James McGuffey, owner of Alamo Door & Awning, built his business on a simple guarantee: he promises customer satisfaction with his newly installed or repaired garage doors, garage-door openers, and extendable awnings, or he doesn't charge for the service. To deliver on such a pledge, he maintains a team of top-notch technicians and a stock of most of the hardware needed for any job. He even sells the hardware piecemeal to those who want to attempt repairs on their own, providing helpful advice and tips for such do-it-yourself projects on his website.
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.
For nearly two decades, Arlington diners have been savoring Mexican cuisine prepared by the Zavala family. At La Isla, the Zavalas serve up traditional favorites such as richly flavorful seafood soup, Mexican-style steak, and shrimp cocktail. They also specialize in Tex-Mex dishes such as the Tejas burger and nacho fries topped with pico de gallo and chile con queso. Their drink list includes Mexican sodas, Micheladas, and American and Mexican beers, and their dessert menu features house-made flan sweet enough to make the best revenge taste bitter.
The flavorful sauces, marinades, and spice blends made fresh every day transform pieces of meat and piles of rice into classic Mexican meals at Habaneros Grill and Cantina. Anchiote sauce spreads across grilled pork chops and tomatillo sauce joins hand-rolled tamales. Chefs fill empty spaces on plates with pico de gallo and cilantro- and lime-infused rice. The menu doesn't leave out favorites such as tacos and fajitas while highlighting eclectic shrimp dishes, including bacon-wrapped shrimp and grilled shrimp-stuffed avocados. Additionally, a special catering menu supersizes dishes for gatherings that celebrate birthdays and national nacho cheese month.
A complex chorus rises from a crowd, drifting onto the patio of J Millan’s. The sound comes either from the nearby Cowboys Stadium or Rangers Ballpark, or from televisions inside the bar. At tables on the patio, conversation centers around burgers, enchiladas, and grilled shrimp, and glasses clink together with the gentle jangle of Robocop trying to get out of a sedan.
Qdoba's burrito baristas handcraft a menu of Mexican-inspired cuisine, customizable with a panoply of fresh ingredients. Qdoba's culinary crafters create succulent additions to burritos, tacos, and salads, such as slow-roasted pulled pork, adobo-marinated grilled steak or chicken, and spiced shredded or ground beef, with vegetarian options also available for each dish. Diners can bite through the warm shells of three tacos brimming with grilled chicken, steak, or seasoned beef, or mine for black beans and sweet corn within the taco salad’s crunchy tortilla bowl quarry. A festive burrito dinner allows eaters to customize burritos with add-on ingredients, including three-cheese queso or a creamy, hand-smashed guacamole that's ideal for filling up Queen Elizabeth's diamond-studded guacamole chalice. Warm tortilla soup and its crisper cousin, the tortilla chip, let pairs slurp with camaraderie or construct solid foundations for tortilla-chip houses.