Tuesday, December 15, 2009

El Chupacabra Sighting!

One thing I hate about new restaurants is the anticipation. In most cases, these spots do horrible jobs of pimping themselves out prior to opening. There's just a void of information out there, and I'm here to fill it. Perhaps this will inspire places to put some information out there so the first thing that comes up on Google isn't an opinion based on nothing but how bitchin' your logo looks.

All that aside...how bitchin' does this logo look?!?!?


When this place first popped up, they had a cheap banner out front that said "Horny Toads" featuring a horned toad laying alluringly on his side. Needless to say, I was filled with a need to experience all the Horny Toad had to offer. Weeks went by and nothing happened. Now all of North Kansas City is being ravished by El Chupacabra fever. By all of NKC, I mean 3 guys from Johnson County driving by during lunch.


Little is known about El Chupacabra other than it being a mythical, Mexican, goat-eating creature that will reside at 2417 Burlington St in Kansas City, MO. There are signs in the window stating that they will open soon and that there is absolutely no solicitation. There is a noticeable lack of goat carcasses in the parking lot, which totally makes me think this place isn't legit.

15 comments:

Logtar said...

El Cupacabra is not Mexican, it was first sighted in Puerto Rican if I remember correctly. I don't think it ever made it over to Mexico, except on bad Mexican horn music.

Chimpotle said...

Mexicans love to vacation, and suck goat blood, in Puerto Rico. Why else would he be opening a Mexican grill?

El Chupacabra said...

One of the main controversial things about the Chupacabra is its point of origin. Some say Puerto Rico, others say Mexico, and still others say South America. The most likely place would be Mexico or South America. Puerto Rico has had a history of claiming other regions Mythical Monsters. Remember there are Cats, Dogs and even Bigfoots on other Continents. Just a few months ago CNN reported a video of the Chupacabra in South Texas. Does this make the Chupacabra a good swimmer or maybe he used his frequent flyer miles on SouthWest and went to Cancun for some Margaritas. SO instead of trying to Fuck Up the Reputation of someones Restaurant or logo design do a little research before showing the world your ASS.

Chupacabra Hunter said...

Ouch, that's gonna leave a mark! Right on, El Chupacabra. I could not have said it better if I would have said it myself. I have seen this mythical creature from the inside and the decor is absolutely stunning. I have also sampled some of the fine offerings that will soon become available for lunch and dinner and they are tasty indeed. I have even heard a rumor that they will have the best margaritas this fine city has ever tasted.

Chimpotle said...

I find it quite amusing that people that are no doubt in relation to this restaurant are finally getting around to doing what I was asking here in the comments section.

This wasn't an attack post, it was a call for you to get off your asses and give your place some publicity. I plan on being there the first day it opens, which none of us will ever know at this rate of information trickle. When that day eventually comes, then you can worry about an attack post.

Anonymous said...

contact chris wilson at northpointelectric@gmail.com
to see if you can get more info on when it will open. he's the owner.

Anonymous said...

Who cares where the damn chupacabra originated. I am just ready for the restaurant to open already. How long can you hang a "Open Soon" outside a restaurant before it will open anyway? That thing has been up for months.......

Anonymous said...

It will open 3-8-10, or the next day.

Anonymous said...

I was so excited to have a mexican restaurant in NKC. We waited an hour for cold food and bad service. We ordered Bean burrito and cheese enchilada and was served with meat sauce. So much for vegetarian lunch. I could have ran to the store and made lunch with time to spare. I will never go back. The waitress just made excuses and never apoligized.

Chimpotle said...

Frankly, I don't value your review since you went on the first day open. I also utterly hate the "I'm a vegetarian and something had meat on it" complaint. If you don't eat meat, don't go some place that translates to "goat sucker."

Anonymous said...

I went on the first night and my food was excellent. It's a new place and they just need to work out the kinks. Give 'em a chance. But if you're vegan, probably want to avoid the whole Mexican restaurant thing. They're all about the meat.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I had diner at El Cupacabra tonight and it was excellent. The chips/Salsa as well as the Margaritas were top notch. I had the fish Tacos. The food came out hot and was very good. Best Tacos I have ever had. For a new place it seems to be on track to become my favorite mexican food restaurant.

Joe said...

I went to El Chupacabra early this evening with 9 of my closest friends. I paid a bill for two of us that included two drinks (alcoholic), chips and queso, and a cheese quesadilla. The bill came to 23 dollars. I was immediately disappointed. The food was bland and obviously over priced. With a mexican restaurant located so close to the fantastic restaurants on Southwest Boulevard, I advise that someone work to adjust the flavor and prices of this establishment before someone has to realize a bad investment. Coming from a Spanish background convinces me that my time and money would be better spent somewhere else. Taco Bell would have proven to be a better option based on the reviews of my party. Good luck with keeping the bills paid without recurring customers.

Rhonda said...

Wow! People can be harsh. $23 is reasonable for two beers and two entrees. . . And since when does a quesadilla come to the table spicy?

I have to call into question your expertise Joe. If you have a Spanish background, then you should know that "Spanish" food, not Mexican or Mexican American, is actually somewhat bland.

I loved the food that I ordered. Even the rice had a great flavor. It had garlic in it. The carnitas were sabrosas! Tortilla choices included white or yellow corn tortillas.

And vegan chick, If I remember correctly, the cheese and onion enchilada entree had a description on the menu that included the words "meat sauce".

Listen, my opinion of this restaurant is that a gringo family who loves Mexican style food, created the basic recipes the way they like to eat them. Now, they are sharing those recipes with us.

For example the signature dish, the chupacabra, is a burrito loaded up the way a proper heart stopping tasty burrito should be.

Anonymous said...

We have eaten at El Chupacabra several times and every time the food has been excellent. The chips and Salsa are great. The EL Chupra burritto is huge and delicous!
The price are good.