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Family owned for nearly 40 years, Blue Bonnet serves up a hearty menu, heaping with homespun Mexican staples. Appetize your appetite with the Blue Bonnet platter—an ample serving of guacamole and chili con queso accompanied by homemade tortilla chips ($10.50)—before moving on to made-from-scratch specialties such as the Blue Bonnet chimichanga, which eschews the deep fryer in favor of a delicious dressing of green chili, cheese, guacamole, and sour cream ($9.75). Indecisive diners can munch multiple Mexican classics by opting for one of Blue Bonnet’s 26 combination platters, while caramel-covered mini-sopapillas can satisfy sweet teeth after dinner, or be toted home and planted in the hopes of growing larger sopapilas. A gluten-free menu is also available.
Tambien's special tasting menu changes weekly but always includes the restaurant's signature creative flavors and authentic tastes. The highly acclaimed eatery provides a modern twist on the standard Mexican restaurant. A sample menu starts with sopes con chorizo (tasty masa cups overflowing with chorizo, spinach, and queso Oaxaca) and moves on to crispy crab tostaditos stuffed with jicama, black beans, and red-onion salsa. For a main course, diners are treated to grilled pork chop with achiote and sided with frijoles charros, wild mushroom tamal, and chiltomate salsa. The meal ends on a sweet note with chocolate tamal crested with cajeta ice cream and served with a Gran Centenario–infused raspberry sauce. The feast is enhanced with Cazadores tequila selections. View additional sample menus, posted at the beginning of each week, on Tambien's site.
Hailing from Acapulco, Mexico, El Olvido’s Executive Chef Jorge Pingarron crafts a menu of authentic dishes that span multiple Mexican regions. Chicken wings served with avocado sauce ($7.95) serve as piquant prelude to carne en su jugo ($9.90–$11.90), the house specialty that uses a traditional Jalisco recipe to cook strips of meat in their own juices with beans and bacon. Costillas en salsa verde ($11.90) couple hearty bites of pork baby ribs in green sauce with rice and whole beans, and in the camarones a la diabla ($12.90), shrimp sautés in a spicy chipotle sauce alongside bacon, onion, and poblano. Guests can pair bites with imported beers such as Tecate and Modelo Especial ($3.50) or traditional Mexican flavored water ($2.50), which doubles as ammunition during traditional Mexican water-balloon fights.
Honing their skills in professional kitchens for more than 30 years, Dora and her family shuffled through a few different culinary homes before stumbling on a vacant building. Realizing the potential this raw space could have after a little love, the family renovated the space and transformed it into the present-day Dora's Mexican Restaurant & Lounge. Dora's tight-knit staff is composed of family and friends, some who have worked at the restaurant since its opening in 1994; the team tirelessly churns out Dora's authentic Mexican family recipes to the appreciation of a loyal following of customers and hopeful pups in nearby backyards. Hefty portions populate both lunch and dinner menus, including traditional chimichangas, tamales, and goblets of the restaurant's iconic, ever-popular margaritas, which patrons can sip in a spacious dining room that pays homage to the vibrant exterior architecture of Mexico with bright, coral-color walls.
Showcasing Zocalo Restaurant & Bar’s laid-back atmosphere, yellow-brick walls play off the vibrant red, yellow, and green banners hanging from the ceilings. The restaurant’s owners, Rafael and Mario Vargas, use recipes gathered from Mexico City, their birthplace, for the eatery's dishes, such as the specialty tampiqueña, chili con queso, and crispy rellenos. Their bartenders pair the tasty plates with draft or bottled beers or specialty margaritas. With two locations, Zocalo Restaurant & Bar helps Mexican-cuisine lovers replace pub-crawls with back-and-forth trips for nachos.