Happy Grill appears much nicer on the outside than on the inside. The first impression walking in is "dive".
Chicken Mole, Chile Relleno, Carne de Puerco, Tamale. The Relleno was outstanding with a sweeter and deeper flavor than usually present in this offering. The Mole was about what was expected, not really a favorite for me. The tamale was on the dry side but definitely enhanced from verde sauce from the Carne de Puerco.
Caldo de Camaron. I couldn't believe they were offering this in a buffet setting with the huge prawns. The soup itself was delicious but the prawns had soaked too long becoming mealy.
Menudo. This was fantastic with only the slightest among of lingering offal taste. I went back for thirds.
Restroom Rating: Didn't use.
With a steady stream of Mexican clientele arriving, I figured it had to be decent. It was and will be part of routine food circuit.
2810 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53704