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Since I just hit 100 check ins at this restaurant, I felt I should update my review. This is probably one of my favorite places in town to eat. I have never had a bad experience. Always excellent service and excellent food. Buttermilk Chicken with sweet potatoes is out of this world. Also the Jack Daniel's Bread Pudding is to die for.
Disgusting. People rave about this place and I have never understood why... Last time I was there I got a side of vegetables with my dish and they weren't cooked. Really???
Excellent Breakfast! I love how they blend the Mexican Influence with the Classic Breakfast. Anything with the green chile is recommended and the Monte Cristo was solid. I will be back for more amazing eats!
The staff was very attentive and I thought the ambience, as well as the atmosphere was great. The food was good, as well. I would recommend this place.
The food is good, the wine is good, the drinks are good. What is the problem? The servers, especially the two male bartenders! The have NO PEOPLE SKILLS! The female bartender was great, once she came on shift! If they improved on this, we'd give them a 5.
Three words: BACON WRAPPED SHRIMP! You have to try this appetizer it is out of this world delicious. I have been here a few times and have been extremely impressed each time. I have had their stuffed chicken w/ poblano sauce, asparagus, and green chile mashed potatoes and it is delicious (especially the green chile mashed potatoes)! The carne asada is cooked to perfection and comes with rice, beans, a homemade tortilla, and guacamole, my boyfriend ate the full portion and they are very generous in size! The pasta with poblano cream sauce is also amazing, but it is very filling so either be sure to come very hungry if you order that! It also comes with chicken on it which the menu doesn't state. The second time we ate their I got the pork green chile atop rice and beans w/ a homemade tortilla. Can you say flavor train?! The flavors are fantastic although next time I will opt for the red option because it is more spicy. The bread pudding is not too sweet or soggy and I promise you will eat the whole thing, very dangerous! Even their drinks are spot on I have had a margarita and you can tell they fresh squeeze their citrus because it was divine, the best part is the chile powder and salt rim! YUM. I also love their Leffe beer it is light and does not have a strong after taste. I will be back here again and again and again!
Absolutely loved this place! Me and my friend came here for lunch and both of us couldn't have been more pleased with our meals and the service. The restaurant is clean and open, the wait staff were all extremely friendly and attentive. We wondered if we got free chips and salsa with our lunch and they said not usually but told us one minute and came out with a huge platter of chips as well as four different salsas! Needless to say, we were very impressed. I have the Azteca soup and it was delicious also very refreshing. My friend had the buttermilk chicken, which you think would be a weird choice for a traditional Mexican restaurant however it was so amazing this is what I'd want to get next time I come here! Overall great experience and I can't wait to come here again.
After 5 days of Phoenix and some pretty good food, this was the best. I had the pasta with poblano cream sauce, chicken, pine nuts and tomatoes. It was great. Other folks in my party had the enchiladas, the buttermilk chicken, and some soup. Everyone reported good things and our plates were taken away empty. I will definitely come here again.
The foods good..the place is nice and the servers friendly. Would recommend the buttermilk chicken and the mashed sweet potato is a welcome side. Will be back
Simply amazing! The staff was attentive and the food was delicious. Got the house red wine and tasted like the expensive stuff. Best new restaurant, I am definitely going back!
At the risk of repeating myself, this has quickly become my go-to for so many reasons: Frst of all, the staff are ALWAYS happy, welcoming, and creative! My oldest friend and I went for brunch today as we do at least once a month. I am burned out on mexican/southwestern for the time being so was having trouble deciding on a restaurant in general. SB won out for the reasons above plus more. We sat in the back room to take advantage of the sunshine and relative quiet; I enjoyed meeting the folks at the next table, who were definitely happy about their circumstances as well. The first order of the day was breakfast cocktails. Couldn't make my mind up there either so our fabulous waiter asked us about our preferences, then surprised us with some fabulous coffees with bourbon in them. OMG, perfect! We finished up on those and started in on margueritas. They were also perfect and custom made for us. When it came time to order, I was not quite ready to choose. As usual, our server had some great recommendations for us. We split the Benedict; we both dig the panko-crusted egg and the hollandaise. We also split a relleno with the requisite fried egg on it; I hadn't had one there before and it totally hit the spot! So, SB, the good company, service, and food really set the tone for the day. As usual, it was perfect. Thanks for getting my day started right!! NOW: get those breakfast plantains on the menu already! Maybe tortilla crepes stuffed with them?
This was my first visit but not my last. I had the jalapeÃ±o poppers and the buttermilk chicken. Both were delicious. I have marked this location as a definite return.
