The guacamole and chips were excellent and rivaled my previous go to place, Frida in terms of the light crispy chips and the smooth flavourful guacamole. It also came with a large piece of pork rind that was a great surprise. My only complaint is that I would have preferred more guacamole instead of the container of salsa that came as an alternate dipping choice.
The tuna ceviche was amazing, with sizable chunks of fish soaked in lemon and lime juices and topped with red onion, cilantro and a bit of salad. The squid rings were only OK compared with the rest, as the batter was nothing special and the various toppings hid the taste of the squid rather than complimented it.
Finally the desserts were to die for and although we were really full from our eating frenzy, we had to make room. There are usually two dessert offerings per evening and our choices were a key lime pie or chocolate pecan bourbon mousse each served in a jar. All the men went for the key lime pie which was just the right combination of tart and sweet (of course I had to taste!), while the women flocked towards the chocolate option. It has been said that chocolate has a special effect on women and this was definitely proven true on this occasion. The reaction we all had when we dug into the intensive rich dark chocolate mousse which was perfectly laced with a trace of bourbon was profound and unanimous. The crunchy pecan and graham cracker crumble topping just added to the whole experience. All original deals of sharing our desserts 50/50 with the men went out the window with that first taste.
Surprisingly, while it does have a vast variety of beers, bourbons, liquours and even sugar cane Mexican Coke as beverages, Grand Electric does not serve coffee. Given the crowds and demand for tables, I guess they don't really want you to linger after the meal. So instead they direct you to the cool coffee house across the street. By the way, if you don't make it into the first sitting, you are not expected to stand in line for hours. They take your cellphone number and call you when your table is ready. We'll have to go back sometime to try the things we missed on the menu.