I have waited to write until I could report for a group because, honestly, this is the kind of place I love! It is a BBQ joint that has recently added dining space. 4 of us had lunch last Wednesday and everyone left happy. I am a smoked turkey fan and the Sawmill has very good product. My friends got the pulled pork and chicken with beans, potato salad, slaw and sweet potato fries as sides. The sides are all very good but the sweet potato fries are amazingly good. I have tried to make these at home but I have not yet succeeded. Others have objected to the prices here but I find them about average for this kind of food. With que of this quality that means this is a bargain. I like the sandwich with 2 sides for lunch but I leave wishing I had ordered more so that I could duck out with a doggy bag. You just have to try this place because looking at it from the roadside you will probably not give it the chance it deserves.
Amazing barbecue. Cute, homey atmosphere. Amazing service! Let me say that again.... Amazing service. ! I ordered the brisket platter with the fried pickles and cold slaw. HUge amount of food! Quality of meat was exceptional. Sooooo worth the price. Tasty! And the fried pickles! Perfection. Spears insteads of chips! The light coating was crunchy as was the pickle. Highly recommend!
Clean establishment, very friendly service and well done interior. Unfortunately the BBQ seemed average. Everything else was done so well I was hoping for a bit more from the food. I will try it again...maybe I hit it on a bad day.....
I do like this restaurant. It is clean and the people are friendly. I agree that the salsa and guacamole are not the best. the salsa is ok if you are eating in the dining area, but to take home you could do better out of a jar. I really like this appetizer, (I eat as a meal). It has a full order of beef nachos, a whole cheese quesadilla, and 2 taquitos. I love the El Mezon burrito. how can you go wrong with chicken, shrimp, and chorizo all covered in cheese sauce? I will be back. it is good. Just don't waste your money on the guacamole.
Came out here for lunch with some co-workers hoping for some authentic Mexican food. We were seated very quickly and were surprised at the prices of this place. Every item was around $2 less than what I would normally see at a Mexican restaurant of similar quality. My co-workers ordered the lunch special chicken chimichanga with rice and beans for $5. I had the chicken fajitas, and they were only $7 or $8. My co-workers' food came out first. The server said, "Two beef chimichangas?" My co-workers both told our server that they had both ordered chicken and not beef. So the server goes back into the kitchen, and about 15 seconds later, what looked to be the cook came out with the same plates. He said, "Two chicken chimichangas?" We all looked puzzled. There was no way they could have fixed the chimichangas that quickly. My co-workers cut into their chimichangas, and they were definitely beef and not chicken. It wasn't a huge deal for them though, they said it was still tasty. My food came out next. The server said, "Chicken fajitas and three tacos?" I told them, I had the fajitas but no tacos." He placed the plate of fajitas on the table and brought the tacos to the correct table. Now, I noticed that I didn't have any tortillas and that the description of the dish was different than what was stated on the menu. There was supposed to be guacamole on the plate and there wasn't, and I also didn't have any tortillas to eat my fajitas with. It took quite awhile for me to flag down a waiter for some tortillas. Good thing I eat fast, because my co-workers were almost half done with there meal. Overall the food was tasty and cheap, but I felt like the service was lacking. Probably would not come here again unless my co-workers really wanted to.
I would put El Mezon in the "Standard Authentic Mex" category; they offer the classic fare and you get what you expect. But there are also a few specialties like the Fajita Quesedilla. I've had plenty of fajitas and countless quesedillas, but this was my first collision of two in one dish. It certainly won't be my last. The Queso Fundido with chorizo, beans and cheese dip was a nice surprise and my friend's Steak Burrito was also excellent. Margarita wise, they're fine, although they are pre-made. The menu says that you can customize them with your choice of tequila, but when I asked the waitress, she seemed confused about it. All in all, it's a solid choice for Mexican if you're in the area. Very bright and clean inside and the owner is very friendly and accommodating.