Tex-Mex Dreams Come True at Sabroso Cocina Mexicana [PHOTOS]

The former culinary director of Mission Taco Joint is the chef behind this little bit of magic tucked away in strip mall across the street from Northwest Plaza in St. Ann.

Read Cheryl Baehr's review: "Sabroso Is a St. Louis Chef's Love Song to Mexican Cuisine"
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Street tacos come with fillings such as cochinita pibil with fried beans and red onions.
Mabel Suen
Street tacos come with fillings such as cochinita pibil with fried beans and red onions.
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Pambazo with potato, lettuce, tomato and queso fresco on marinated and grilled housemade bread.
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Pambazo with potato, lettuce, tomato and queso fresco on marinated and grilled housemade bread.
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Shredded beef birria topped with cilantro and onions, served with rice, beans, tortillas and consommé.
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Shredded beef birria topped with cilantro and onions, served with rice, beans, tortillas and consommé.
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Machete, a homemade corn tortilla quesadilla with cheese and chicken tinga.
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Machete, a homemade corn tortilla quesadilla with cheese and chicken tinga.
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Cochinita pibil, a slow-roasted pork topped with pickled habanero onions and served with rice, beans and tostadas.
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Cochinita pibil, a slow-roasted pork topped with pickled habanero onions and served with rice, beans and tostadas.
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Enchiladas de mole is available with chicken or beef, topped with mole sauce, chopped onion, creme and queso fresco, served with a side of rice.
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Enchiladas de mole is available with chicken or beef, topped with mole sauce, chopped onion, creme and queso fresco, served with a side of rice.
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Enchiladas de mole is available with chicken or beef, topped with mole sauce, chopped onion, creme and queso fresco, served with a side of rice.
Mabel Suen
Enchiladas de mole is available with chicken or beef, topped with mole sauce, chopped onion, creme and queso fresco, served with a side of rice.
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Street tacos are available in options including beef birria, cochinita de pibil, asada and al pastor.
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Street tacos are available in options including beef birria, cochinita de pibil, asada and al pastor.
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Al pastor taco with grilled pork and pineapple.
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Al pastor taco with grilled pork and pineapple.
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A selection of dishes from Sabroso Cocina Mexicana (clockwise from top left): pambazo, street tacos, machete, birria, mole and cochinita pibil.
Mabel Suen
A selection of dishes from Sabroso Cocina Mexicana (clockwise from top left): pambazo, street tacos, machete, birria, mole and cochinita pibil.
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The Olmec head symbolizes Pintor's hometown of Tabasco.
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The Olmec head symbolizes Pintor's hometown of Tabasco.
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A mural of Mexico featuring many of its regional culinary specialties is a centerpiece of the dining area.
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A mural of Mexico featuring many of its regional culinary specialties is a centerpiece of the dining area.
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The dining room features colorful embellishments.
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The dining room features colorful embellishments.
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Toys and prints liven up the space.
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Toys and prints liven up the space.
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Booths and a lounge area are also available.
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Booths and a lounge area are also available.
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Located in St. Ann.
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Located in St. Ann.
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Chef-owner Miguel Pintor with his daughters Patience Maddock and Bella Fernandez.
Mabel Suen
Chef-owner Miguel Pintor with his daughters Patience Maddock and Bella Fernandez.
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The exterior.
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The exterior.
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