Burrito Grande, located in the Salt Lake City suburb of Roy, UT, is a fine restaurant serving delicious Mexican cuisine with a Texas twist... and the fine food dished out by this restaurant could be described as "Tex Mex." Whatever label you put on this amazing restaurant, I think all can agree the amazing food this restaurant serves can best be described as "muy sabroso..."
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Photo: It's a little past 6:00 in the evening, Saturday, October 03, 2020, and after a hard day of working on Robert's Jeep, were looking forward to enjoying a wonderful Mexican dinner at Burrito Grande, located in Roy, Utah.
Photo: As you enter the restaurant, you'll notice the spacious dining room and the comfortable seating. During these COVID-19 virus days, the furniture has been rearranged to allow for "social distancing." Yes, that even applies in Utah...
Photo: The dining room is clean, spacious, and lit "just right" to set the mood for fine dining. Traditional "banda" Mexican music was softly playing in the background to add to the charming atmosphere. There were a few costumed skeletons in place, as the restaurant seemed to be gearing up for the upcoming "Dia de los Muertos" celebration, at the end of the month.
Photo: One page of the dinner menu that all four of us ordered from. The menu is extensive - six pages total - and features all of your Mexican favorites. I've posted the complete menu here, so click on the link to view all of the wonderful choices the extensive menu offers.
Photo; As soon as we were seated, we received a bowl of fresh, in-house made tortilla chips, along with three small bowls of salsa verde, and two small cups of very spicy red salsa. The four of us made short work of the chips and salsa, and our friendly server brought another order of chips and salsa to our table, on the house!
We absolutely LOVED the chips, which were hot, crispy and fresh, and the salsa verde was simply out-of-the-world delicious! It was chunky, with rich, thick salsa verde sauce, with diced green, yellow and red chili pepper, along with diced white onion, which added to the wonderful taste, and made a spectacular presentation.
Photo: Our amazingly friendly server, Fabi, brings my plate of "Don Carlos Carne Asada" to the table, behind a masked smile. We were treated to friendly and attentive service, and Fabi treated us like family, and took my photo taking in stride. We enjoyed her company!
Photo: Tonight's dinner gang, from left to right: Robert, Steve, Chris and your author. We were actually staying at Chris' place, and getting Robert's Jeep ready for The Trail Hero four wheel drive event, to be held in Hurricane, in the southwestern corner or Utah.
Photo: Robert chose #D14, "Chorizo," from the "Dinner" menu. The menu describes his dinner as, "It doesn't get any more Mexican than with this dish. Homemade fat free Spanish sausage is scrambled with eggs and pico de gallo (onion, tomato, cilantro,) all mixed together. This combo is great for breakfast or dinner. Pick your choice of flour or corn tortillas."
Actually, there is a HUGE difference between Spanish and Mexican chorizo, but both variations of chorizo are based on the Spanish version. Robert's dinner definitely featured the Mexican version of chorizo, ad it's spicier and runnier than the Spanish version. The chorizo was mixed with eggs, and topped with lots of brick-red chorizo sauce, with shredded Mexican cheese on top. Like the other dishes our group enjoyed, his refried beans arrived with grated, melted Mexican cheese on top, and he enjoyed a side of the amazing rice that Burrito Grande is famous for.
Photo: Both Steve and Chris ordered D#13 from the "Dinner" menu, "Las Comadres," (Two Enchiladas,) which the menu describes as, "You get your choice of chicken, shredded beef or cheese." Steve went with one chicken and one beef enchilada, while Chris went with two beef enchiladas. From the outside, both of their dinners looked identical.
My friends loved their dinners! The enchiladas were stuffed with seasoned, mildly spicy meat, which was moist and tender, and baked to perfection. Each enchilada was drizzled with Mexican cheese, and topped with shredded lettuce and graded Mexican cheese. The amazing rice and beans were identical in all four of our dinners.
Steve and Chris are locals, and are regular diners at Burrito Grande, so it goes without saying they love the fine cuisine dished out at this amazing restaurant!
Photo: From the "Dinner" section of the menu, I ordered #D16, also known as Don Carlos Carne Asada (Long Steak Strips.) The menu describes this amazing dinner as, "Chopped carne asada (steak) cooked over the grill with a side of guacamole with lettuce, and pico de gallo (onion, tomato and cilantro.) Pick your choice of flour or corn tortillas." All combination plates on the dinner menu include Mexican rice and refried beans.
The "star" of my dinner was the huge helping of marinated carne asada (Mexican steak strips) grilled to perfection. The steak was tender, most and flavorful, with a very "earthy," robust taste and not at all spicy. Perfect! The scoop of guacamole was creamy, smooth, but had just the right amount of "chunk" to it that I love, as it had finely diced pepper and onion. The refried beans were creamy and smooth, and you could tell they were cooked in lard, the way refried beans are cooked in Mexico, by the "earthy taste." The beans arrived sprinkled with melted Mexican cheese, which added a nice touch.
My rice was cooked Mexican style, I'm assuming in chicken broth, as there was a slightly "meaty" taste to the rice, which makes the rice an amazing side. Like the guacamole, the onion, tomato and cilantro was made from fresh ingredients, which added to the taste sensation of this amazing dinner. The cool pico de gallo and the chilled guacamole complimented the carne asada, rice and beans, and made for the perfect side dish.
Burrito Grande is one of Steve and Chris' favorite restaurants in Roy, as they're locals and frequently dine at this fine restaurant. All of us loved our fine dinners, along with the super friendly service we enjoyed from our hostess, Fabi. Burrito Grande is in a class all by it's self!
When you're in the mood for amazing "Tex Mex," or Mexican cuisine, Burrito Grande should be on your list. The food is delicious, the servings are large, the dining room is comfortable, and the staff is very friendly and efficient. Burrito Grande serves delicious Mexican food in Roy, UT!
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