This is one our favorite restaurants in the valley. The food is always fresh and every dish we've tried has been delicious. The restaurant is always clean and the staff is courteous. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
This is really sad for me. I wrote a glowing review earlier and they really deserved it. But today it was as if it was not the same place at all. Apparently because I requested a male server we where treated rudely. WOW. Write a great review and them be treated in a way that clearly said "don't come back." I am still a bit shocked.
Love this bbq place and love that it's local. Sometimes you can smell the meat cooking as you drive by. The carne asada is really good and it's nice to be able to use Open Table for reservations. Nice atmosphere and some really good grill.
I have been going here for a while, and I've always been impressed with the food, service, and drinks. Last Friday night was no exception. Another stellar night with the Sierra Bonita staff. We had a private party of 20 people and the service was second to none. There was only one server, but she was on the spot with everything, my hat off to her. The food was exceptional, especially the special of rib rib. The guacamole is some of the best I have ever tasted. What can I say, I continue to go back here for a reason. This place is a special place and the staff, and food make it GREAT! P.S. The bartenders are some of the best in town!
This is a go-to place for lunch and dinner. Never disappointed. Parking can be a bit of a problem. The menu is varied and interesting. Not your standard fare. Tried happy hour there with the guys, and the value wasn't there. However, lunch and dinner are always a pleasure. Service is consistently excellent and friendly. If you like Southwestern flair dining, we understand why it is so popular.
Happy Hour, Happy Hour, Happy Hour! I cannot stress this point enough! A friend and I got 5 appetizers, 2 sangrias, and a slice of buttermilk pie for $35! Menu highlights: The chips and guacamole: This appetizer comes with three side salsas and a big helping of the smoothest guac ever! The chips are perfect as well! Buttermilk Pie: You will die when you taste this, I literally want to lick the plate after I've finished the pie. The mac and cheese (the actual name escapes me): Green chili cheese and noodles, need I say more? Sangria: I consider myself a bit of a sangria connoisseur, and they have some of the best I've tasted. The atmosphere isn't bad with the dim lighting and all, but I could do without all the Arizona nature porn on the wall. But for cowboy chic food what can you expect?
Set aside my three star rating for a moment. The atmosphere of the Sierra Bonita Grill gets 5 stars in my book! It's a cute little "cantina"-like atmosphere with the dark hardwood throughout. It's very unassuming. The service we had on our first visit was outstanding and I have to say we were a challenging group. The waitress did a great job managing a group of 20 -- all orders came out together, no mistakes, and drinks were filled consistently. It was all very impressive. The food was good too, but here's where my disappointment begins. I ordered a green chile cheeseburger. The burger was way overcooked and, while I understand the spice of the green chiles is a personal taste, there really was no flavor to the green chiles. A friend of mine ordered the Carne Asada which was seasoned and grilled to perfection. And another friend ordered Green Chile Pozole (which I think may be seasonal on the menu) which flavoral - I've never had green chile Pozole so it was a first for me. I think I'll give this place another try!
You like beef, chorizo, cheese, and eggs? Well, you can get all of them rolled into a single package at Sierra Bonita. The SBG Signature burger is off the hook good. The classic tasty of a burger mixed with the distinctive flavor of chorizo. The fries were nice and crispy as well. Vibe was good, portions were good, and the service was fast and friendly. Check it out....
Nothing here that will make your tongue tingle with spice. However I'm updating my update simply to rave about the crossaint bread pudding. Oh my goodnes, is this incredible. I love bread pudding and bread pudding made from crossaints is beyond decadent. (For those of you who visit Luci's try the Wicked Bread pudding which is a great take hom option). This time I made a meal of small starters. Scallops were delicious in a bed of quinoa salad (could have used a little more oomph on the salad but good). The green chili mac and cheese is delicious although I would have preferred more spice. The huitlacoche quesadillas are delcious and filling. Overall, a solid four stars.
Helping a friend move the last remnants out of his swanky bachelor pad... and he turned me onto this gem. Apparently owned by the same people who do PHX City Grille, about which I've heard very mixed and non-exciting feedback. BUT... I loved this place. Had instant charm. The rustic but clean and modernish decor, the friendly staff and attentive service had me before the food. And a patio. Goddamit I want a patio like this in my neighborhood. Knowing how much I love to cook and knowing what a foodie I am, Greggy seemed a little concerned that I would be underwhelmed.Then the dishes came out and that concern was put to rest. Was my first trip, so I had to try the Posole as a benchmark - lean chunks of tasty pork, perfectly firm hominy. Nice thinnish broth. The cabbage and lime was a perfect topper. My culinary companion got a dish with a chicken stuffed blue corn tortilla, a buncha yummy stuff on top and topped with a fried egg (check my pics)! Very good. Not knock your socks off gourmet or "muy autentico homemade at gramma's house". But quality, flavorful stuff. Lots of choices. Lots of specials. Excited to work my way through the menu. If I lived in the area, I'd be a regular.
