Eatery - Torero's (NC)

Torero's Mexican Restaurant - 800 W Main St, Durham, NC 27707
Pricing - $$ | Dining - Casual | Cuisine - Mexican | Reservations - Unnecessary

My friend from Las Vegas visited Duke during Finals Week, so our mutual friends and I had to do some sort of hangout. We decided to head over to Torero's for some good and filling eating. The 25% student discount also helped a lot in picking this as the place to be. I had been there once before and knew that I would certainly be getting full for cheap. I wish I could've tried more so that this post would have more substance but alas, the food was too much. I only managed to finish half my plate before I boxed the rest for home. The free chips and salsa for the table did not help me when it came time to eat the main dish...

Anyhow, my dinner was a plate of their Fajitas Quesadillas with shrimp. I opted not to have beans, so I got two servings of their rice (I LOVE MEXICAN RICE). The dish also came with some shredded lettuce, guacamole, and sour cream. The quesadilla was filled with cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses but with just the right amount so that it wasn't overpowering in quantity of the shrimp inside; however, they were quite salty and forced me to drink from my glass of watery horchata often (I love horchata and had been missing it but it was not good here). The shrimp, though, was superb. I mean, really. They were grilled to perfection, and I could definitely taste the smokiness in them. I approved of the shrimp. The saltiness...not so much but because the shrimp was the majority of the quesadilla, I liked my order.