Don Cecilio’s (5279 N Roxboro Rd) might look like a generic Mexican restaurant in a strip mall, but it’s definitely got a few things going for it. It’s main purpose for me is something of a guilty-pleasure standby but I think there’s no denying that the food is better than some of the other options in the non-taqueria, drowned-in-cheese, Mexican restaurant category.
Last time I went I had the chilaquiles (much less flavorful than the Las Palmas version but still comforting).
The best thing about Don Cecilio’s, though, is the dipping sauce that comes (in addition to salsa) with the chips. It’s a white, creamy and sort of sweet dip that I haven’t seen anywhere else and find impossible to describe or resist. It goes especially well on chips when combined with their salsa (which also isn’t bad). After eating it many times I finally gave in an destroyed the mystery by asking what was in it–our waiter said it was milk, mayo, cilantro and jalapenos (must be condensed milk, for the sweetness). Yummm. I recommend giving it a chance.
Another two things going for Don Cecilio’s:
I’ve never been disappointed when I’ve stopped by this place in the mood for something cheesy and Mexican-ish, and I get frequent cravings for the white sauce.