Awesome weekend brunch, best bloody marys, wonderful staff & service. They have a really good happy hour during the week too. This is my "Cheers."
It's been a while since we dined at SBG and decided we will not wait so long between visits. The food is consistently delicious and the staff is friendly and attentive, but not hovering. We started with a round of drinks (nice variety of options) and an appetizer of the bacon wrapped shrimp - beautifully presently and perfect portion size for a party of four. All of the entree's were wonderful. The burgers are huge, juicy and cooked to perfections. The Smoked Red Chile Pork Roast garnered 5 stars in and of itself as did the chocolate-espresso rubbed pork tenderloin. Yum! The red chile glazed chicken was also a hit. All of the dishes are wonderfully prepared and pleasantly presented. SBG used to be owned by the same owners of Phoenix City Grille. Great to find out that the split didn't impact the quality of food or service. If you've been thinking about trying SBG, don't hesitate. You will not be disappointed.
Sierra Bonita has an absolutely killer happy hour. You can get yourself an amazingly strong Pomegranate margarita and a sampling of some of the tastiest (and cheapest) appetizers around town. The scallops and bacon wrapped shrimp and divine, and the tamale is one of the best in the valley. The restaurant has a great dark and cozy feel... perfect for a date night out. The outdoor patio is well shaded, and is one of my favorite spots to sit. They also have a couple of fantastic private rooms on the lower level, if you need that kind of thing. Though this is a frequent happy hour stop for me, I haven't actually had dinner there... I should probably check out the main menu and enjoy Sierra Bonita in all its glory!
Nice neighborhood restaurant with upscale Mexican food. We've been back a few times.
Went here for the first time for lunch this week. We made reservations, which I highly suggest, becuase its so popular and a lot of people frequent it for a business lunch The atmosphere is a cool, Western ranch with wooden booths and high celiings. It does get a little loud but its all on good fun. When I went the host at the front was smoking HOT so that was a major plus. I order the Santa Cruz pasta and it was pretty good. I got the small and I wish I'd gotten the large because frankly the small was small. My co worker ordered the veggie burger and LOVED it and another co worker ordered the southwest ceasar salad and that looked to die for! If I go back I will def get that.
Even though it has been a couple of months since I first visited Sierra Bonita- my meal is still fresh on my mind, I cannot wait to go back! I started my meal with the green corn tamale-amazing! Seriously, I could of eaten 5 of these. The sauce made the whole experience. I followed it up with the Atole Pinon Hotcakes and was not disappointed. The hotcake was lighter than I thought it would be but full of flavor. The husband the swordfish which was a catch of the day special. Our service was prompt and the atmosphere allowed us to occupy a table for an extended period of time and catch up with friends in between bites.
You've gotta love any place that puts margaritas on happy hour! $6 drinks and appetizers - guacamole and tacos were what I expected. Drinks were mixed well. Cute, southwestern decor with a modern twist. We will be back.
I have to give Sierra Bonita a series of third and fourth chances because really and truly, I want to love it. People that I love and respect love it. I love the people working there. I love the potent margaritas. I adore the decor. And the menu is sexy and inviting. But... I blatantly, completely order wrong when I come here. To the point that I decided that I might actually hate it. Like get up and leave mid-bite. My $16 Cowboy Stew was flavorless and sad - like church potluck beef stew with hominy and soggy fried parsnips as an afterthought. A sea bass special was described with such a litany of delicious adjectives (saffron, chorizo, porcini mushrooms and poblanos) that one would think that the food would literally sing. No dice - it tasted like absolutely nothing. As in not a single taste sensation whatsover - I think I have food in my mouth but I'm not sure...What the heck, Sierra Bonita? This was approved as a special? At subsequent visits, I've had the carne asada (toothsome) and the red chile pork (flavorful and tender) and have felt a little better about the place. Like 3 stars as opposed to 2. But I don't want you to be just a bunch of hype - I want every single dish on your menu to be a winner so that I can visit your establishment fortnightly (with friends in tow), order fearlessly, and love you forever. Can you make that happen?
Have driven past this place a thousand times (give or take) so when I saw a living social deal, I snapped it up. Came to dinner on a Sunday night. I ordered the Miguel's something-or-other. Like a moscow mule, but... not? Any rate, it was quite good. We started with the Hoppers, which were really tasty and not crazy hot jalapenos with cheese on a hot skillet then broiled. Bf had the burger, which he loved. They mix their chuck with chorizo. I had the trout which was really good, though I normally do not order farm raised fish. For dessert we shared the croissant bread pudding, which was really good. I'd give this place more stars but our server was really not at all friendly. I'd tell you his name, but he never told us, and I never asked. Service was FINE. not bad by any means. Attentive. But seriously. Customers like it when you have a smile on your face and dont look like you hate life. I'd blame it on the Living Social voucher (aaaand I never forget to tip on the full amount!) , but I never mentioned I had one until he dropped off the check, I left it in the book with my credit card.
