Patrons and fans of Tortilla Sam's will be happy
to learn that I've increased the restaurant's rating
due to better service and overall improvement. I
dine there several times a month, and they've
given me consistent service and quality since my
The most notable improvement is their dinner
specials; on certain nights, one can enter the
restaurant during normal dinner hours and treat
oneself to a dish even more out of the ordinary
than what's on the normal menu. One such night of
specials included "the hungry vegetarian" for
$9.95, consisting of a relleno, a burrito, and a
taco with beans and rice - nearly three meals
worth of food! I also ordered restaurant made
jalepeno poppers; they were easily three to four
inches long, giant, tasty hot peppers filled with
orange gooey cheese and dipped in corn dog batter!
The only unfortunate thing is that there seems
to be no regular schedule for dinner specials, so you
never know when they're having them. The addition of
an outdoor sign or a chalkboard in the window with
some dinner special advertising would do wonders!
Additionally, live music plays on random evenings as
well. Otherwise, the restaurant remains much the same.
It's still one of the very few Mexican restaurants
in Worcester, yet it also happens to have one of
the most vegetarian friendly menus I've ever seen - with
unique items like Tofu Buffalo Wings and their
much beloved green chili. The decor is pleasant
and lively, really wonderfully done.
The menu simply has a huge tableau of choices, all
of the traditional Mexican fare you can think of -
often with a trademark twist. Fajitas by the
pound is another amazing and fun take-out option;
and the Sam's Secret Sauce wings are a taste
sensation that is not to be missed. Everything is
also very reasonably priced, and the restaurant
itself is open until the very early hours of the
morning, making it one of the few options
available for late night dining.