The best, and I mean the very best, things in life are just as this photograph illustrates: simple, humble, and wonderful.
We started our meal with this amazing salsa of roasted garlic, tomatillos, onion, jalapenos, and cilantro.
I had a wonderful chicken breast topped with tomatillo salsa and white cheese, served with creamy pasta. Mary Jo had a stuffed chicken breast covered with a chipotle cream sauce, and Anna had a lightly breaded steak dish. (My photos did not do these dishes justice.)
Then the hard choices really began.
This experience was so much more than delicious food. El Meson is owned by Jesus and Maria Bernal, whose daughters all work for them.
There is a spirit in this restaurant that is difficult to convey. At one sitting, it only holds 37 people, and even though the patrons were sitting elbow to elbow, I felt like I was sitting in their home. Their lovely daughters never stopped smiling .
El Meson De San Agustin
908 Grant Street
Laredo, Texas 78040
We also never stopped smiling.