Sol Toro at Mohegan Sun Renovated – a Dining Review

The new Sol Toro entrance

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 Renovations

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.

Tons of Tequila at SolToro, Mohegan Sun

Menu Changes

According, 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.

Our Experience

Delicious tacos at Solo Toro Tequila Grill

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.


The new lighter look of the bar area.

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.



Mohegan Sun, Twin River Casinos Participate in Restaurant Weeks

Two outstanding restaurant weeks are coming up, so why not start planning now?

Providence Winter Restaurant Weeks – January 14–27, 2018

Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse, Twin River Casino

Providence’s red-hot culinary scene warms up the cold weather during Providence Winter Restaurant Weeks, January 14–27, 2018.  Whether you want to try out new restaurants or visit old favorites, enjoy a great meal at a great price. Choose from mouthwatering menus at nearly 100 restaurants. Enjoy three-course lunches at $16.95 and three-course dinners at $29.95 or $34.95, as well as two-for-one specials. Keep checking the site as restaurants are added daily.

Three Twin River Casino restaurants will be on the list of dining options:

WickedGood Bar & Grill –  Shipyard at Twin River are participating in the 2 for 1 for Dinner option with the price of $34.95.

Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse – popular for its Steak and Seafood cuisine, is participating in the three-course Dinner Special of $34.95 per person.

Restaurant Week at Mohegan Sun, January 21st – 25th.

Sink your teeth into exclusive dining offers at many of our premier restaurants and eateries. Plus learn tips and tricks from culinary masters during live cooking demonstrations in The Shops concourse by Todd English and Sun Wine & Food Fest chef Michele Ragussis.

The CHEF DEMO SCHEDULE at The Shops at Mohegan Sun includes

January 21st at Noon: Todd English (Todd English’s Tuscany)
January 25th at 6:00pm: Michele Ragussis (SWFF Celebrity Chef)

Specials include a 20% discount at Seasons Buffet, Bobby’s Burger Palace, Todd English’s Tuscanyand Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain.

Other specials can be found at BALLO Italian Restaurant, Hash House A Go Go, The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House

& many more. For the entire list of specials, click on Restaurant Week at Mohegan Sun

Bon appetit!



Easter Dining

Easter is family time.  It is a day to be grateful and happy.  New England’s casinos are pulling out the dining specials. Here are Easter Dining specials you expect on Sunday, Sunday, April 16, 2017.


Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway – Bangor Maine

Hollywood Hotel, Casino & Raceway, Bangor Maine.

Epic Buffet for Easter Brunch. All of your buffet favorites, plus more on Sunday, April 16th!

Adults are $18.99 and children are half price!


Oxford Casino, Maine

Oxford Casino, Maine

Oxford Casino, Oxford Maine

Easter Brunch, 9:00am – 4:00pm, $21.95 per person, Reservations Recommended, call (207) 539-6705


Foxwoods Resort Casino, CT

Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut

Easter Specials at Al Dente, Altstrada, CAKE, Cedars, David Burke Prime Steakhouse, Festival Buffet, Jumior’s, Veranda & VUE24.  Click HERE to see specials & menus.


Mohegan Sun Resort Casino

Mohegan Sun Resort Casino

Mohegan Sun Resort Casino, Uncasville Connecticut

Easter Specials at BALLO Italian Restaurant, Hash House A Go Go, Michael Jordan’s 23.sportcafe, Todd English’s Tuscany, & Seasons Buffet.  Click HERE to see specials & menus.


Twin River Casino

Twin River Casino

Also, next week, check for specials at Wicked Good Bar & Grill (usually offer a buffet) and Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse at TWIN RIVER CASINO, Lincoln, Rhode Island.