We started with guacamole, which was good with salt and a squeeze of lime. The salsa is spicy and vinegary — fans of Tabasco will like it.
I ordered a chile relleno plate, which was $7. Along with cheese enchiladas, rellenos are my Tex-Mex standard, and this one wasn’t bad. It was rolled skinny and long with yellow cheese inside, fried crispy and topped with a yummy ranchero sauce. We also tried a veggie enchilada with mole sauce. Ojeda’s offers six kinds of enchiladas — chicken, beef, shrimp, cheese, veggie and spinach. The veggies were seasoned well and not at all bland or watery as vegetarian Tex-Mex can be. The mole was mild and a little flat, but it was better than we expected.
Ojeda’s has a full bar, and they have four Mexican brews on tap, including Negra Modelo. The place is cozy and relaxed, and the Ojedas are a jolly bunch of legacy restauranteurs who make everyone feel at home. They have two big flat screen TVs that don’t overpower the comfy, cool space, and it’s an excellent hang-out spot.