A few weeks ago my good friend Pat drove me to Midway, Utah (near Park City) where she took me to a wonderful Mexican restaurant called Tarahumara. The restaurant is named for a group of indigenous people from northern Mexico, and the food here was definitely something special, starting with this very interesting salsa bar.
Normally I try to avoid the chips when I have Mexican food, but truly I couldn’t pass up a chance to try some of those fabulous salsas.
Pat opted for the shrimp tacos, with a big green salad on the side. The shrimp tacos were outstanding.
I strayed from my diet for the occasion, with shrimp and carnitas tacos, with rice and beans. (Please do not call the South Beach Diet police! I definitely didn’t eat all of this food, but what I did eat was certainly tasty.)
They did have an interesting looking display of Mexican sweets, but we managed to avoid ordering any of those.
Tarahumara is a casual restaurant, where you order from the counter and they call you when the food is ready, but don’t imagine for a second that this is a fast-food experience. If you’re in the Salt Lake City or Park City area, this is a restaurant that’s worth making a special trip for. The prices were low, the service was great, and the food was really excellent.In 2008, Tarahumara was picked Best Mexican Restaurant in the Salt Lake City Magazine Dining Awards, as reported by the Deseret News.
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