The traditional Mexican cuisine at Fonda Rosalinda's sates appetites with fresh seafood, fragrant spices, and flavorful vegetarian dishes. Lunchtime starters such as the mexican-sausage-stuffed choriqueso cheese dip ($5.95) overflow with flavor, and entrees such as the pescado tacos ($9.50) brim with tender morsels of fresh sea bass. Carne asada en salsa de mole con callos y camarones ($10.95) combines a grilled steak with scallops and shrimp blanketed in a mole sauce and painstakingly placed diacritic marks. Dinner diners can sample the carne asada con camarones, callos, calamares y nopales ($24.95), which covers a platter of grilled rib eye with shrimp, scallops, and cactus, or taste the chili relleno de carne o queso al mango ($12.50), which stuffs poblano peppers with beef or cheese before drizzling them in mango sauce.
In an inviting space decorated with colorful murals, patrons dine on gourmet Mexican cuisine and sip specialty cocktails, house-made sangria, and margaritas made with fresh limes. Vegetarian specialties include garden enchiladas and chipotle-soy meatballs with beans, rice, and plantains, and omnivorous dishes include salsa-simmered steak fajitas and roasted red snapper.
Amiable service and a menu of quesadillas, fajitas, and prodigious combination platters, served amid vibrant red walls and meticulous floor-to-ceiling decorations, greet diners at Sabroso Mexican Grille. Afternoon munchers can choose from lunch-menu favorites such as a beef enchilada or a fish wrap, which comes loaded with grilled tuna fillet, crispy cabbage, and free legal advice. Culinary composers transform a quartet of hand-rolled tortillas into an ensemble of beef taquitos, and handmade tamales arrive tableside packed with shredded pork and a special-recipe chili sauce. Diners can opt to subdue pangs with veggie combinations, including a platter that fuses a two-cheese chili relleno with mexican rice and refried beans, or satiate parched buds with beverages that showcase unique Mexican elixirs, such as the creamy chords of horchata. Mouth muscles awaken with textured parcels of fried ice cream, which provide a mind-bending synthesis of warmth and cold, much like nefarious meetings held in a volcano.
At Don Julio Mexican Bar & Grill, authentic Mexican dishes, Colombian fare, and classic American burgers rub shoulders on the eclectic menu. Lunch and dinner times star enchiladas, burritos, and other south-of-the-border staples alongside house specialties such as Fajitas Don Julio, a steaming four-meat platter of chicken, shrimp, steak and tilapia served with grilled vegetables. Libations flow freely until 2 a.m. from the full bar, which fuels the dance floor on Fridays and Saturdays. Don Julio also hosts a weekly schedule of karaoke nights and salsa lessons, which teach students to dance seductively even in salsa-filled shoes.
Tortilla Maria whips up fresh batches of tortillas every day, whose organic corn flours envelop steak, chicken, and bean tacos tapped with salsas and cilantro in the entirely gluten free menu. In addition to enchiladas, quesadillas, and vegan soups, Tortilla Maria also blends super smoothies and offers options for raw foodists.The Energize Me smoothie, for instance, unites fruits, flax, turmeric, walnuts, and other ingredients shaken together by a Saturn V rocket and its 7 million pounds of thrust—just enough to meld it all together. The staff mixes smoothies with seasonal, organic, and locally grown produce, when available, as well as with non-dairy milk and organic cold-milled golden flaxseed.