Latin BBQ in the desert!

PIGGY!!
This is gonna be me after I eat everything!

Babes BBQ and Brewery just introduced their new Latin fusion menu at their Rancho Mirage location! Offerings included Smoked Chicken Mole Tacos, Tri-tip & Cheddar Quesadillas, Goat Cheese Tamales, and Fresh Churros with warm chocolate to dip in!

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Friends from left to right: John Patrick, Joe Enos, Me and Morgan! 

If you haven’t been to Babes yet and enjoy your smoked meats I recommend taking some time to visit this this Greater Palm Springs Restaurant located in Rancho Mirage at The RIVER off of highway 111. The entrance is marked by the iconic copper hogs guarding the doors (a total photo op if I don’t say so myself.) The restaurant atmosphere is a classy brewery perfect for bringing a group of friends to enjoy happy hour with or even a first date. Cozy booths line the interior as well as a few cow print lined chairs at some of their larger tables ( I mean.. cause cows… and bbq… duhhh). On the night I was there we were treated to live music but it was enjoyable and you didn’t have to yell or struggle to hold a conversation with the person next to you aka… if you were on a date.

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Goat Cheese Tamale YUMMMMM

During the special tasting event I was lucky enough to sample some of their new menu items. The tasty goat cheese tamale was a unique twist on the classic tamale but one of the faves! Everything was beautifully presented and deliciously seasoned as is expected from this locals favorite restaurant! Our server was super excited about introducing the menu and after tasting it I get why.

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Tacos from left to right, Smoked chicken on nopal tortilla, pork belly on corn, fish on flour tortilla. 

For fun I decided to try a trio of their new tacos. The Pork Belly was topped with piloncillo, guacamole, mango salsa, and cilantro. I’m not much of a fat eating type of person but the mango salsa in this one was just beautiful. Second taco was the Smoked Chicken Mole topped with queso fresco, almond slices, cilantro and escabeche. This taco was packed with meat and the pickled onions gave the bite a nice lift with the acidity. Last but not least was the Fried Cod taco with summer slaw, creamy guacamole and citrus slices. I wasn’t sure about eating oranges with my fish taco but I can honestly say it was one of my favorite bites out of the three! Even though I only got to sample three of of the six flavors I will say that you can probably order any taco off the menu and end up with a delicious fusion. Final thing I wanna mention about the tacos is that you can choose from three tortilla flavors including corn, flour, or green nopal. In case you don’t know what nopal is… think cactus. I know what you’re thinking… Ew cactus? But don’t worry it doesn’t have a strange flavor and coincidentally was the largest out of the three tortillas.  (YAY MORE TACOS!)

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Just another shot of tacos.. cause.. tacos. 

My tips for next time you’re wandering through Rancho Mirage and wondering what to do for dinner maybe give Babes a try! I recommend grabbing a house margarita when you arrive and sitting outside on their open air patio. Take your time and cheers to the happy hour before you settle down with your menu. Maybe enjoy a trio of their new tacos or if you’re feeling a little bit hungrier try one of their fusion rib offerings!  Stuff your face with yummy meats and then order some churros while you watch the sunset over the beautiful desert sky! (I forgot to get a picture of the churros cause… YUM they were gone before I remembered hahahah oops!)

Babes is open this summer with a special 1/2 off of their Dinner menu from 4:00 – 6:30 PM. Sooo you know I’m gonna grab my friends and head over for a early dinner followed probably by a movie around the corner. Who knows! Let me know what you thought of the new menu I’d live to compare notes! But until next time everyone!

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New Latin Fusion Menu!

*This post has not be paid for or sponsored, I simply like to eat good food. *

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