Their philosophy is to serve quality food at affordable prices. That is certainly the case at the new local spot located at the Galleria at Sunset in the old area that was formally Chevy’s. The entire space has been renovated with a breezy, modern look.
Appetizers on the Chinese side include lightly tossed Edamame with garlic and kosher salt. Scallion Pancakes are made with flatbread and spring rolls are filled with either chicken or vegetables.
When it comes to entrees the Seafood trio is a pleasant combination of shrimp, scallop, crab meat and mixed veggies sautéed in white wine sauce. Mao’s Special Chow Fun ($20.00) is constructed with wide rice noodles mixed with shrimp, chicken, pork, carrots, Napa cabbage, scallions and soy sauce.
Chicken entrees are led by a spicy Szechuan version with white meat, sautéed carrots, onions, both green and red peppers, plus a snappy sauce. Chicken and String Beans have a lighter touch. Lemon Chicken is also available. All entrees can be ordered family style with portions large enough for 3 to 4 people.
They have a variety of vegetarian dishes like Mixed Vegetable Salad ($15.00) with chopped romaine, iceberg, carrots, cucumber, cilantro, red bell peppers and Mandarin oranges in a light teriyaki dressing. Kung Pao Tofu with Chinese egg noodles is a combination of tofu, carrots, celery, water chestnuts, onions and peanuts.
If you aren’t in the mood for Chinese peruse the Mexican fare and you will find a long list of classics. Shared starters include Chori-Queso Dip ($7.00) built with melted Monterey cheese cream, blended Mexican spices and bits of chorizo for a little bite.
Entrees include a tasty Pollo Ranchero ($17.00) made with a chicken breast grilled with mushrooms and spices that are then topped with ranchera sauce and melted cheese. Mexican rice and beans (refried or black) complete the plate.
Chunks of pork immersed in tomatillo sauce is a compelling pick along with slow-roasted pork carnitas. The meat has a decidedly-citrus accent with oranges and spices used as the marinade.
A large enchilada menu offers classics like Suizas, Mole and Verdes. Flautas, burritos and chimichangas are also prominent.
Drinks continue the upscale, affordable theme with a list of vintages that are gentle to the wallet. Francis Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon and Line 39 Pinot Noir are both $8.00 a glass. Specialty cocktails are available in three sizes ($8.00, $9.00, $11.00). A slate of martinis is available.
Bobby Mao’s is built for the family with two menus available for kids. Designed for youth 10 and under they can chow down on Teriyaki Chicken and Rice, Chicken Sliders, or a Chicken Quesadilla.
If your brood can’t decide what cuisine you want for lunch or dinner, come to Bobby Mao’s and the arguments will disappear.
Bobby Mao’s, The Galleria at Sunset, Henderson. Open for lunch and dinner. (702) 547-6649. www.bobbymaos.com.