Sammy’s Mexican Grill & Bar "Sourcing unique ingredients, maintaining tight relationships with amazing local food suppliers and not overselling to customers but welcoming them in, is what sets us apart." Modern yet familiar food like your Mexican grandmother used to make. Thatís why Owner Roberto Gomez started Sammyís Mexican Grill & Bar in 2008. His vision: to modernize Mexican cuisine using ingredients that evoke traditional flavors without appearing pretentious or stuck in the past. Putting the concept into motion is Victor Rangel, the operations jack-of-all-trades and Kendall College graduate who ensures that Sammyís sweats the details. ìSourcing unique ingredients, maintaining tight relationships with amazing local food suppliers and not overselling to customers but welcoming them in, set Sammyís apart,î says Rangel. Rangel and Chef Manuel Mejia collaborate on menu items and unique specials like Tempura Tacos. From an extensive menu, Rangel recommends trying one of their two authentic Mole dishes with chicken or skewered steak. The Rojo Puebla style mole sauceóthe sweeter of the twoóblends chocolate and cinnamon. The Verde Oaxaca style mole delivers spiciness through tomatillos, nuts and chili peppers. Also ask about Sammyís take on traditional Surf and Turf, their version combines prime cuts of steak and fresh seafood with authentic, homemade ranchero sauce. For travelers, Sammyís Mexican Grill & Bar sits west of OíHare in Elgin, Ill. and a visit will be worthwhile. ìDining in the suburbs can be underestimated compared to the city. Whatís special here is when chefs from notable Chicago restaurants visit Sammyís to experience our style of modern Mexican cooking,î says Rangel.
3091 US Hwy 20
Elgin, IL 60124