Los Amigos in Shingle Springs
Chili Colorado Burrito
I like my Mexican food simple and tasty. Maybe this makes me old-fashioned, but Los Amigos in Shingle Springs is on the same page. They recently reopened under new management and are here to deliver the essentials, food-wise.
I stopped by for lunch with my significant other on a scorchingly hot Sunday afternoon, and the cool, tiled interior—mixed with the air-con—was a welcome relief from the nonsensical heat outside. The spacious inside boasts plenty of room, making it the ideal setting for both large groups and intimate dining experiences.
Our timing was perfect—they had just fried up a fresh batch of complimentary tortilla chips, so they arrived piping hot to our table alongside a not-too-spicy salsa that still had enough kick to fire up the taste buds.
For my mid-day meal, I ordered a chicken tostada, and—because I’m me, and it makes everything go from ordinary to extraordinary—added guacamole and sour cream. I was pleased to find it was a perfect lunch-size portion to fill me up without triggering a food coma. Piled high on the crispy corn tortilla sat perfectly seasoned beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, creamy guac, cool sour cream, and deliciously tender shredded chicken.
My husband ordered the chili Colorado burrito, which was served wet with red enchilada sauce and melty cheese, and was the size of a small child. Since he hadn’t eaten breakfast, it was the perfect amount for him. The beef was fork-tender, and the layers of flavors in the chili seasoning were intriguing and appetizing. Stuffed with plenty of beans, cheese and rice, each bite turned his hangry frown upside down.
To wash everything down, we tried a refreshing glass of traditional agua de horchata. Lighter than milk with a fantastic cinnamon-nutmeg flavor, the rice-based beverage is a perfect way to cool the palate if you’re partial to spicy Mexican fare, or literally cool you down if you’re beaten down by Sacramento’s endless summers.
Stop by soon to fill up and get reacquainted with Los Amigos!
Hours 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sunday); 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Monday-Saturday)
Try This Chili Colorado Burrito, Chicken Fajitas, Carnitas, Grilled Steak Taco Salad, Flan
Heads-Up Lunch specials available; kids’ menu; can accommodate vegetarians and vegans; back room holds approximately 40 people and is available for private events with advance notice
4120 Sunset Lane, Shingle Springs, 530-672-9149