Mexico Real is owned by Joaquin and Martha Miranda, who were both born in Mexico before moving to the Fort Worth area as children. Their binational upbringing inspired the eatery’s menu, which combines authentic dishes from Mexico’s central region with classic Tex-Mex offerings such as beef fajitas, chimichangas, and combination platters. Adults can enjoy margaritas squeezed fresh from the cactus as they dig into plates piled high with chili-covered pork tamales or chef’s enchiladas stuffed with shredded chicken, mushrooms, and spinach, and a kids' menu sates pintsized appetites with beef or chicken tacos and mac 'n' cheese.
Brightly colored walls and folk-inspired floor-to-ceiling murals create a vibrant atmosphere that reflects the equally lively menu at Tres Jose’s. The kitchen fuses traditional Mexican recipes with Texan culinary sensibilities and portion sizes in dishes including char-grilled carne asada made with 13 ounces of USDA Choice rib-eye steak. The menu includes ample vegetarian options and fresh seafood such as shrimp tacos and braised red snapper. Tres Jose’s sells pre-mixed bottles of its signature cocktails and hot sauces to let patrons enjoy the made-from-scratch flavors at home, work parties, and crater-side moon cabins.
At each Los Vaqueros Restaurant, Chef Cisneros imparts his third-generation culinary expertise to crafting Tex-Mex menus that feature local poultry, beef, fruits, and veggies. He ensures these ingredients are never chopped or prebagged before they reach his kitchens, preserving their flavor until he’s ready to turn them into chalupas, sizzling fajitas, and stuffed jalapeños that warm insides better than a shot of barrel-aged magma. Chef Cisneros's spread of fresh-made fare can also be enjoyed at catered events, and each eatery's private banquet room can accommodate football-watching parties, receptions, meetings, and hula-hoop marathons.
In a former warehouse in Fort Worth, a flight of yellow steps leads through the Stockyards location's leafy archway into a lively dining room filled with vintage cowbells and tin signs. The West location in Weatherford, on the other hand, sits within Crown Valley Golf Club, where patrons dine on enchiladas, tacos, and burritos as wild golf balls cheep from their perches on the windowsills. Los Vaqueros’ most recent location finds itself nestled in the TCU area, with an outdoor patio, yellow dining area, and all the same appetizing food as the other locations.
Take a moment to feel the tortillas when they arrive on your table at Mercado Juarez Cafe—the soft, handmade wraps are still warm from the griddle. So it's no surprise that these freshly made flour tortillas serve as a base for the menu's selection of mesquite-grilled meats, crisp vegetables, and fiery salsas. These foods are prepared fresh in the kitchen, where skilled chefs extend their culinary expertise to a variety of traditional Mexican dishes, from plump beef burritos to crispy chicken flautas. To craft their signature steak divorciado, they charbroil a 16-ounce steak before drenching the meat in smoky chipotle and flavorful poblano sauce. Meanwhile, behind the bar, servers blend frozen margaritas and uncap cold bottles of imported Mexican beers. After meals, customers can purchase entire cases of the restaurant's signature salsa to share with their friends or serve with the world's largest chip.
At Cancun Taco Spot, the kitchen staff serves up south-of-the-border favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That means diners can order everything from huevos rancheros to combination plates with enchiladas, fajitas, and other Mexican staples. But as the restaurant's name suggests, the taco is king. Selections include a brisket taco, a tilapia taco with mango pico de gallo, and an invisible taco that's probably cursed.
In the kitchens at Mijo's Mexican, cooks wrap large flour tortillas around seasoned ground beef in burritos and sprinkle grilled steak with spices in enchiladas. Outside the kitchen, plumes of steam rise from sizzling shrimp fajitas as waiters cart the dishes to patio tables. Additionally, sampler platters let you combine Mexican staples such as enchiladas, tacos, and flautas in one meal without stealing them from the tables of diners distracted by an argument about non-Newtonian fluids.