Came here with the Diaz family (Greg and his parents) and Jen on a random Tuesday (since Riverside’s between us and Greg’s parents in Moreno Valley). It was nice catching up with my non-Asian family. Anchos is basically your run-of-the-mill, somewhat Americanized, Mexican cantina-type of place (think Acapulco), with requisite giant portions of dishes. But Anchos manages to stand out due to some solid execution and great service. They even make tortillas fresh (it was flour though), right in the middle of the dining room, and serve them like bread service in addition to the standard chips and salsa (pretty cool).
I ordered the chicken fajitas and chile relleno combination. The fajitas were solid – nothing amazing, but tasted pretty good and went well with the aforementioned tortillas. The giant chile relleno had a very thick batter and was slathered with plenty of cheese and sauce, but ended up working for me. Obviously, I was stuffed after eating so much, and left satisfied. Good thing, because it was a long ride back to West LA…
Chris Hei grade: B-
Anchos Southwest Grill & Bar
10773 Hole Ave
Riverside, CA 92505