Sonterra Grill has become one of our favorite restaurants with outstanding food, top-notch service and a warm inviting atmosphere. Sonterra Grill is an upscale, moderately priced, restaurant serving Southwestern cuisine. If you go a little early and sit at the inviting bar you might want to try one of their signature Mojitos. Our Mojito was made with top of the line rum, fresh squeezed limejuice, simple syrup and fresh mint. It was served with a sugar cane garnish and was crisp, refreshing and delicious. The Cosmopolitan was equally good and a little less sweet, made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and fresh limejuice. Our bartender was professional, helpful and friendly without being intrusive.
As soon as you sit down at your table you are served crisp tortilla chips and three different salsas. There was mild, medium and hot salsa, all very good with the medium roasted pepper flavor being our favorite. Soup or salad is included with the meal. We both ordered the House Salad although the Tortilla Soup sounded very good as well. The salad included field greens, blue cheese crumbles, dried cranberries, toasted pecans and thinly sliced apples served with the House Maple Vinaigrette. Truly one of the best salads we have ever eaten, good to the last cranberry!
The main entrees we ordered were exceptional as well. The perfectly cooked Lobster tail and Dry-Aged Filet in a merlot demi glaze was absolutely wonderful. The Telluride Tournedos consisted of dry-aged center cut tenderloin medallions with a red chili potato pancake and finished with a dry mustard, sesame seed demi. Served with crisp fresh vegetables this was an entree to write home about!
If all that wasn't enough the Bananas Foster served tableside is an indulgence to the senses. Extremely good although rather rich, this is definitely a dessert to share.
Sonterra Grill offers a smoke-free environment and features live acoustic music by local area musicians Thursday through Saturday evenings. On our next visit we would like to try the Guacamole prepared tableside, the famous Coconut Shrimp and the Enchiladas, we can hardly wait!
28B South Tejon
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903