Located on Crown St. just down from Bar pizza, Geronimo’s is a lively Southwest grill with an extensive menu that will leave you dying to come back. The entrance boasts a spacious porch that is always full of happy diners during the warmer months. Inside, the soft lights accent the tasteful décor that gives a cozy yet vibrant atmosphere. It’s just the right balance of detail without going overboard with the southwest theme.
We were seated at a long table towards the front of the restaurant that comfortably fit 10 of us. Our waiter was quick to take our orders, and the food came out all at once.
We started with the acclaimed guacamole. It’s meant for sharing and is prepared tableside just the way you like it. We ordered two mild and one medium, which was more than enough for a group of 10. It was extraordinary; with its perfect consistency and powerful flavor, I could’ve made a meal out of it. Everyone at the table agreed that it was the best guacamole they’d ever had. The medium wasn’t as spicy as we expected, so order up in hotness if you’re into that sort of thing.
The entrees we were just as delicious. From bison burger sliders to vegetarian burritos to tuna tartare tacos, each selection was unique, flavorful, and neatly prepared with fresh ingredients. For anyone with dietary restrictions, you will find yourself easily accommodated at Geronimo’s with dairy-free, vegetarian, and even gluten-free options.
Our vegetarian friend loved her burrito. The grilled mushrooms, rice, and beans were filling, while the caramelized onion and sauces gave it the flavor it would have otherwise lacked. The goat cheese worked surprisingly well, balancing the green chili sauce that covered the tortilla. She also mentioned that it was nicely folded and didn’t fall apart when she ate it… always a plus.
These little burgers packed a punch with smoky flavors and lean, good quality meat. The aged cheddar, smoky bacon, and caramelized onions were all flavorful and delicious, and a green chili gave it a special tang. It also came with French fries, making for another filling plate.
Chicken Navajo frybread
This was my personal favorite. My friend ordered it for herself but it could’ve fed both of us. It’s sort of like a pizza- soft, fluffy fried dough (not greasy like that carnival stuff) topped with Chimayo chile grilled chicken, cheese, grilled corn, arugula, and some sauces. The Chimayo chile poweder was delicious on the chicken; it’s a surprising flavor that somehow manages to be sweet and savory at the same time. The chicken was tender and plentiful, and the vegetables and sauces made every bite perfect.
Tacos: Mahi mahi, chicken, tuna tartar
We ordered three different kinds of tacos. The tuna tartar and mahi mahi tacos came already prepared, while the chicken came in a little cast-iron skillet with tortillas on the side to build your own. I would have liked a few more vegetables to have with my chicken tacos, but the radish and cabbage worked just fine. The mango salsa that accompanied the mahi mahi was delicious, and the tuna tartar was tender. Not bad for a southwest grill. The mahi mahi wasn’t as tender as my friend would’ve liked, but the flavor itself was good.
If you couldn’t already tell, Geronimo’s gave us a perfect dining experience overall. They earned some dedicated fans with their flawless service, tasty menu, and lively environment.
We were lucky to get a table easily because we went during finals on a Sunday night, but recently it’s been hard to go on a weekend if you don’t call a few days in advance. I guess they can’t help it that they’re so popular.