I was reading the various internet reviews on the five locations of Romeo's Mexican Food and Pizza in Omaha, and I could not help but notice a trend. People love to hate Romeo's. Reviewers call Romeo's food "bland", "flavorless", and most of all "not real Mexican food". Well, I have a question for all you haters. What did you expect? Most "Mexican" food found in the United States is nothing like the food in Mexico and usually tastes bland. That is because most American-Mexican restaurants' version of the food from south of the border is just that; an American take on the cuisine of Mexico. Some sort of stuffed tortilla covered in melted cheese, nachos, and other types of stuffed tortillas covered in melted cheese make up the vast variety of American style Mexican food. There are very few authentic Mexican restaurants around.
Again, I am not claiming that Romeo's is an outstanding place to eat. I am telling you that Romeo's fills a much needed role in our society. They provide melted cheese entrees for those of us that shamefully admit we cannot go cold turkey without them. Besides, do not visit Romeo's for just the "Mexican" food. Go there for the pizza. At least tell people that is why you go, if cannot admit that you have a melted-cheese-entree dependence like the rest of us.
MY RATING (out of 10):