I went here for the first time last night with my husband and 11 month old. They were great with the baby, our server immediately asked if they could get started on something for him while my husband and I pursued the menu. We ordered a kids' quesadilla but I asked to have some spinach thrown in there for the kiddo, no problem, the server said they could make anything. Well, we get the quesadilla (delivered by another server) and there was no spinach in it. Before I even had a chance to send it back, our regular server came and apologized as I guess he checked with the kitchen staff, for the lack of spinach. Amazing service all around - proactive, attentive and accommodating. When you're out with a small child, these things mean so much more during a dining experience. The food was okay, we just smacked on small plates and shared a burger. The Azteca soup was awesome, guacamole could have used some more flavor (maybe some lime, salt, and a pinch of spice), chips were stale. Burger was decent, but I ordered well done - probably would have been better cooked medium - and they were happy to add a green chili. Bacon wrapped shrimp, meh, the BBQ sauce drizzled on the side had to have been the kind you buy at Safeway, the dipping sauce was just awful. We'll give this place another try and go for regular entrees. 2 stars for food, and add 1 star for exceptional service all around.
I had the Southwest Cobb Salad again. It was just delicious. My only suggestion is to have them mix the ingredients. I am sure the presentation would not be as nice but I think it would be easier to eat. I had it mixed today. I prefer it unmixed. I am sure it is psychological but it tastes better without mixing it together.
The outside of the building is deceptive. Inside is an elegant, cozy, comfortable restaurant. Owned and operated by a trained chef, the menu offers a great interpretation of southwestern food. Local craft beers and a good wine selection is available.
I eat here once or twice a month. Never been disappointed by the food or the service. The place is on the smaller side and more intimate than most restaurants. Appetizers I have had and recommend: Stuffed Jalapenos Enchiladas Verde-I typically eat this as an entree Lighter fare: Burgers are good Cowboy stew was good and comforting Main Meals Buttermilk Chicken with sweet potato mash-excellent Red Chili over rice and beans-nice Central Chicken was very nice Desserts Buttermilk pie-worth going for by itself Bread Pudding-Best in the Valley hands down Chocolate Souffle-nicely done, has a little chili in it for a nice kick Service: Typically all have been excellent Kelton is the perfect mix of friendly but not overpowering The place is very casual and friendly in feel. Someplace you can drop in for a nice meal and not break the bank. Better food that the Roaring Fork at a fraction of the price and much friendlier.
One of our go-tos. Chips and trio of salsa-- yum. Fish tacos are great for lunch and so is the vegetable sandwich. Mac and cheese is a great app. Margs are tasty. Outdoor patio is perfect for a warm spring night. Service is always good. Never had a meal we didn't like.
I was pretty disappointed with this place. The service was just alright and in general, i felt like it was overpriced for the food that i got. I know they're trying to do some sort of "mexican fusion", but it wasn't really mexican or fusion. I felt like for the price of the entrees, they should at least give you bread or chips as an appetizer. The filet was more like prime rib and the flavors were pretty dull. The one good point of the restaurant was the drinks. They had awesome mixed drinks and the bar atmosphere was nice.
fantastic food, especially the chile cream corn. Had fish tacos
Ate lunch at SBG yesterday. Having been almost a year since I've dined there. This place seems to have lost all of the style it once had. The service was second-rate despite the dining area not being busy at all. The menu has changed drastically. Instead of taking the time to explain changes and offer suggestions for the new menu and allowing us a few moments to adjust to the menu changes our waitress seemed to want to rush us into an order. After taking our order our waitress brought our drinks: ( a room temperature cup of coffee for my companion and a glass of iced tea for me). Neither of which would ever be refilled. The mediocre food was dropped off at the table by a bus boy and no one ever bothered to ask how it was. The yummy Enchiladas Suizas (Chicken Enchiladas in Tomatillo-Cream Sauce) that was my favorite item on the old menu are no longer on the new menu -- and most of what is on the new menu are unoriginal and uninspiring dishes that are easy to find, at better prices, at many nearby restaurants. If you think that serving $9 chips-and-salsa or offering a side of beans with a mediocre burger or turkey sandwich is clever southwestern cuisine this place is probably going to impress you -- if you are seeking a stronger and truer version of authentic southwestern style of cooking you'll need to go someplace else.