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Sabor a Mi Grill Tequila & Botanas, Rancho Cucamonga

Sabor a Mi Grill Tequila & Botanas, Rancho Cucamonga

ocated in the Thomas Winery Plaza. and Established in 2018 Sabor a Mi Grill Tequila & Botanas was opened by Elizabeth Hart and Martha Dovali. They wanted to showcase Mexican food that is more authentic and to different regions of Mexico.


BOTANAS


The oyster is a baked version that has chorizo and gives a great spice note with the melted cheese and forms a nice crust. There is a basil leaf inside also but adds no flavor to this in any way. 

The flavor is good and the oyster  and it’s liquor adds enough to cut the spice and is nicely rich and decedent. 


PLATO FUERTE


Mixiote     Lamb in a package, slowly cooked with Mexican spices and avocado leaves

Mixiote

Lamb in a package, slowly cooked with Mexican spices and avocado leaves

This is basically lamb stew.

The lamb is fork tender with no bones but does have some fat and gristle but it is to be expected with this meat.

This is seasoned to to perfection with no real heat and the spices complement the meet very well.

They add Grilled Nopal in this also and adds a great fresh note that cuts the earthiness of the meat but not much.

The avocado leaves are not in this.




Deserts


Cream brûlée’s

Cream brûlée’s

All are not like your traditional brûlée and are grainy 

(from right to left)

Guava - 

This is the most flavorful with the Guava bring very prominent. It is sweet but does have some acidity to it. It is very refreshing and is very flavorful and goes with the restaurant very well. 

Orcharta - 

This is the sweetest of the three and has the flavor of vanilla and spite hint of cinnamon. There is a strong flavor of banana but of a macho banana rather than the Normal we see everyday. There’s a nice back note of tapioca or rice.  

Jimacha -

This is very subtle in the hibiscus flavor to the point it’s not even much there. It’s to me just very sweet and like a colored custard with a very delicate note of strawberry. 


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