FYI, I'm well-aware of Plaza Morena and will be grazing there sometime next week -- but the Answer Man will NOT be invited to join me. He always sticks me with the tab, for one thing.
Dear Mr. Furst,
When you mentioned awhile ago that you'd be looking for awesome Mexican restaurants, I immediately thought of Plaza Morena in Owatonna (369 18th St SE), but didn't know if you'd travel this far. Since you mentioned in your 'burger' article that Owatonna was the western boundary for your travels, come on over! This is the first restaurant I've been to where 'fresh' actually came to mind when describing the food. They have an extensive menu and great service.
I think if you mentioned this to The Answer Man, he'd be up for coming along ("A word to the wise is sufficient".) Plus, the margaritas are pretty good too, and it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a designated driver along. :-)
I'm going there tonight and will see if they have a take out menu which I can send to you.
Judy Peterson, Owatonna