When you hear the name Franklin Inn, I don’t think Mexican cuisine is the first thing that will come to your mind. A few years back my aunt and uncle took me to the Franklin Inn for dinner and I was surprised at the quality of food they offered. I haven’t been back to the Franklin Inn since then until this past week when my aunt and uncle took my sister for her bday, my cousin and I just had to tag along.
The worst thing going into this trip was that I was getting over an upset stomach so I unfortunately couldn’t eat too much spicy food …I tried to get something that would be somewhat calm but enough for me to write a blog about. Growing up my dad loved going to ChiChi’s and get their beef chimichanga. Since ChiChi’s closed I have been trying to find a replacement for my dad, I feel cuzamil in sq hill has a great portion and wanted to see what Franklin Inn had to offer. In my cuzamil blog a few weeks back I mentioned that I thought if you have had one Mexican restaurants rice and beans that you have had them all, Franklin Inn proved me wrong on that! Both their rice and beans had added flavor that has been missing at other restaurants, but a little on the dry side. Franklin Inn doesn’t do it but I will say I have found places that add cheese onto the refried beans and they know what they are doing. Onto the main event, on the menu some things confused me, under the chimichangas they listed you could get shredded beef, chicken, or pork. However on another platter section it said you could get ground beef, which is what I was looking for. I asked our waiter and he told me that ground beef was an option and that the menu isn’t completely accurate (not always good to hear, but worked in my favor). The ground beef chimichanga was smaller than I would’ve liked and was very packed inside to the point when I made the first cut the ground beef inside basically all fell onto the plate. I’m not sure what the beef sits in during the day, but the spice in it gave a good taste but it was very greasy.
For my sisters birthday they offered to give her a free desert of their homemade Oreo ice cream, 4 extra spoons please! I wish I could say this was the best ice cream ever, but I can’t.
Overall from the food to the ice cream, the meal was good but didn’t give me enough to want to make the drive back over and over again. Maybe in a few years I’ll stop back again.