The Mighty Adventure #1: 2363 Delaware Ave

If you’re wondering what the hell The Might Adventure is, take a look at our page for more information.  Here’s some basic info: my brother Tom and I will be visiting every Mighty Taco over the next 3 months.  At the end of our travels we will provide a final ranking of every Mighty, this is our first entry of the series.

Back in 1973 one Vietnam veteran, one Vietnam era veteran, and two high school friends from Chicago decided over a couple drinks of tequila to move to Buffalo and open up a fast food Mexican restaurant.   They started it with a store on Hertel Ave, which means their restaurant at 2363 Delawave Ave is essentially the closest thing to their original location as possible.  So along with my brother Tom, his girlfriend Kelly and their friend Kevin we kicked off our Mighty Adventure with the Mighty Taco nearest to my house.

Here’s our views on the Food, Interior and the Location itself, remember we will be making a final ranking of our favorite Mighty’s at the end of this adventure.

Visited: 9/13/10

The Food:

I ordered my usual menu entree, the Chicken Fajita Combo meal.  It lived up to my typical standards, plenty of chicken, the mild sauce was actually spread throughout nicely and the lettuce and tomato were fresh and tasty.  I also added a small Beef Bean and Cheese Burritto to the meal.  Lately I’ve become a big fan of refried beans and while the burritto was pretty good, I could have used more beans and probably more cheese.

Beef Bean and Cheese Burritto

Chicken Roastito

Tom ordered his usual, the 3 Cheese Beef Burrito, but he also tried something new during our visit and ordered their Chicken Roastito, which is grilled chicken (or steak) with cheddar cheese, and roasted peppers & onions.  He was very impressed with the roastito, even claiming that he has now found a new favorite menu item.  The change of pace (for Mighty at least) of putting cheddar cheese definitely provides a much stronger “cheesy” flavor and the sauteed green and red peppers gives you something different too.  I’m definitely looking forward to trying it out myself.

Service/Interior:

The interior seemed relatively new, with windows lining the walls which meant little to no decorations.  For seating there are four rows of booths, which means you should have a good shot finding a seat even in the busiest hours.  The only negative about the interior was that several of the tables weren’t cleaned off which is also the only bad thing I can say about the service.  Understandably, if there is a busy line going (indoors and out) I can imagine it can get hard to take time to get out from behind the counter.  I know I try to pick up my own mess but we had to pass a couple tables before we found one that was cleaned off.  Also in their speed at serving my food at the counter they were in such a rush that they put the tray on the table and didn’t announce a number or anything.  Luckily, I was pretty confident that it was my order and it turned out OK.

The Location:

Located on a busy area of Delaware, turning in/out the location can be a pain if it’s the wrong time of day.  The parking lot is a little tight, especially if you have to park in the front while there is a decent line for the drive thru (which is a huge plus).  However, if you live in the city and you’re looking for a Mighty fix, this is closest location.  Really, it’s a nice area and if you are shopping or just leaving a movie, it’s a great lunch option that’s very affordable and probably a better choice then McDonald’s.  The biggest bummer is if you have to make a left turn and you’re impatient, you might want to punch something.

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4 thoughts on “The Mighty Adventure #1: 2363 Delaware Ave

  1. Good morning-

    Thanks for higlighting our facilities, food, and service. We’ll look forward to more feedback as you work your way through the portfolio.

    One correction to your story if I may. The sentence should read “Back in 1973 one Vietnam veteran, one Vietnam era vetran, and two high school friends……..”

    Again, many thanks.

    Be Well! Be Mighty!

    • Don Burtless

      Thank you so much for the corrected info, I really appreciate it and we love Mighty so this was an easy task for us. Thanks for reading!

  2. KevinP

    I take it you didn’t go in the men’s room? This is my “home” Mighty, and I love it, but with all the graffiti on the walls I can’t let my kids use the toilet in case they say “Daddy, what does _____ mean?”

    • Don Burtless

      haha no I didn’t. I was considering including the bathrooms but I dont think I’ve ever used on at a Mighty Taco before hand so I felt weird starting to judge it now. But thats definitely a shame.

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