By Daleth Quintanilla |Staff Writer|
I dined at Elvira’s Mexican Grill on a Friday night; there was live music in the background and the smell of delicious fajitas filled the air.
I read some extremely positive reviews on Yelp and gave it a try.
It has been over a year now and it is still my go to place to go to for Mexican food.
The chips and salsa alone,are reason enough to dine at Elvira’s Mexican Grill.
The homemade chips and salsa are complimentary and made perfectly. You can easily go through two servings before your meal arrives–they’re just that good.
On this particular visit, I thought I’d order an appetizer to try something new. I ordered the Table-Side Guacamole and I was in for a delightful surprise.
The waitress prepared the guacamole at our table; she even asked how spicy we would like it. She prepared it according to our preference.
I am in love with their shrimp fajitas.
I always tell myself that I am going to order something different, but in the end, I am a person of habit. The fajitas are just too delicious.
When it comes to their fajitas, Elvira’s is unlike any other restaurant because they do not skimp on the shrimp. In fact, they give enough for the whole table to share.
This combination platter comes with rice, beans, guacamole, and your choice of flour or corn tortillas.
My date always seems to change it up; this time he got chicken flautas served with rice, beans and guacamole.
The chicken flautas were crunchy, wonderfully seasoned, with well-cooked chicken on the inside.
I was unable to resist my sweet tooth. I couldn’t go home without dessert.
The servers raved about their amazing flan, but since I am not a fan I was nervous to try it.
I ordered it anyway, and it was a pleasant surprise.
I’ve had flan before, but this was amazing. It was cold with caramel, vanilla-flavored, rich, creamy and sweet–a perfect way to end my meal.
Additionally, this amazing meal is not the only Elvira’s Mexican Grill has to offer; every Friday night there is live music.
This is not the type of loud, Mariachistyle music you would hear at a Pancho Villas; a man and his guitar serenades the guest, covering everything from the Eagles to Luis Miguel’s romantic songs.
Yes, this restaurant serves everything from angus beef burgers to pancakes to chiles rellenos.
Elvira’s Mexican Grill has something to offer everyone, including a vegetarian menu.
The restaurant is small but practical, with traditional Mexican decor such as saltillo tile, warm earth tones and pops of bright reds, blues, and greens.
The dim lighting makes this casual dine-in restaurant perfect for a date night or a night of relaxation with good food and soft music.
For traditional Mexican cuisine, visit this hidden gem located at 373 E. Foothill Blvd in Upland.