Monday, June 27, 2016

Potrero Canyon Buffet Review at Morongo Casino

On special Mondays when my wife works late and Ronan is at his grandma's, I get to pig out by myself and eat whatever I want. I usually go the quick and greasy route and gorge myself on a family pack of supermarket fried chicken but today was different. Today I felt like a little treat because I've been working hard lately.

Morongo Casino is less than 15 minutes away and I decided that I would give myself a decadent Vegas style experience by going to the Potrero Canyon Buffet. I've always loved their seafood and prime rib Sundays but today was their more affordable Mexican Monday lineup.

Mark Lim at Potrero Canyon Buffet in Morongo Casino
Enjoying a dinner fit for the King of the North

I felt kind of weird going to Morongo by myself and eating alone but I had the craving and couldn't fight it. After finishing the Game of Thrones season 6 finale last night, I needed a meal fit for a king. 

Mexican Mondays at Morongo Casino Buffet
Pork Tenderloin, Turkey with Gravy, Orange Chicken, Cheese Bread, and Menudo. Whoa.

This was my first plate. It was quite an odd combination but if you know me you know I always have to try the Menudo no matter where I am. A lot of people are turned off by it but there's something about the chewy lining of a cow's stomach that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

The pork and turkey were good as well. The sweat and sour pork was much better than the orange chicken though. The star of the plate was the freshly baked jalapeno cheese bread. It was soft, warm, salty, and spicy with a slightly crispy cheese crust. It was exceptional.

Roast Beef and Mexican Food at Potrero Canyon Buffet
Chicken Colorado, Carne Asada, Stuffed Sole, Coconut Shrimp, and Roast Beef with Au Jus

My second plate packed a protein punch. The roast beef with au jus was quite tasty but the real winner was the stuffed sole. It was flavorful, flaky, and buttery. It melted in my mouth and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Cream Puffs and Cake at Morongo's Potrero Canyon Buffet
Potrero Canyon Buffet Desserts

I finished my meal fit for a Targaryen with a few choice morsles from Potrero's large selection of desserts. My favorite was the chocolate covered cream puff. I was so full that I had to move up a belt buckle hole to fit every last bit in.

The service at Potrero Canyon Buffet was really good. The servers were very nice and I never had empty plates stacked up on my table. I was very happy with the way I was served.

I've actually done a review of the Morongo Buffet here before about 5 years ago. Read about it here: Morongo Buffet Review

I'm really glad to live near such a cool place and definitely will come back more often. I might even bring my family this time!  

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