While there are other Mexican restaurants in the city with this type of attitude, the menu at Carta Azul blows a place like Tortilla Flats out of the water. While both are notoriously rowdy (the manager at Carta Azul will even do a tequila shot with your table if you ask - shh!), the food at Carta Azul is not just edible, but flavorful and well seasoned. No steamed frozen broccoli in quesadillas here! The menu is long and varied, but filled with the sort of classics you would expect like chicken and steak tacos, mushroom and cheese quesadillas, and fajitas with sauteed vegetables and chicken, steak, or shrimp. The quality is predictable, the freshness of the guacamole that comes on the side is sometimes questionable, and there's nothing innovative about the cuisine. But service is friendly and the atmosphere is vibrant and exciting, making the errors with the food fall into the background of a happy, slightly raucous evening with your waiter, who is about to become your next best friend.