Dinner at Geronimo

Geronimo Fairfield Review

Hi friends! If you are a lover of Southwestern cuisine – this post is for you.

Earlier this summer, I had the privilege of attending a “tasting” experience at Geronimo in Fairfield, CT. I have eaten there numerous times, but this occasion was very special. Geronimo launched a NEW summer food and cocktail menu – and I got to sample all of it!

“I love providing reviews of local restaurants in my area, but southwestern food holds a special place in my heart.”

Even though I now reside in the Northeast, I consider myself a bit of a connoisseur of Southwestern food. I lived in Dallas, Texas for 5 years and my sister lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for more than 20 years. Between my weekly treks to discover Mexican food in Dallas (I didn’t cook much in my twenties) and my annual visits to see my sister, it’s fair to say that I have eaten my way through many Mexican and New Mexican restaurants between Texas and Santa Fe.

These weren’t the large commercial restaurant chains commonly referred to as “Mexican food.” The places we ate were small cafes located off the beaten track. In my opinion, that’s where one finds truly authentic southwestern cuisine. My memories of these meals all came back to me at Geronimo in Fairfield.

During the tasting, the chef came out to check on our party. We had a chance to talk about his new menu, and his vision for the restaurant. I asked him what he wanted people to know about Geronimo and he said “I want them to know that this isn’t Mexican food. At Geronimo, we serve Southwestern cuisine.” It’s true. Southwestern food is more elevated. This was made very evident by all the tastings we sampled. The dishes were complex and sophisticated and so beautifully plated – wait till you see the photos below!

Geronimo Fairfield Review

I am so happy to be able to provide an enthusiastic review of the Geronimo Fairfield location! Below are photos of my tasting experience. If you plan to visit, my top recommendations are Classic Margarita, table-side made Guacamole (I love this because you can customize the ratio of ingredients, and heat – and it’s fun to watch it being made), the burrata, the steak fajitas, and the churros with warm chocolate for dipping. Bon appetite!

Sarah O'Brien

| always start with the fresh margaritas! |

| margarita on the rocks with table-side made guac |

Dinner at Geronimo

| steak fajitas, beans, rice and avocado |

| grilled chicken taco bowl |

| an assortment of small bites |

| a chance to chat with the Chef |

| Shrimp Empanada |

| burrata, watermelon and heirloom tomato salad |

| al fresco dining – such a fun patio! |


| a drinkable strawberry dessert with a graham cracker rim – divine! |

| churros and warm dipping chocolate |



More about Geronimo Fairfield Review: Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill brings the authentic taste of Santa Fe, New Mexico to Connecticut.  With acclaimed Executive Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho at the helm, Geronimo’s cuisine is 100% Southwestern, even sourcing its Chile peppers directly from New Mexico, with the menu including tacos, award-winning chile, quesadillas, Navajo frybread, tamales and more.  In addition to its award-winning cuisine, Geronimo has received several accolades for its cocktails, as the restaurant features the largest selection of Tequila on the East Coast.  With over 400 options, the bar also offers more than 40 varieties of Mezcal, an extensive wine list and top-shelf liquors.  The restaurant recently became one of 40 establishments in the world to receive its CRT Award T Certification from the Mexican government’s Tequila Regulatory Council, recognizing their commitment and knowledge of Tequila.

With locations at 271 Crown Street in New Haven and 2070 Post Road in Fairfield, both restaurants feature indoor and outdoor dining, indoor fireplaces, private event space and catering services.  Geronimo is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and offers brunch on Sunday’s.  For more information, visit http://geronimobarandgrill.com/.  The restaurant can also be found on Facebook (Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwestern Grill) and Instagram (geronimotequilabar).

Chic Southwestern eatery in lofty surrounds known for its tequila selection & Mexican-inspired eats. For locations and more information about Geronimo, click HERE.

* this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own *

sarah o’brien

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