There are several Mexican restaurants in Fayetteville and especially on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and I thought I knew them all. However, my mindset changed last week when I discovered Más Mex. It’s fairly priced, full of flavor and has remarkable service.
It was 2:37 p.m. Thursday, and seeing as how it was hours past lunch time, I was hungry. Thursdays are tough days; I have three classes in a row, I remembered that I didn’t have anything edible on my refrigerator. I’d have to grab something on the way home. I called a friend and asked her to come with me, since it is always better to share a meal with a friend.
Neither of us were sure where to have lunch, but while driving on MLK, we noticed this small, teal and pink restaurant and decided to give it a try.
After entering Más Mex, it took us some time to figure out how to order because there are two windows: one for to-go orders and another for sit-down customers. Dine-in customers have to use the side window where the large menu is displayed. Karina Gurrola, smiling, opened the window and asked us what we wanted. My friend ordered chicken tacos, and I decided to try the carne asada platter.
“Y’all can sit in the rooftop; there’s a terrace,” Gurrola said as she continued to smile widely. “We’ll bring you the food,” she added. We decided to sit in the front facing the road.
We enjoyed the shade on the terrace while we ate chips and salsa. A few minutes later Gurrola brought our food just as promised.
The tacos looked very fresh, honoring the Más Mex slogan: “Real Fresh, Real Fast, Really Good.” My plate wasn’t lacking; it was fantastic. The portions were generous and came with a fountain drink.
Prices were very good, too. The tab for the two of us was close to $10. I was tempted to try the guacamole but my dish had rice, beans and tortillas – more than enough food for one.
I’ll try the guacamole next time along with “paletas” which is the name given in Mexico for real fruit popsicles.
Gurrola recommended the beef burritos, which she said were a house favorite. I bet that’s not only because they are tasty but because they are very cheap. The priciest burrito – the beef fajita “grande” – is only $3.99.
We noticed that there was a steady flow of traffic in the drive-thru, which is a pretty great feature. Aside from fast food restaurants like Taco Bell and Taco Bueno, I’m not aware of other Mexican restaurants with drive-thrus.
Más Mex has an online ordering service on their website masmex.com, and they are open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily except Sundays. Mondays are 20 percent-off with a student ID.
Don’t forget to check them out on Facebook and at their physical location on 1509 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.