Sizzling fajitas, gooey quesadillas, packed burritos, and more populate the menu at Plaza Bar and Grill. Set jowls flapping with an order of chicken wings ($7.99 for 10) before tackling the enchiladas suizas, a trio of chicken enchiladas blanketed with tomatillo sauce and shredded cheese ($8.90). Specialty dishes include the salmon al chipotle, in which salmon soaks in a smoky-chipotle-sauce pool under the watchful eyes of rice, vegetables, mixed salad, and tortillas ($12.99). Escape cafeteria food fights for a more regal lunchtime rendezvous with a pair of grilled tilapia tacos covered in mango sauce ($6.99) or a vegetarian quesadilla stuffed with cheese, mushrooms, broccoli, and fresh spinach ($8.30). Cool off with a margarita ($5/regular) or a glass of wine ($4.75), or order a pitcher of beer ($10.50) to share with an accountant during an audit.
Inside a cheerful restaurant decorated with yellow walls and streamers, culinary wunderkinds dish up traditional Mexican–style enchiladas, burritos, and fajitas. Green sauce, sour cream, and salsa drizzles over three types of enchiladas, and eight different burritos encase protein-packed mouthfuls of chicken, grilled steak, pork tips, and beans. Traditional desserts such as churros and fried ice cream celebrate the marriage of crispiness and sweetness, much like a deep-fried love letter. Barkeeps also pour imported beers, blend monster margaritas, and expound on the virtues, vices, and variances of more than a dozen tequilas stashed in their well-equipped watering hole.
The culinary professionals at La Hacienda permeate palates with flavor via a varied and extensive Mexican menu. Keep your ears peeled for the aurally pleasing tunes of live music while warming up mouth muscles with queso fundido ($6.99), composed of mexican sausage, poblano pepper, and cheesy goodness. Venture forth with an entree of grilled-shrimp fajitas ($11.99), which are tastily infused with sautéed onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Or, try a stomach-mollifying combination platter ($7.99), such as the lineup of a taco, a beef burrito, and rice and beans swimming in sauce and slathered with gooey cheese. Seven domestic beers, 11 imported beers, and a variety of margaritas and mixed drinks are waiting to turn throats into slip 'n' slides for munchable guests.
The casual Murphy Road eatery serves up a south-of-the-border menu with a local kick. Spark things off by dipping locally made white corn chips into a duo of red and green housemade salsas ($2.50) or a vat of fresh, whole-avocado-based guacamole ($4). But the true estrellas of the menu are The Local Taco's namesake local tacos (all are $2.50)—particularly rarely seen varietals such as Texas brisket, Korean barbecue with Asian slaw and toasted sesame seeds, tequila lime chicken, and Southern fried (buttermilk-fried chicken-breast strips with honey lime sauce, lettuce, and tomato). The Local Taco's menu even offers a taco that somehow contains all tacos, but you'll need to be able to see in 12 dimensions in order to perceive it. The Local Taco also offers enchiladas, sides, and soups.
Hearty eats are on the menu at V & C Grill, including slow-cooked barbecue and authentic Caribbean eats such as oxtail and jerk chicken. There’s even a daily, all-you-can eat breakfast buffet with biscuits and gravy, grits, and other southern favorites. The restaurant has been serving up classic American, Caribbean, and soul food for more than 12 years, or approximately the length of time it takes an elephant to forget an old phone number.
Cooks prepare regional Mexican specialties at Las Fiestas Cafe, an eatery that opened in December 2012. They grill succulent shrimp for tacos with fresh avocado, simmer pork carnitas in rich mole sauce, and stuff empanadas with chorizo. Diners can also opt for Tex-Mex dishes such as fajitas with grilled chicken, steak, bacon, ham, and pineapple, or cheesy spinach burritos in flour tortillas.