One of my all time favorite things to do is dine out. I’ve always loved exploring new restaurants and trying different cuisines. Unfortunately, my days of eating out every weekend (and some weekdays) have been pushed aside since I’ve become a mom. Having a newborn made it hard to sit down at any restaurant, and having a toddler still poses its challenges to being able to get a delicious meal. We hardly ever have a babysitter and many of the places I want to go with delicious foods are not so kid friendly. When I was invited to try out the brunch menu at Vuelo Mexican Grill I was excited and nervous at the same time about bringing Ryleigh.
We arrived at Vuelo Mexican Grill on a Sunday at 11:30am. (Brunch is served on Saturday & Sunday from 11:30am until 3pm). We were all hungry and excited to try out their menu. I might have been a little too excited about the fact that they serve bottomless mimosas & bloody marys during brunch. We were offered a high chair right away and our server was very friendly with Ryleigh – always a good sign. I ordered my mimosa to start and Adam ordered a bloody mary. We asked for water for Ryleigh and I was pleasantly surprised when it was brought to her in a plastic kids cup with a bendy straw. We’ve become accustomed to having to bring our own cups for her whenever dining out. There was also an activity sheet and crayons brought to her, and chips and salsa for us (although they quickly became hers).
As I glanced over the brunch menu I was having a hard time deciding what to choose. Everything sounded so delicious. I asked the server for a recommendation and she told me her favorite was the Vuelo Toast – their version of French toast with a rum sauce. It didn’t really take much convincing. My husband ordered the Huevos Racheros and we ordered Ryleigh chicken tacos off of the kids’ menu (not a brunch item, but still available during this time – as are other items off of the normal menu).
We were also informed there was a salsa bar for us to use which had a variety of house made salsas to choose from. It didn’t hurt that we were seated right next to said salsa bar because we might have made a couple of trips to try them all!
When our food arrived at the table I wanted to dig in right away. It smelled delicious and I was sure the taste would match. It definitely did! My Vuelo toast was served with bacon and whipped cream, as well as a side of sliced pineapple. It was the perfect combination of savory and sweet and the pineapples were incredibly fresh. I may have devoured the entire plate alone.
I also had to try my husband’s Huevos Rancheros. Corn tortilla tostadas, refried beans, sunnyside up eggs, enchilada sauce AND queso fresco – how could I not have a few bites of that too? His dish was also extremely satisfying and I cannot wait to go back and try out all of the other brunch items – as well as more off of their regular menu.
I must say I was highly pleased with our dining experience at Vuelo Mexican Grill. Not only was the food delicious, but I was able to have a nice brunch (including a drink or two) with my husband and toddler. It also didn’t hurt that the menu is reasonably priced! We are so glad to have found a spot that we enjoy that isn’t a hassle to bring Ryleigh to and are already planning our trip back to taste all of the other dishes!
Thanks to my relationship with the Tampa Bay Bloggers I was invited to taste items off of their brunch menu at no charge in exchange for a blog review. All opinions are my own.