Ahh, Mexican food. Spicy meat and salty margaritas-is there anything I like better? Probably not. Tacos are so important to me that Husband mentioned them in our wedding vows. And yes, I ate them last night. And the night before. Lucky for me, Indianapolis has a host of wonderful taco options and I try to equally spread out my patronage among them. I have no hesitation with driving to Fountain Square for La Margarita or La Revolucion, but I had to contain my excitement when I heard a new taco joint/”craft Agave spirits bar” opened in my Broad Ripple neck of the woods.
Let’s start with the atmosphere. One word: cozy. The small interior is decorated with wooden accents and dim lighting. Outdoor seating was full, so we sat in plush, upholstered blue seating with a tiny short table in front of us for food and drinks. It felt a bit disproprotional and didn’t invite lingering, but also added a unique factor.
On to the food. Sangrita‘s Latin American inspired cuisine is made fresh, from scratch, every day. Their menu is pretty small, so I would assume they are expecting the drinks to be the highlight of the meal. I ordered the Skirt Steak Tacos with sides of Refritos and Arroz to accompany my Margarita Classica. My friend tried the Pollo con Tequila Tacos with Calabarcitas.
I would say, “good, but not great”. I appreciate that my margarita was made with fresh cold pressed juice, but it was little watery without distinctive flavor. Since their “saloon” aspect is highly emphasized, I probably should have explored beyond the “classic” and would try something different if I went back. I enjoyed my tacos and beans, but no addicting bites that would compel me to return again and again.
No desserts yet, but I think they are being added soon.
In summary, I enjoyed my experience, but there is so much wonderful Mexican food in Indianapolis that I think Sangrita is really going to need to bring it in order to stand out. I would go again if friends invite me, but if not, you’ll find me at La Mulita.
Where else should I go to sample my favorite Mexican fare?