Mon, May 20, 2024

Business Lunch Review: Lokos Tacos

Publisher’s Note: ABD is bringing back its popular Business Lunch Review and bringing back our original reporter to break bread with you and offer insight. We use a rating scale with “5” being the best score.

Food Quality: 5
Service: 5
Business Meeting: 5
Value: 5

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

You could say I’m a creature of habit, especially when it comes to the restaurants I like and the meals I order. I’ve always been a picky eater, but that isn’t the case for my wife, Rebecca. I could probably count on one hand the number of foods or restaurants she doesn’t like.

We both enjoy Mexican food, so we were excited to try Lokos Tacos in Fairway Square near the Augusta National. We were seated promptly, and our server was very attentive and took the time to answer our questions about the menu.

I usually order the same meal every time I visit a Mexican restaurant: a beef burrito and chicken enchilada with rice and beans, but I decided to try something different and ordered a chicken quesadilla instead. I know it wasn’t a very adventurous choice, but it was a start.

My wife ordered Texas rice, a dish containing not only rice, but also chicken, steak, shrimp with vegetables, and cheese dip. We received our food quickly, and both dishes were delicious. Lokos Tacos provides generous portions, so bring your appetite.

Rebecca always needs a box to take her leftovers home, but I rarely need one because I tend to finish my meals in one sitting. That wasn’t the case this time, but we had eaten Saturday brunch before enjoying a late lunch. The quesadilla was just as good that evening, and she said the same thing about her meal.

The quesadilla costs $11.95, though they offer it with cheese, only for $8.50. The Texas rice is $17.95, which we thought was reasonable because of the portion size and the types of meat it contained.

Monterrey Mexican Restaurant — one of our favorites — offers the same meals at somewhat lower prices, but the portion sizes also appear to be smaller. For example, Monterrey’s Texas rice comes with the choice of one meat for $15, but they charge an extra dollar for chicken, steak, and shrimp. Other toppings, such as shredded cheese and lettuce, can be added to the dish for additional fees.

At Lokos Tacos, the most expensive meals on the menu only cost about $20, and like other Mexican eateries, they also offer a wide selection of beer, liquor, and cocktails.

I really liked the restaurant’s atmosphere, and it was quiet enough to hold a business meeting. It has mostly booths, along with indoor and outdoor tables. According to our server, Lokos Tacos is open for Masters Week. He said he hoped the traffic wouldn’t be too bad when we come back, but the food and service were certainly worth the inconvenience.

Lokos Tacos
2825 Washington Road, Suite H-1
lokostacosaugusta.com

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