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Keke’s Breakfast Cafe Hunter’s Creek

Portabella Omelet

Keke’s Breakfast Café is located on Town Center Boulevard near John Young Parkway.  This is a local chain that have 5 locations in the area.  I have been to 2 other locations and had thought this location would be of the same caliber.  In the Hunter’s Creek area, there aren’t too many breakfast places aside from the typical IHOP/Perkins/Cracker Barrel restaurants.  I normally am not the biggest fan of breakfast but anyone who knows me, knows I love food.

 

It’s Saturday morning and boy, is it packed!  Luckily, it didn’t take long to get seated.  My server introduced himself and then proceeded to tell my friend and I that it’s his first day on his own.  Well, that’s not good since it’s quite busy.  I look over the menu and if memory serves me right, the Florida Waffle is quite delicious.  However true that may be, I’d rather have eggs this time.  I ordered the “Eggs Portabella”.  What came out wasn’t the “Eggs Portabella” instead, I got the “Portabella Omelet.”  I’m 100% certain I said “Eggs Portbella” but I decided to keep my dish, perhaps this will be good.

Portabella Omelet

 

Unfortunately, I wasn’t really pleased with my dish at all.  Flavor-wise, the omelet was fine but the egg itself was overcooked.  The home fries tasted like they were parboiled then slightly fried.  It was greasy and bland, some pieces burnt.  You ever try another bite of something, perhaps thinking it’ll taste better?  Yeah, totally didn’t work.  I looked around at other guests, the home fries looked the same too.  Dull and blah.  The rye bread should be fine at least, right?  They buttered that bread till it was soggy.  I tried some of my friend’s “Banana, Nut and Caramel Waffle.”  It was fine, nothing spectacular but a little better than my meal.  I felt like the server was trying to avoid checking on us.  Or perhaps he was just really busy.  All I know is that he was constantly going and avoiding eye contact.  I had to flag him down to get a different side item instead of these home fries.  What can’t really be messed up?  A cup of fruit.  My fruit cup consisted of sliced bananas, strawberries, 2 orange slices, blueberries and grapes.

 

 

I did not leave here satisfied.  The menu items are overpriced and not worth it.  I’ll stick to Cracker Barrel for this side of town.

 

 

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Azteca D’Oro

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I’m hungry and I don’t feel like driving far.  I also don’t want to eat fast food, what options do I have left?!  Well, it’s lunch time so lunch time specials, here I come!  For anyone who has a hearty appetite, Aztec D’Oro is a great spot.  Aztec D’Oro is located in the Hunter’s Creek area on South Orange Blossom Trail.  I haven’t been here that frequently but I’ve always enjoyed the food.  Today was no exception.

 

As I got seated, the server Natalia, promptly greeted me in Spanish and English.  She was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu.  The decor reminded me of when I was in San Antonio, TX.  I start to browse the menu searching for something I hadn’t tried before.  As I continue looking, I already start eating some of the complimentary chips and salsa.  Usually, the salsa the Mexican restaurants bring out are pretty mediocre but this had a hint of a slightly sweet and a roasted pepper flavor.  Needless to say, I ate a ton of chips.

 

 

Ah, I see soup! Love me some chowdah, although it’s not the typical kind.  “Azteca Diablo Shrimp and Tequila Chowder”.  Don’t mind if I do!  It had a whole bunch of awesome in it.  Shrimp, chorizo, cilantro, green chiles, and jalapenos were the key players.  Definitely something to try although I will say that the shrimp in the soup was overcooked.  Aside from that fact, the soup was delicious.  Very hearty and the size portion was a lot bigger than I anticipated.  At first I thought they accidentally gave me a bowl until I saw another customer order the bowl of soup.  Oh my.  Also, beware of the super hot plates!

I’m already starting to get stuffed but my main entree is coming.  Note to self, soups are huge here!  I ordered the “Molcajete” which consisted of chicken and/or steak in a sauce with onions and mushrooms.  I decided to get the chicken and steak, pretty wild of me, I know.  My main entree consisted of the chicken and beef, rice, pico de gallo, refried beans and a roasted jalapeno.  My goodness!  The meat was cooked well, the flavor was slightly sweet, slighty spicy.  For people who don’t like spicy food, they can still enjoy this dish.
The music was a bit odd.  It’d jump around from salsa to Christina Aguilera singing in Spanish to Mariachi music and so on.  Overall, I’d recommend this place definitely for lunch due to the prompt service, price, and great tasting food.  As for dinner, it’s still reasonable for the amount of food you get.

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