Monday, March 15, 2010

Mexican Monday: El Sombrero Tapatio

So much for Meatless Monday!

Every Monday a small group of us from work heads to a place called El Sombrero for lunch. They have a fantastic spicy salsa (it varies a little from week to week, but it's always spicy and good) and an extensive, but typical selection of Mexican-American dishes that are average to above average. I used to get a chile relleno or an enchilada or sometimes, a tostada or taco salad – all very good. The Burrito Colorado is a popular choice with my co-workers as are the tacos. I tried a few other dishes, but I pretty much stuck with these few standby choices until one day, I tried the tortilla soup. Since then, I’m obsessed. I look forward to it all week.

Just like the salsa, the soup is slightly different from week to week depending, I suppose, on the cook that day or maybe the available ingredients. But again, like the salsa, it’s always delicious: grilled chicken (pollo asado) in a rich broth with fresh avocado, tortilla strips, shredded cheese, and fresh lime to squeeze over the soup. I love the texture of the crispy tortilla strips along with the melting cheese and hot liquid. The broth is salty and so good with the tangy lime and chunks of fresh avocado. The excellent pollo asado is now on my list of non-meatless foods I must enjoy from time to time – every Monday, in fact.

El Sombrero Tapatio – 10820 NE Sandy Blvd.

1 comment:

  1. I have passed by that place tons of times, but have never stopped in. After reading this I will make a trip there before too long. Sounds good!