breakfast burrito at Sonora Grill

Chilaquiles at Sonora Grill

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

We’ve already written a hymn of praise to the scratch-made Latin food being served up at Sonora Grill in the Midtown Global Market, so here’s a much shorter piece — a limerick or ditty of praise — to the restaurant’s chilaquiles ($6.50).

This classic Mexican hodgepodge of ingredients starts with tortilla chips soaked in a salsa or mole, and from there it’s up to the chef to improvise and improve. Many chilaquiles feature chips that are soaked to the point of becoming soggy but the chips in the Sonora Grill version stayed crispy and extremely light, even amid the huevos rojos (eggs and salsa) and scattering of queso fresco. That crispiness gives the Sonora Grill chilaquiles a textural contrast that serves them well. Depth of spice and overall seasoning is balanced, and the upshot is damned tasty way to start the day, particularly in colder weather when something fortifying fits the bill.

breakfast burrito at Sonora Grill
Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

For a more conventional start to the day, there’s always the egg-stuffed breakfast burrito ($6.95, or $7.95 with the recommended addition of chorizo.) Fresh and satisfying, the Sonora burrito defies the sometimes greasy and leaden tendency of the dish in favor of a cleaner, simpler look. The only drawback is that the bed of tasty, spicy fried potatoes that the dish arrives on tastes even better inside of the burrito… so get ready to do a bit of improvised burrito adjustment.

Sonora Grill
Latin American restaurant in Midtown Global Market

920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
OWNERS / CHEF: Alejandro Castillon and Conrado Paredes / Alejandro Castillon
Mon-Sat 10am-8pm
Sun 11am-6pm
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Sonora Grill in the Midtown Global Market
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  1. Teddy

    I’ve loved Chilaquiles since I had them for the first time at Cafe 28. I think they only serve them on Sunday so since they are closing I may of had my last. Bummer. I’ll have to give this version a whirl for sure, especially when the brutal weather starts to roll in.

  2. Stu B

    This place is a gem. A real find. I love everything on their menu. The Sonora Dog is one heck of a hot dog. Way way way too much for one person. So, you split it and order another treat along with it. The shrimp with sauce on a soft taco is other-worldly.

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