The New Mexicans

Food: Hattie
Food: Parents
Kid Friendliness

Restaurant: The New Mexicans
Cuisine: Southwest
Visit Date: March 10th, 2017
Location: Everett, WA
Address: 1416 Hewitt Ave
Price of Kids Meal: $5, plus drink
Child Friendliness Factors: 
-Highchairs available: Yes
-Drinks: $1 kids drinks available
-Child-friendly food/servings on menu: They have a children’s menu, but I wouldn’t go as far as saying it was child-friendly.
-Welcoming touches for children: Coloring page & crayons offered
Additional Comments:
-Alcohol (including mixed drinks) available for the grown-ups
-Downtown Everett parking can be tricky sometimes, but an easy walk from both the Children’s Museum and the Historic Theatre.
-No outdoor seating
-This is a table service & waitstaff type of restaurant

I was so excited to come here for brunch and celebrate my grandma’s birthday, but I was really disappointed by the food. My mom checked out the menu ahead of time on their website, and everything sounded so good, plus we always love supporting local, family-run businesses, but they just couldn’t deliver. I ordered the pancakes off of the kids menu, my mom ordered the French toasted cinnamon roll (we love cinnamon rolls!), and my grandma ordered a bloody Mary & french fries (the usual for her birthday). First of all, the pancakes were the size of my head. Actually, they were bigger than my head. There was nothing child-sized about them, and they were just plain pancakes on a plate with a side of butter. Not a very healthy choice for a growing girl. Second of all, the cinnamon rolls weren’t all that great. They were dry and sugary (I know cinnamon rolls are suposed to be sweet, but these had the actual flavor of sugar), and the french toast business just meant they had a scrabbled egg kinda stuck on the outside. Fail. Third, my grandma’s fries were floppy & greasy. Yuck! She said her bloody Mary was good, but since she’s a vegetarian, she did not have kind words to say about the lil’ smoky they used as garnish. I gladly took that off her hands.

Unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll be eating here again any time soon. 🙁

I was born in September of 2014, and ever since I started eating solid foods I have been a self-proclaimed foodie. I am also an aspiring chef (actually, I just aspire to reach the kitchen counter right now), and experienced restaurant critic.