General chatter - first date, nice guy and mexican food




dolcevita
09-16-2010, 03:39 PM
so, met this guy...kinda hit it off. so we are going on our first date tonite. i don't date much so i'm very nervous. to add to that, we are going to a mexican place. any suggestions? i've gone to applebees and had their under 550 stuff but figured that might not be the best place for a first date. Thanks!


sacha
09-16-2010, 03:45 PM
Sounds lovely!!

Check this out
http://www.healthyoptionsbuffalo.com/DiningTips_mexican.html

dolcevita
09-16-2010, 04:08 PM
Sounds lovely!!

Check this out
http://www.healthyoptionsbuffalo.com/DiningTips_mexican.html

Thanks Sacha! lots of good tips. :)


caryesings
09-16-2010, 05:02 PM
I've been going through the same thing, dieting and early dating stages don't mix well. Just make the best choices you can, then forget about the food and concentrate on the company!

dolcevita
09-16-2010, 05:07 PM
love it caryesings! thanks! :)

bargoo
09-16-2010, 05:33 PM
Order a Taco salad and don't eat the shell. And do not eat the chips and salsa.

ThicknPretty
09-16-2010, 05:43 PM
A lot of the Mexican places I've been to actually have regular salad options. Maybe you'll luck out on that. My weakness is chips and salsa or queso dip...just try to stay so busy either talking or listening that you aren't sneaking chip after chip, that adds up quick!

I agree that dating and dieting don't mix well. But just be yourself...I wouldn't point out or make a big deal out of the weight loss thing, but don't eat anything you don't want to or will regret later just because you're on a date. I've actually found that most guys respect my healthy choices when we eat out...it doesn't ruin their experience at all lol!

good luck and have FUN!

BlueFlower
09-16-2010, 05:45 PM
My favorite Mex Restaurant has the BEST chicken soup. Chicken breast, lots of good veggies, great broth. I know that's the healthiest choice there. Have a few glasses of water before you get there, too.

Have FUN! :)

L144S
09-16-2010, 05:47 PM
skip the chips, get the fajita (chicken and veggies) and skip the tortillas with it,

dolcevita
09-17-2010, 04:49 PM
so it went well and i took the advice. got grilled chicken fajitas, only ate the meat and veggies. no tortillas or chips. :) we had a nice time and hope to see him again soon! Thanks!

sinfuldays
09-18-2010, 07:10 AM
Glad it went well. Mexican food is my absolute favorite so I definitely have to commend you. :hug:

dolcevita
09-18-2010, 10:34 AM
SINFULDAYS: we share 2 things! a love for mexican food and our firstnames! :) thanks!

sinfuldays
09-19-2010, 06:54 AM
hehe how neat. :)
and you're definitely welcome hun.

AnnieDrews
09-20-2010, 03:12 PM
I know I missed the boat on your actual date, but I am glad it went well for you.

I just wanted to mention something in case it might help you or someone else in the future. My fav local Mexican restaurant has two choices that I usually go with when eating there. My favorite item is the shrimp cocktail. It has V-8 juice, boiled shrimp, onion and garlic, tomato, avocado, cilantro, lime, and a little Tabasco. It is served in a huge margarita glass and you eat it with a spoon. It is delicious! The other item I like to order (usually in the winter) is their catfish/shrimp soup. It has catfish (sometimes I get it with only shrimp), vegetable broth, tomatoes and onions. It is served with a plate of rice, chopped onion and cilantro that you can add to it.

dolcevita
09-20-2010, 09:48 PM
thanks!


mmmm...i was actually thinking of getting shrimp. the soup you mentioned sounds like what my date actually ate! lol it had seafood in it and they brought him a little plate with onions etc. i got the grilled chicken fajita. I ate only the vegs and chicken. no beans, cheese or tortillas. :) thanks for the tips!

ebenz315
09-22-2010, 04:49 PM
on a completely different note, stay away from refried beans, or actually, and KIND of beans! could make for an embarassing first date! LOL!

just realized i missed the date too! but glad it went well!!