Last night we enjoyed some delicious Mexican food at The Sonora Grill. I love authentic Mexican food and am always eager to to try new places.
The atmosphere is very inviting and has an "Old World" vibe. While you wait for your table, they welcome you to sit in the lounge/bar area. This is a rare commodity for Utah restaurants, and I always appreciate when you are able to order drinks before you are seated.
The floor plan is very open and you are able to see through to the kitchen, and watch the Chefs work. They have an outdoor patio as well, but we chose to sit inside.
One of the unique items that Sonora Grill has you try, are there massive round tortilla chips. They are served along side two different salsas, a Morita Salsa (smokey Red Salsa) and a Tomatillo (Green Salsa). I prefer a spicy hot salsa and these are definitly on the mild side. So if you don't like heat, these salsas are perfect.
Graham thoroughly enjoyed the massive tortilla chip. The chip was bigger than his whole head! I love watching him try new foods. Its fun to see his eyes get big and start cooing with excitement.
Sean and I ordered a few adult beverages. I ordered the Ultimate Margarita. It is mixed with el jimador reposado, muddled lime and ice, simple syrup, lime juice, gran gala floater, shaken and served on the rocks. For Utah drink standards this Margarita is very well made. I ended up ordering a second one to top off the night. Sean ordered a Spiral Jetty from EPIC brewing, but the waiter informed him that they were all out, so Sean chose a Squatters IPA.
There table side guacamole is amazing! So fresh and delicious! The price is a bit expensive, but the amount of guacamole you receive is plenty enough to serve at least 4-5 people!
The best thing about this restaurant is there completely separate Vegan menu. A whole page dedicated to all of there Vegan options!
I ordered the Vegan Pineapple Tacos. You get three tacos on made-from-scratch corn tortillas with fresh, grilled pineapple, slaw and pico de gallo. They top it with dairy free avocado cream sauce and serve it with a side of vegan refried beans and rice. I asked the waiter to replace the refried beans with black beans. The tacos were very fresh tasting. It had tons of pineapple on it which gave it a very tropical flavor. It was a yummy Summer evening dinner!
Sean ordered the Vegan Black Bean Burrito. Its quite large! It comes on a handmade flour tortilla filled with rice, black beans, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and guacamole. They smother it in red enchilada sauce and top it with dairy free avocado cream. It is served with pico de gallo and slaw on the side. I obviously took a few bites of this ginormous burrito, and fell in love. I especially loved the avocado sauce they put on it.
We ordered off the kids menu for Teddy Graham, black beans and rice. Since he is only 12months old, we knew he wouldn't eat that much. As all babies do, he loved throwing his rice and beans on the floor... But he kept cooing for more beans and guacamole! That baby sure loves his guac!
Overall our experience at The Sonora Grill was top notch! From the cute hostess girl who helped us with the highchair and our waitress who kept playing and talking to Graham. The food was fresh and tasty, and the service was friendly! The portions were quite large, that we ended up taking home leftovers. We will be back very soon to try more of there vegan menu.
The Sonora Grill
2310 S. Kiesel Ave
Ogden, UT 84401