One month ago, a favorite restaurant at Mohegan Sun – “Sol Toro” – had a facelift. Renovations were quick. When all three of us at NETG visited, not only were we surprised at at what we saw, we liked what we saw and loved what we tasted.
The formerly dark and somewhat gloomy interior has been renovated. Gone are the front grills in the entry, and the dark wood that consumed the interior of the restaurant. New paint, new lighter scaled furniture, and better lighting have transformed this space into a most welcoming space. Brightly colored chairs and light wood table tops make the space shade inviting. Design changes include an expanded bar and lounge area for socializing while sipping margaritas or trying one of their 285 tequilas.
According toHotelmanagement.net, SolToro’s menu of Mexican classics with a modern twist will also get an upgrade. New dishes from” culinary director Chip Miller will include Queso Three Ways (chili con carne, roasted corn & bean, chipotle bacon); Mexican Shrimp Cocktail with tomato broth and roasted poblanos; and carne asada of marinated prime NY strip, served with cheese enchiladas, charred onions and zesty chimichurri sauce.” A staple of their previous menu, table side guacamole, is still available mild, medium, and spicy, and is not to be missed.
We passed on drinks, expecting libations at the New England Black Wolves Pro Lacrosse game. Three of us ordered the tacos. My BAJA FISH Tacos were the best fish tacos I ever had. Slightly seasoned with lime scented cabbage, the ancho tartare added heat to the mahi. The tacos shells stayed nice and firm and were absolutely delicious. Others in our party had the ADOBO PORK Tacos, which included cilantro jicama slaw, grilled pineapple, and a jalapeño ranch sauce, which were also outstanding. Miguel had the CHICKEN BURRITO with cheese, rice and beans a step above the usual Mexican sides. We all agreed we would return and try some of their more exotic entrees like their ROASTED DUCK and STEAK tacos, as well as their tableside Guac.
Solo Toro, part of the Michael Jordan’s group of restaurants at Mohegan Sun, continues to be a good dining experience, and now with the new bright ambience, it’s now a great dining experience.