We were on our way to Denver and decided to jump off the freeway and see if we could find some good New Mexico food. After driving around town a little we settled in on the Sands. It was early about 1100 hours and we were the first ones in there. My first impression upon walking in was that it smelled of old grease. I tried hard to ignore the smell because little places like this have a habit of putting out great food. And yes, this was the case.
I had the grilled chicken burrito. It was only seasoned chicken inside with a light green sauce on the outside. Very zesty and tasty. My wife had the cheese enchilada and it to was very good. The beans and rice were also outstanding, not just something extra that is thrown on the plate by many other Mexican restaurants. The salsa was also extremely good. Don't be afraid it is not that hot. But very light and flavorable. You also get bottomless chips. The waitress was very attentive and continued to be so even as the place filled up.
The price was about $20 for both of us. This included two drinks.
Nice stop and left really full.
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