Some of the best places to eat are often found in the most unexpected places. Hidden near the heart of Ogden a short distance from the Megaplex sits one of Ogden’s best kept secrets, Costa Del Sol. This small family owned restaurant serves a variety of fresh, authentic Mexican food. Who doesn’t love the sound of that? The menu includes some of my all-time favorites: enchiladas, burritos, taco salad and fajitas just to name a few.
I have tried a lot of Mexican food in my life and I would have to say Costa Del Sol has some of the best Mexican food I have ever tasted. I ordered a hot, steamy plate of Fajitas Texanas, a heavenly mixture consisting of shrimp, beef, bell peppers, onions and chicken. There was so much flavor jam packed in those fajitas, my taste buds were jumping for joy! The dish also came with a side of lettuce, pinto beans, rice, and delicious homemade corn tortillas. Is your mouth watering yet? I was pleasantly surprised at how soft the tortillas were. They felt similar to a flour tortilla and I almost forgot they were made of corn. This dish was 10 out of 10 for sure.
My husband enjoyed his order of Enchiladas Rancheras which is corn tortillas stuffed with mozzarella cheese, topped with beef and smothered in a homemade green sauce. It looked so tasty I couldn’t resist. Thank goodness my husband is ok with sharing even though I was pretty full at that point. I wanted to try something I have never heard of, so our server recommended we try a Pupusa. It is one of their most popular items on the menu and is super cheap too! If you aren’t familiar, a Pupusa is a flatbread from El Salvador, made with cornmeal and stuffed with cheese. They looked like fluffy pancakes stuffed with mozzarella cheese, but savory instead of sweet. They taste reminded me of a baked mozzarella stick and was topped with tomatoed marinated coleslaw and drizzled in a tomato salsa. Who would have guessed those would be paired together? After one bite I was hooked. Where have you been all my life, you delightfully tasty, Pupusa?
Another popular dish is their Chili Relleno which consists of three kinds of cheese, chicken or shrimp, served with rice and beans. Or their Homemade Pecan or Coconut Mexican Aguas Fresca which are flavored water. Both sound amazing! Next time you are in downtown Ogden be sure visit Brenda and Leo the owners and cooks at Costa Del Sol for some delicious authentic Mexican food that is sure to dazzle your taste buds and leave you wanting more!
2433 Adams Ave #133, Ogden, UT 84401