Just like burger places, there are lots of options for Mexican or Tex-Mex food in the Oklahoma City metro. One that I love is a small restaurant in Warr Acres that serves some really good food. Tucked away in a strip mall on the southeast corner of NW 39th Expressway and MacArthur, this is a hidden gem that’s getting more popular.
We stopped by on a cloudy Friday night, our second visit in a year, it was busy enough but not too crowded. We immediately were seated and brought chips, salsa, and queso. The first thing we tried on this visit was the queso fundido. If you haven’t tried this dish, it’s chorizo fried with onions and peppers then served in a cast iron skillet with a cheese topping. It was really very good, not too much spice but different from the complementary salsa and queso. Now I ordered my standard chimichangas with shredded beef and sour cream sauce topping it, served of course with beans and rice. I really like their chimichangas, the beef was a shredded fajita meat and the sour cream sauce has a cheese tang that I really enjoy, much different from other Tex-Mex places in town. Big K had the burritos El Paso, this dish has marinated steak with a cheese and green sauce on top, also served with beans and rice. He liked the steak, said it nice and tender with a good flavor.
Service was really great. Our server was good and the food was prepared quickly, so not a long wait. The ambiance is also nice, the painted tables and chairs lighten the room. I give them 5 strips of bacon.
Address: 3800 N MacArthur Blvd., Suite A, Warr Acres.
A few weeks ago we were hungry for Mexican food but wanted something new, a place we hadn’t tried before. While driving around, we found El Sombrero on N. May just south of NW 50th St.
Even though it was Friday night, it wasn’t busy so we were seated quickly. Chips, queso, and salsa were brought out quickly while we looked over the menu. My husband ordered beef chimichangas, while I went with the shrimp enchiladas and Mae with a kids quesadilla. It wasn’t a long wait for dinner to arrive. The chips and queso were good but not mind-blowing. Now my shrimp enchiladas were good, the shrimp had been grilled before being rolled in the tortilla and smothered in sour cream sauce. I like the rice and for once I was able to eat the refried beans (not a fan of beans in any form). Had a bite of the beef chimichangas, not bad will have to have some next time I stop. Mae had no complaints either, I even think I saw her take a bite of the beans. After we were done, we tried their new desert- sopapilla with ice cream and chocolate syrup drizzled on top. When you added the honey to the mix, it was wonderful.
Overall it was a great place to stop for dinner. It’s located in the Mayfair Shopping Center on the east side of May, very south part of the complex. It was clean and the service was good. The staff was very friendly and on top of everything. I’ve read that there are two other locations, I haven’t been to them so this review is only for the Mayfair location. I’m giving them five strips of bacon.
Address: 4900 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City; 2624 W. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City; 2838 S I-35, Oklahoma City.