Restaurant Review: Sofia's Kitchen (the artist formerly known as Burrito Time)
Let's be honest here, Sofia's Kitchen is another in a long line of New-Mex-Mex restaurants in the Socorro, New Mexico area. As such, there's really nothing particularly original about its menu. Nor does it necessarily stand out as exceptional in its genre. That said, however, we should emphasize that their food is solid and by no means do they pull up the rear in the category. In some areas, they may well be in the lead. For example, for a burger, they're said to be quite good. This reviewer, however, does not eat beef for health reasons, so I can't comment on the burgers. It would be nice, perhaps, if they added a veggie burger to the menu, but let's face it - a veggie burger on the menu might just disqualify them from the New-Mex-Mex category!
What's good about Sofia's? Well, most things on the menu are good. I enjoy their breakfast fare, omelettes, pancakes, eggs, and so forth, and the lunch and dinner fares emphasize enchiladas, tamales, burritos, posole, and the like. My next lunch there, I plan to order the posole, which I hear is fantastic. Complaints? Well, not really anything other than perhaps wishing they might add a few items to the menu on the "lighter side." Currently, the menu leans towards the HEAVY. Heavy as in you'll need at least a two hour nap after dining there.
Sofia's earns a solid 3 stars out of 5, mainly because it's just good down home New Mexican food, nothing fancy nor "world class" but certainly tasty, reasonably priced, and served with a smile. If you're in the mood for New Mexican cuisine, you could do a lot worse than Sofia's; bon appetite!