I really love Mexican food, so it’s not too often that I will leave a Mexican restaurant and complain that the food was not good. I guess I should have checked out the Urbanspoon reviews beforehand, but I’d already purchased a Groupon for the place quite awhile go, so I was going to check the place out regardless.
Cuzamil is located in Squirrel Hill on Murray Ave. The place is rather small, but it was pretty empty around 5pm on Sunday. There were two other tables of people eating when we entered and by the time we left, we were the only customers in the place.
As you would expect, we were started off with chips and salsa – and as other online reviews have pointed out, this was some of the worst salsa I’ve ever had. It looked like someone poured a can of diced tomatoes into a bowl. Not much flavor and really watery. However, I was starving and the chips were good, so I ate most of it. We also ordered a side of cheese dip for the chips and that was good, but I guess it’s kind of hard to mess up melted white cheese.
I should note that our server was very friendly and prompt.
For our meals, I wanted to get a good sample so I ordered a combo meal – one burrito, one enchilada, and one sope. This came with a side of beans and rice. I must say that in all my years of eating Mexican food, I don’t know if I’ve ever had a sope, but I’d say that the sope was the best part of the meal. It was served as a thick flat tortilla topped with beans, beef, cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomato, and cilantro. Having no other sopes to compare it to, I’d say it was pretty good.
As for the burrito and enchilada (I went with beef for both) the beef was burned and there was nothing else special about either of these items. Not the best burrito or enchilada that I’ve ever had. The side of refried beans and rice was also over cooked and dry. Thankfully I still had some leftover, watery salsa and cheese dip to help save the beans and rice
My girlfriend went with the burrito supreme meal with one beef and one chicken burrito. I ended up eating her chicken burrito, which was actually better than the beef, but still pretty average.
Would I eat here again? Maybe if I lived in Squirrel Hill and I was really desperate for some Mexican food. But I don’t live in Squirrel Hill, so I won’t be making the drive out here for the food any time soon. Overall I’d say it was average to borderline bad Mexican food and I’d probably give the place a 5 out of 10.