You might remember this place by it’s former name: Molcasalsa; or it’s name prior to that: Alberto’s. Dive Mexican restaurants are places that I have sought out on vacation. The experience is usually positive.

Hector’s Mexican Food is located on 2901 East 3300 South in Salt Lake’s Canyon Rim neighborhood. I grew up close by. Back then it was called Alberto’s and was open 24 hours. Those late nite food runs consisted of large carne asada burritos covered in guacamole. It was delicious, filling, and inexpensive. It is still filling and inexpensive but the food has taken a turn towards nasty. The meat is tough, the guacamole looks and tastes as if it came out of a play dough container, the tortillas taste like they were soaked in oil but never fried, the rice is dry and the beans were clumpy and bland.

Indigestion and Regret

Usually I have something good to say about every restaurant that I try. Not this time. If you get off of I-215 on 3300 South looking for food, stop at Wendy’s, Five Guys, Wing Nutz, Cafe Rio, Shiver’s, Cafe Silvester, or Millcreek Cafe. If you get to Hector’s, you have gone too far. Either turn around or keep driving.

Happy Eating (or fasting if it’s between that and Hector’s).

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