For whatever reason, Wednesdays tend to be long days for the Food in the Fox crew. We started the day at 7:30 in Oshkosh and ended the day at 7:30 at Sangria’s Mexican Grill. In between we had a busy schedule that included following up with our awesome clients, meeting fellow business people, chatting with photographers, and picking up lunch at Lou’s Brew & Cafe.
By the end of the day we were looking for a something a little different, but still with lots of flavor. Sangria’s Mexican Grill fit both of those requirements and since we were in the vicinity was a natural choice. As a bonus, neither of us had been to this restaurant before but we had heard good things.
Good Mexican Food, Energetic Service
Upon walking through the door we were promptly greeted and lead upstairs, which reminded me a lot of Uno Chicago Grill on Mineral Point in Madison, which much like Sangria’s is located in what was once a very fine home. After being seated our waiter stopped by our table and I have to say, I wish I had half the pep this guy does. He was energetic, attentive, and a lot of fun. He had been on the job only a week, but rocked it like a pro, knew the menu, and was clearly having a good night.
After a few moments, I settled on the chicken fajita roll-up ($8.99). The entrée was offered with a choice of two accessories (side items) and two garnishes. The roll-up itself included chicken, lettuce, pico de gallo, bell peppers, onions, and cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla. Chipotle ranch sauce was offered on the side. Speaking of sides, I went for the carrot salad and the cactus salad. The cactus salad was a mix of cactus, tomatoes, onions, jalapeno, cilantro, lime, and queso fresco. The garnishes tonight were sour cream and more pico de gallo.
Overall, I found everything to be satisfying. The roll-up was tasty but pretty typical. It could have used a bit more chicken. In all actuality, the highlight of the night just might have been the chipotle ranch sauce, which added a lot of zest to the meal. The carrot salad was also a novelty, as it was the first time I have had “Mexican coleslaw.”
Sangria’s Mexican Grill
215 S. Memorial Drive
Appleton, WI 54911