As native Arizonans, we often prefer hole-in-wall Mexican restaurants with great authentic food. That said, we often enjoy a variety of other cuisines, gourmet restaurants and many things in between.
This was a very good blend of the many things we enjoy. The green chili was great, as was the sangria.
The prime rib sandwich special with sautéed onions was excellent and filling. I shared part of it with my husband. The bread/bun for the sandwich tasted home baked by a real pro. Skinny fries were crisp and not greasy.
My husband's Southwestern Cobb salad with Poblano Ranch dressing was very fresh and included avocado, carne asada, bacon, spinach, and assorted greens....among other treats. It was served with the biscuit of the day which was a green chili biscuit. The salad was so large that I finished my meal before he did......a 25 year first.
I glanced at the dessert menu (just so I could tell you what they had, of course) but could not pass up the Buttermilk Pie with caramel sauce. It was wonderful unless you are a supertaster who dislikes anything too sweet. The had several other goodies including Bread pudding and Gelato Trio.
The green chili pasta was good, but not quite as good as The Roaring Fork had the last time I was there.
Charming fellow was our server in the "patio." This was a great idea in hot or cold climates. It is fully enclosed and air conditioned, but has the feel of an old, Mexican outside ramada. Everyone should try Sierra Bonita Grill at least once.
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