Oh, wow! We just ate at the Blue Parrot on Wednesday after wandering the street fair!
I'll try my best to review:
The chips and salsa: Great chips, slightly warm -
Service was good, perhaps a little slow in getting the beer to the table.
My husband had a bean and cheese chimichanga, and it was indeed a bean and cheese chimichanga. It was slightly crispy at the edges, sour cream and guacamole on top. Nothing to write home about, but hey, that's what he gets for getting something so boring!!! ;)
I opted for the two item combo plate: Chile relleno and vegetable enchilada. The vegetable enchilada was fantastic! Lovely sauteed and nicely flavored zucchini in there really won me over. I didn't miss the meat or the usual overly cheesy fare. It was delightful. The chile relleno kinda freaked me out a bit as at the first bite I smelled and tasted a "sour note". I'm not sure whether something had gone bad, and I didn't have any physical trouble after eating it per se, but something was "off". In hindsight, I should have sent it back. The rice and beans were good.
Our friend ordered a combo plate with a quesadilla (plain, fine, whatever) and some lobster dish (tacos?) that I don't recall, but he was a happy camper and cleaned his plate as well.
It was great to get a table outside as it was kinda stuffy (though not crowded) inside. The music was fun - varied and chock full of singable 80s/90s tunes, offhand I can remember "Corn Flake Girl" and "Baggy Trousers"...
They are reasonably priced, the menu is GIGANTIC, lots of vegetarian options (yay!) and portions are generous. We walked back to the house fat and happy.
I'd definitely go again.
It's been awhile, but I do recall the salmon was delicious. Enjoy!
Filippi's is decent, but we tend to like a thinner crust, less saucey NY style in our household. If you can get yourself to Hillcrest, go to Bronx Pizza for a real authentic pie! Enjoy SD - we're having lovely weather! :)