Mariachi's Fine Mexican restaurant is located at 1909 Texoma Parkway in Sherman. They are open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
They have specials on Mondays and Tuesdays for enchilada plates for $6.95 and Wednesday night is fajita night for $9.99.
Facility: There is plenty of parking at this particular restaurant. It's in part of the Green Market parking lot. So there are no worries with trying to find some place to park your car.
This building is beautifully decorated and it was extremely clean. The daily specials are posted on an erasable board as you walk in the door. The dining area is dimly lit so it's a pretty relaxing atmosphere.
Food: For an appetizer, my guest and I selected the Queso Bontanero ($10.50). It was a variety of melted cheeses, with sautéed onions, chopped up poblano peppers and diced tomatoes served with flour tortillas. It came with side orders of rice, guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream.
This appetizer reminded me of a fondue with shrimp added to it. The blend of flavors was absolutely awesome. The flour tortillas were made fresh and they were still hot when they were delivered to the table. Had I known how filling this particular appetizer was, I probably would've ordered it just as an entrée. I was surprised at the beautiful blend of flavors. On the menu it states that bacon is included in this dish, but ours didn't have bacon.
For my meal, I ordered the Carne Asada ($11.50). It came with charro beans, rice, guacamole and pico de gallo. This is a thin sliced steak with finely sliced fried potatoes layered on top and then topped with sautéed onions. The flavor from the potatoes was a really pleasant surprise with this dish. It added a new dimension to the standard Carne Asada. When you add the onion flavor, you have a great steak combination. The beans tasted like any other beans, but they were good.
The rice was the typical Spanish rice and it was cooked perfectly. I don't like mushy rice. The guacamole was also fresh and flavorful.
My guest ordered the shrimp quesadillas (10.95), a flour tortilla filled with Monterey Jack cheese, chopped peppers and shrimp. This dish was served with a side salad. The quesadilla was cut into quarters. I think the best part is that they didn't short her on the shrimp. The blend of melted cheese and the peppers just added another wonderful burst of flavor to this dish. You won't be sorry for ordering this entrée.
For dessert, we ordered the tres leche cake — also known as the three milk cake. It had amazing layers of spongy cake, with a sugar based icing, all drizzled with chocolate. There was a little whipped cream added as a garnish. This cake is served chilled and it's a generous slice. I liked that the cake wasn't soggy. I have had tres leche that is ruined because there is too much moisture. This one was perfect.
Final thoughts: I enjoyed this restaurant and I love the fact that they play salsa music as you're entering the building. It's upbeat and it sets the tone for an enjoyable dining experience.
I will tell you that the menu is large. There are so many entrées with a variety of protein options for you and your whole family. Rest assured, anybody sitting at the table will have plenty to choose from.
From local craft beers to mixed drinks, they do offer a full variety of adult beverages at this particular restaurant.
Have you ever been to Mariachis Fine Mexican restaurant? What did you order?