I have consistently eaten at least 2 meals a week for the past 20 years. James and I were seated in the dining room to the right and immediately were greeted with a basket of chips and salsa. The chips were fresh and they tasted especially delicious. The salsa is not the best but it definitely does the job.

I usually order the same thing every time I go to Dona's - the Shredded Beef Enchilada with extra sauce. For the sake of the blog I decided to branch out and try something new. I have always wanted to try the Lobster Enchilada so I figured today was the perfect day to do it! Doesn't it look amazing? Lobster meat is stuffed in a flour tortilla with Monterey Jack cheese and green sauce served with rice and beans. OMG - it was awesome! I have been truly missing out on this for a long time. My new favorite thing! My brother got the old faithful - Shredded Beef Enchilada and it didn't fail. Always delicious and even came with extra sauce, something my family always requests.

Today was a good day. The chips were fresh, salsa decent, our entrees tasted on point and we were in and out within 30 minutes! Great job Dona's! If you have never been to Dona's you need to try a few things, the items we ordered today of course, but the Nachos Supreme and believe it or not the Homemade Pasta Soup really hits the spot! They have a pretty awesome catering business that they do that as well, in fact they do a fabulous job and the food never fails to impress. They have full bar located on the side of the building that serves up some pretty stout Margaritas, along with other potent concoctions. On a sunny day stop by and eat in the outdoor patio and enjoy the beauty of San Juan Bautista. Two thumbs up!


The Diva on a Diet said...

Horse riding *and* Mexican food all in one afternoon? You're a lucky girl indeed. Love it! I'm jealous of all the yummy, authentic Mexican food you west coasters have at your disposal ... it look wonderful!

Unknown said...

What a great blog!
I stop at Dona Esther whenever I am in the area (currently not easy, as I am in NYC). Nice to see San Juan Bautista has some life, as I fantasize about moving out there someday.

Melissa Good Taste said...

Thank you "Diva on a Diet" and "Tom" I love San Juan Bautista! I am glad you enjoy my blog!! :)