Monterrey's Mexican Grill

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Wildcat Dianne on August 26, 2007

My sister Erika had gone to Mississippi to go to a party at the RV park my brother-in-law Todd was renting a space from while stationed in Gulfport, so I was given the honors to dogsit my fur nieces, Mocha and Dakota, for the night and had the house to myself.

Being too hot and too lazy to cook, I had been wanting to try this Mexican restaurant Erika and Mom said was really good and inexpensive, Monterrey's Mexican Grill. Another advantage this restaurant had it was right down the road from Erika's house and since I was careless for the night, I could walk over there and get an order to go.

So about 4pm, I phoned the Monterrey Grill and placed an order for a 1/2 order of Nachos with Beans ($3.50) and Chicken Mole Poblano ($7.50). I told the guy on the phone I was walking down there and would be there in 20 minutes. 

I  got there within 15 minutes, but my food wasn't ready, yet, and after paying for my order ($11.19 with tax), the young waiter told me to have a seat at one of the seats at the entrance. Grateful for a few minutes to catch my breath and rest the sore calf, I plopped down in a chair. Good thing, I placed my order early because by 4:30, Monterrey's was starting to pick up with many elderly people getting an early meal and people coming in for a Friday night meal with friends or co-workers.

After sitting for about 15 minutes, my food showed up, and I started the short walk back home to eat. On the first turn to the house, a little pug dog ran out of his yard to greet me and wouldn't stop sniffing my bag of goodies from Monterrey's. If his owner hadn't come outside to get him, he would have been following me home to two very put out puppies!

After getting home and catching my breath, I sat down to eat. My order of Nachos was enough to feed two of us. It was HUGE with thin tortilla chips with refried beans, Monterrey jack cheese, and tons of jalapenos smothering them. They were good, hot, and spicy, and I was wondering if I was going to have flames shooting out of my butt later on that night.

The Mole Poblano didn't light my fire. After having the spicy nachos, the Mole was kind of bland, but good with its boneless chicken breasts in a dark sauce. Along with Spanish rice and tortillas, this made a very good and filling meal for me!

Monterrey's Mexican Grill is open from 11am to 10pm Sunday through Thursday and 11am to 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. It has an extensive menu from tacos, salads, and other Mexican cuisine. Pardon the pun, but they have the whole Enchillada!

Erika noticed the take out bag from Monterrey's in the trash the next day, but it didn't stop us from going back there the next night for dinner.

Monterrey's Mexican Grill
5190 Mobile Highway
Pensacola, Florida, 32526
(850) 453-3858

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