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Posted by Enjoyable Experience on 04/23/2013
My family has dined here several times. The food is flavorful and you will not leave hungry. If you ask the owner to sing she will. We have always enjoyed this restaurant. Our children love it and ask to go often. Their palates are not typical for small children as my family is well travelled.
Posted by ctrlqueen on 01/14/2013
We loved Hidalgo and plan to go back again soon... Family owned, authentic Mexican fare with care!!! The owners service is not only with a smile, but, with a story of their background, just like if you met new friends. From the fresh chips and home made salsa, to our entrees- Mine was a massive Burro Ranchero...(you will take some home), and my hubby's Mole Pobano, with a deep rich mole sauce that he thought was wonderful... It's BYOB, and no room for dessert, until next time...
Posted by Anonymous on 06/01/2012
I was very disappointed when I went out for dinner with friends from work. The only thing that was enjoyable about this restaurant was my wonderful friends company, wine and appetizers. Speaking of wine, I was told by the waitress, owner of the restaurant, that I had to order an entree because that was required when you brought your own wine. I never heard of such a thing!!! The Waitress was extremely rude about this situation. My friends were ordering entrees and I wanted another appetizer not an entree. I have been to other restaurants that were very happy to serve me as many appetizers as I cared for without selecting an "entree". I have dined at this restaurant before and was able to enjoy appetizers because I did not bring wine!! By the way the entree was not very tasty!! Another customer is disappointed and won't be back!!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/17/2012
When I see a small family owned Mexican restaurant in a working class section of Delco I expect great family recipes and popular prices. This place has neither. $16 for a pork entree that was overcooked and so dry that it must have been microwaved. Chicken Hidalgo was tasteless and also dry. Everything was underseasoned. The beans were bland. Rice had an odd undertaste. Refill on the $4.50 chips was an additional $2.00. We were the only diners at prime time and no sign of any takeout activity either. Server was nice enough but they'll never survive with poor food and high prices.
Posted by Dissatisfied on 02/10/2012
The food served at hildalgos is very basic Mexican food. Baisc Burritos, enchiladas, tostadas... However, the place is over priced for the type of food offered and the atmosphere of the restuant. This restuarant is more like a fonda.. a Mexican economical restaurant yet the prices are much higher than what would be expected. A large burrito costs around $13,00. It's just an overstuffed burrito..not gourmet. The food was decent for a Fonda but not for the price we paid. The gaucamole was definitely lacking. I ordered nachos then asked for a small side of guacamole and sourcream. I was then charged for a large appetizer of gaucamole. I asked for a glass of water. I was brought a bottle of water. I left with the distinct feeling that they were trying to make their money where they can. Unfortunately, this is not the way to go about things in this business. It's never lost on the customers. The owners are warm and gracious but are mistaken in their pricing and in the way they handle their orders. They should not try to stack the bill at the expense of the customer. They should be frank and serve according to normal expectations. Maybe they will learn. They seem like very decent people. For now, I will not return. I hate feeling like I was cheated. The bill was so high for that class restaurant.
Posted by Carolyn on 02/12/2011
My husband and I went here by ourselves about a year ago when it was still in Secane, the food was really good and is authentic Mexican cuisine. The service was okay, but it was only the wife waitressing, and the husband cooking. We decided to go back with a few people, and I had been raving about how good the food was. It is now located on Baltimore Pike in Clifton Heights. The food was still very good, but the service was not. The wife was incredibly rude to us. It is BYOB and we had brought in Margheritas, the kind already mixed. She told us we were not allowed to bring that in, because they made margheritas if we brought our own tequila. I explained it had been a gift, and we were planning on spending a good amount of money. She said "I do not accept that." Luckily we had brought a bottle of wine. We should have left right then. They gave my sisters meal to the wrong table, who took a bite thinking it belonged to them. Then they took it away from them and gave it to my sister, without making any changes. We had to wait for almost an hour for our check (even though we asked 4 times). They nickel and dime like crazy, and require that you order a 3 course meal, and only give bottled water. I am embarrassed that I had recommended that place to anyone. They need to get rid of the rude woman, and allow the husband and kids to take it over. Would have been a better experience if she was not there.
Posted by Deborah on 03/20/2010
I loved this place!! Don't go there if you are in a rush. The wife is the waitress and the hubby is the chef, plus you get a floor show when the wife sings Spanish opera - that is why I rated low on the atmosphere and service. - not my cup of tea. The food is good - my boyfriend's burrito was huge and I took leftover enchiladas home. The queso fundido was tasty and there was nothing let by the time dinner was over. The place is BYOB