Springville says hola to new Senorita’s Cantina


Sidecar restaurant now has a sidekick Mexican restaurant

I’m always on the look-out for new dining establishments in every restaurant category, every price range, every city, every type of cuisine. 

   I was recently dining at my favorite breakfast joint, The Sidecar in Springville, when I noticed the long-awaited Senorita’s third floor Mexican cantina was ready to open.

   This whole amazing complex, just off the 400 South I-15 exit, is the brainchild of Rick and Vicki Salisbury who made their initial fortune building dozens of subdivisions of Salisbury Homes. Rick took his love of Harley motorcycles and created Legends Museum, which is filled with his personal collections of everything Harley plus a whole lot more! As a little fun attraction, he added the breakfast and lunch place: Sidecar. 

   Rick and Vicki enjoyed being part of the food service industry and decided to add to their dining repertoire by opening Strap Tank, Utah County’s first beer brewery as well as a delicious, full-menu restaurant. I’m not sure the Salisburys loved the food industry as much as they loved having a good place to eat in southern Utah County that has permanent reserved seats for the founding couple! You can also catch the second location of Strap Tank in Traverse Mountain, with undoubtedly many more to come.

   The Salisburys, entrepreneurs at their core, started collecting “containers” and soon had enough to start construction on their newest brainchild of creating one-of-a-kind stores and restaurants in this huge Springville project all put together with storage containers! In addition to Senorita’s third floor cantina, they have mercantiles, a barber shop. tattoo shop, and a Sugar Shack with ice cream and unique candies. If you’re a regular at Strap Tank, you know they don’t take reservations and there is always a wait. Now you have other options just a few steps away. I love the cross-marketing with all the fun offerings of the Salisbury complex. 

   Senorita’s is not just another Mexican restaurant, as its target is fine dining with an incredible atmosphere of Mexican collectibles and styling. I love a place that takes as much care in the furnishings as they do the food, and this on is at the top of the mark with south-of-the border styling. 

   All of the food I’ve ordered at Senorita’s has been very good, but there are a couple things deserving of special mention.

   The Chicharonnes (fried pork belly with cilantro jalapeño cream) are to die for. I finished this appetizer and licked the plate! The seafood dip and chip was also excellent. Always ask about the burrito special ­— and come with a big appetite as it is enormous!

   The Camarones Diablo shrimp were delicious but plenty spicy. Next time I’ll try the Camarones Shrimp La Pina, which are probably more my style. The Matambre, stuffed flank steak, is probably their best signature entrée and one I will have time and time again. 

   For dessert, give the Sopapillas a try … who doesn’t like a little fried dough with sugar!

   In addition to the delicious menu, Senorita’s has a full bar with excellent bartenders featuring margaritas and tequilas.  They also serve craft beers from their sister restaurant next door, Strap Tank.

   Hurry quick to try the current menu as they are creating a whole new menu later this fall. Senorita’s does take reservations, but call during their evening open hours as they do not man their telephone and they don’t have a website. They are doing business the old fashioned way! This is definitely worth the drive to south Utah County. I’ll see you there! 

   Until next time, remember to fill your life with scrumptious food and joy.


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