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“Great Mexican Food - Friendly Service”

The Grasshopper Mexican Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #190 of 1,055 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$14
Cuisines: Mexican
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Description: The Grasshopper Lounge opened it's doors in 1971 by owners Jesse and Cleo Rosales in Downtown Adrian, Michigan. There, my family acquired the other half of the structure and "El Chapulin the Tex Mex Restaurant" was launched. Still in business and operated by our entire family, we have since opened a second location in Wauseon, Ohio and our third in Sarasota, Florida. Grandma's secret: prepare everything in small batches, so we never jeopardize the art form of our food.
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Great dishes that you won't find at the chain restaurants. The pork is fabulous, guacamole and "green cheese" dip is delicious. Everything is fresh and made to order (not frozen stuff).

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Reviewed 13 October 2013

We came on recommendations of a friend, wow, what a great spot and so close to home. The staff all very friendly and welcoming. The food was amazing, really fresh and tasty, yet so reasonably priced. Folks around us loved their food as well, we overheard them!--- hope they pass the word around, this little gem deserves to be really successful. We even had a personal visit at our table with the owner, smart move to visit your customers one on one. We will be back for sure before we go home, maybe twice!
One little recommendation would be to spruce up the outside a bit, some pots of flowers, some artwork on the walls etc. a bit bare out there!
Thank you for your delicious offerings all.

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1  Thank LivingTheDreamBaby
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

A good Mexican restaurant can be hard to find but following a recommendation we visited this place on the 41 in Sarasota. My first thought was a little concern as the outside did not do this place justice. When we walked in I knew we would be OK. The food was very good and reasonably priced and the service too was great. I am not going to talk you through the menu as I doubt my spelling is good enough but just to say there was a great choice and deserts too, the beer was cold and all in all we will return, great find

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1  Thank Roger S
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Two of us visited for a late lunch and were immediately warmly greeted and seated. Our waitress, Amber, arrived at our table quickly and took our drink order, which were served quickly and with chips and freshly made salsas (med. and hot, and we like very hot, so they also brought extra hot for us as well); the chips were not the best we've ever had, but part of that is personal preference. After learning that this was our first visit to his restaurant, the owner came over to our table and welcomed us and also brought us complementary green cheese (warm, melted queso with chiles) and guacamole, all of which were very good, though I especially liked the green cheese. The margaritas (we ordered the "Original") were very tasty, though they seemed like they had very little tequila in them; still enjoyed them though. I ordered the Grasshopper Wet Burrito with chicken; it was huge and delicious! It was stuffed with refried beans, mexican style rice and lots of shredded white meat chicken. You have a choice of several types of sauces you can get on top of it - I chose the green cheese sauce and this made for a delicious combination, though I would have liked more of the sauce, however you can order additional sauce for a charge, which I will do next time. My dining partner ordered the enchilada plate (he chose chicken) which was also a very large portion that included two enchiladas filled with shredded white meat chicken covered with the green cheese sauce (the option chosen by this diner) and the dinner came with sides of both refried beans and mexican style rice; he also felt that his food was very good. All of the food was very tasty, prices were fair and the quantities were very large. The atmosphere was rather typical for a casual Mexican restaurant and it seemed clean (including the ladies restroom) and all staff we encountered there were friendly. All in all it was a very nice experience with good food and we will definitely be returning again.

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1  Thank sssintherockies
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

We were vacationing and decided to try this place. It was our first time and they brought out free samples of the cheese dip and guac. Everything was fresh to order. The staff was very nice. Very clean place.

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