Indie Ogden Review: Maria’s Mexican Restaurant

mariasI love food. There, I said it. I love all kind of food, and I will go to great lengths to find the perfect bite.  One such adventure has let me to South Ogden, right past the beautifully painted water tanks, to a little restaurant called Maria’s.

Maria and her husband of 15 years both grew up in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. After the success of their moving business, Maria was able to open her dream restaurant.  Maria’s sources ingredients from local producers and makes everything from scratch including their dreamy tortillas.

As soon as we  had been seated the chips and salsa came out.  We ordered a few specials to split and dove into the chips,  but before we could even finish our food arrived. Puntas de filet, smothered burrito, cheese enchilada, a beef taco and a chicken enchilada towered before us.

As we dove into it was quite evident that this food was made with loving care. There is nothing cookie cutter about Maria’s; each dish is crafted to unique perfection.  The Puntas de filet is a plate of sirloin tips sauteed with bacon and jalapenos and was served with hand made tortillas. The bacon was a delicious surprise, and the tortillas were thick and fresh.

Both of the enchiladas were creamy, dreamy goodness. Cheese oozed out of them, and even with all of the sauce the homemade tortillas held their shape.  The taco and burrito were both delicious; I only got one bite of the taco before it was devoured. The girl child enjoyed her rice and beans, forcing me to try a bite of her ‘yummy yummy food’ every few minutes.

After we had eaten so much that we cold barely move, there was only one thing left to do…drink a  margarita! Maria’s has a full liquor licence which means they get to serve up some delicious beers and cocktails and nothing goes better with a belly full of enchiladas than a nice cold margarita, and this drink did not disappoint.

Maria’s is open seven days a week 10 am to 10 pm, so you can get your grub on anytime the craving hits.  Check out their menu at mariasmexrestaurant.com and be sure to give them a ‘like’ at facebook.com/MariasMexicanRestaurantUtah.

Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her 2 kiddos and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.