Fresh fare at Sabrosa Mexican Grill

South of the border dining with an eco-friendly twist


Lancaster County residents have been stuffing their faces with tacos and burritos … and have not been feeling guilty about it.

This is all thanks to the recently opened Sabrosa Mexican Grill on Harrisburg Avenue. The place has its very own nutritionist, after all. Owner Jay Andreassi was tired of not knowing what was in the food he was ordering. Upon the opening of his business in February, Andreassi made sure to not only provide fresh, healthy food, but also let his customers see how fresh and healthy it was.

And the community has responded in force.

Sabrosa_0814_EDIT_KALE_11Lunch and dinner, he says, are routinely hectic, oftentimes filling the entirety of the restaurant’s 42-seat dining area. But more than simply enjoying the steady business, Andreassi has developed a way to embrace the crowd.

“We have a unique promotion for every 100th customer,” he explains. “The cost of every 100th ticket we donate to a select charity that month. It’s a way for us to give back to our local area.”

It’s this kind of community-friendly and eco-friendly attitude that separates Sabrosa from your average Mexican eatery. Sabrosa, which also offers takeout, takes a “spare no cost” approach, using biodegradable napkins and trash bags and making everything fresh daily instead of freezing food in advance.

The menu at Sabrosa Mexican Grill is simple, with essentially four main menu items available – tacos, burritos, burrito bowls and salads. Each is made-to-order, as customers choose the type of tortilla (flour, corn or whole wheat), the meat (beef, pork, chicken or steak) and either brown or white rice. Customers can then add toppings like the standard grilled peppers and onions, sour cream and salsa, or get some extra flavor with Sabrosa’s signature jalapeño and lime sauce and our homemade guacamole.

Other menu items include a daily variety of soups and a rotating choice of gelatos from Ciro’s Italian Bistro at Richmond Square in Lancaster.

Andreassi currently is in the process of opening a New York location, and we hear there’s a possibility more locations could sprout up around Central PA in the near future, as well as a dedicated catering section of the business.


• 611 Harrisburg Avenue, Lancaster; 435-8999
• Daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.


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