D M. on Insider Pages
13 years ago
09/16/2009, 01:00 AM
Not Good Enough to be Pig Fodder.
Pure Vomit! Really, I can't believe that this swill was voted Best Green Chile in Denver by Westword. Santiago's has either paid off the reviewer, or this person hasn't a credible palate. I have never, ever written a review, but this food was so putrid not only did it go in the trash after two bites, but I felt compelled to write in the hopes that someone will save their money and time and get their Verde somewhere else.
Santiago's Green Chile is simply a chicken stock and cornstarch rue with a modicum of canned Ortega chilis and maybe, just maybe some garlic and onion powder. In my entire take home vat of this junk there was not even one single piece of pork. Not ONE! The odd light yellow/orangey color should have been a dead giveaway. Thin and watery without the savory heat and complexity of even the most simple of Chile Verde. Not even good enough to sauce a burrito at Taco Bell I'm afraid.
As for the other food? A store bought tortilla, cheap cheddar and boiled flavorless meat hidden in large proportions of iceberg lettuce does not a good nor authentic Mexican meal make. Literally every single item that we ordered was gross. I don't understand how these people are opening more restaurants.
Just goes to show you that the vast majority of people have no interest in quality aside from what will fill their guts. Any taco stand on Federal is infinitly better. And much cheaper. You should be ashamed to serve that crap Santiago's. I for one am embarrassed for you and anyone who actually thinks this stuff is tolerable. Your Abuelitas are churning in their graves.
Oh and thanks so much Westword for recommending this toxic waste. You owe us 5 very dissapointed people 75 bucks..