I don’t know if Sublime ever came here on their “trips to Garden Grove,” but if not, they were definitely missing out. Sabroso! Mexican Grill is a hole in the wall in a strip mall off of Harbor Blvd. in Garden Grove. It is always crowded and always warm inside, so if you have little patience or body temperature control, this isn’t the place for you. If you don’t need a 5 star ambience and you love good food, then this is the place for you.
My mom enjoyed the Menudo and the Camarones al Mojo de Ajo. The menudo was a wonderful mix of spicy and meaty with a taste as if my grandma had made it for me. Unfortunately, I am allergic to shrimp, so I had to take my mom’s word that this was her favorite and only dish she will ever get here. The shrimp are cooked perfectly and they are served with delicious rice and beans. The beans are Peruano beans. No lard is used to prepare these beans, yet they taste so indulgent, rich, and creamy. Hands down the best beans I have ever had.
I loved the Ensenada Fish Burrito! The fish was fresh and the rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, and secret sauce were served in perfect ratios inside the heavenly tortilla. It will definitely be difficult for me to stray from this dish because I enjoyed it so much.
Last, but certainly not least, my father indulged in the Torta Milanesa. The breaded chicken and roasted pork were the perfect pair in this beautiful sandwich. It was one of the best tortas I have ever had outside of Mexico. The bread was perfectly crunchy and stuffed to the brim with fresh ingredients.
If you enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine, look no further than Sabroso! Mexican Grill! The food is amazing and every single member of the staff is genuinely friendly and welcoming. I cannot wait to return and try everything on the menu, but I am expecting the crowds to rise after July 11th, as they are scheduled to appear on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives on the Food Network, so keep a look out for that!