While in California, what I really wanted was some good Mexican food. I scoured Urbanspoon & Yelp, and then followed up with my family. Luckily, my aunt Leticia had some suggestions. I trust her opinion and so this is where we ended up. A big win.
Good salsa & chips. See all the colorful little bits? That is one beautiful salsa.
Chiles Toritos: 4 yellow peppers stuffed with shrimp and cheese in a Worcestershire/lime sauce, garnished w/ onion and avocado.
Enchiladas Patrias: 3 different enchiladas: cheese, beef, & chicken, topped with 3 different sauces.
Carnitas: Oven roasted marinated pork "Jalisco Style" served with rice, beans, quacamole, and pico de gallo.
Everything was very good. The freshly-made corn tortillas definitely deserve a shout-out. And notice how there are no pools of grease? I mention that because someone once told me that it's not a good Mexican restaurant unless they have a lot of grease. What? No, lighten up on the grated cheese people. For the most part, Fonda Don Chon serves classic Mexican food made well. I'm just not sure why so many places get it wrong in Utah. Start making everything from scratch and you're almost good to go!
Fonda Don Chon has been added to our must-eats when visiting my grandparents.
Check out their website: Fonda Don Chon