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Reprinted from The Everett Herald - June 2, 2006




Good to the very last mouthful


You won't want to stop eating at Sabor a Mexico,
a dandy new restaurant in Mukilteo.



By Anna Poole
Herald Restaurant Critic



Sabor a Mexico


8410 Mukilteo Speedway
Suite A
Mukilteo, WA 98275

425.710.9094
fax: 425.710.9294

Specialty:

Mexican

Hours:

10:30am to 10pm Monday through Friday; 11am to 10pm Saturday; 11am to 9:30pm Sunday

 

Price Range:

Inexpensive to moderate ($8.75 - $13)

 

Liquor:

Full bar

 

Vegetarian:

Ample Choices

 

Reservations: Recommended for larger parties and special events

 

Disabled Access:

Easy Access

 

Credit Cards:

Mastercard, Via

MUKILTEO - My appetite was whetted when I sampled Sabor a Mexico's menu at the recent Taste of Mukilteo.
A few days later, I was ready for the full-meal deal, so I asked a friend to join me for dinner at the Mukilteo restaurant, who's name means "Flavor of Mexico."
We arrived just ahead of the Saturday night rush. But the moment we stepped into the dining room, servers came from all directions to take us to a table, fill our water glasses, set out chips and salsa and take our drink orders. The attentive service continued regardless of the crowd size.

We selected a table where we could watch the kitchen action, and ordered a house margarita($5). Mexican beer($3.50) and house-made sangria ($3.75 a glass) are also available, plus other cocktails, domestic beer and wine.

the dining room is decorated with a light ethnic touch that includes white sombreros trimmed in gold sequins, pre-columbian-style pottery masks and photos of Mexican movie stars, including Pedro Infante.

The attentive staff kept checking on us until we selected chicken fajitas ($12.75) with corn tortillas and the dinner special, Chile Colorado ($9.95), with flour tortillas. this restaurant feels like dinner at your uncle's house, if you had a Mexican tio.

While we waited, we sipped our drinks and munched fryer-fresh chips dipped in salsa. After a little while my dinner companion said, "Oh yeah. I forgot. The Salsa slips up on you." When he said that, I noticed the inside of my mouth was warm and getting warmer. This salsa's good stuff.

The baseball-capped cooks whipped up our dinners in a lot less time than we took to order them. But they didn't skimp on anything. My friend's chicken fajitas was a generous serving of spicy chicken strips, onions, green bell peppers and celery on a sizzling platter. Our server also brought a second plate heaped with guacamole, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. My friend used all these to fill his four corn tortillas that were also served with refried beans and Mexican-style rice. He ate it all without taking a break., which is a sure indicator that the food is excellent.

My chili Colorado was a plate of fork-tender beef cubes cooked in a mildly spicy red chili sauce, refried beans and rice. Like my friend, once I started eating, I didn't want to stop. And the last few bites I ate extra slowly because I didn't want my plate to be empty, but it was and I enjoyed every bite.

Sabor a Mexico has the flavor of Mexico in it's food and service.



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