At Plaza Mexican Bar and Grill, diners don't just eat from plates and bowls. Fajitas nestle in shelled-out pineapples, for example, and halved poblano peppers hold grilled chicken and melted cheese. Looking at these unconventional serving methods, it's obvious the chefs like to have fun with their food. They also make tamales from scratch and stitch together tortilla blankets for any patrons who catch a chill.
Qdoba's burrito baristas handcraft a catering menu of Mexican-inspired cuisine, customizable with a panoply of fresh ingredients for a taco, nacho, or burrito bar. Qdoba's culinary crafters craft succulent fillings for burritos, tacos, nachos, and quesadillas, including protein-packing choices, such as slow-roasted pulled pork, adobo-marinated grilled steak or chicken, and spiced shredded or ground beef, with vegetarian options also available. Taste the gooey flavor accents of the signature queso sauce, a three-cheese blend with roasted poblanos, tomatoes, and jalapeños, the pinto or black beans simmered in cumin and onion, or the creamy, hand-smashed guacamole that's ideal for filling up Queen Elizabeth's diamond-studded guacamole chalice. Tortilla chips with salsa bar and desserts complete each catered event, and customers can opt for burrito-boxed lunches and any add-ons.
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.
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a colorful stage show that mimics the annual production in New York City, boasting a 90-minute romp through song, dance, and reenactments of traditional Christmas scenes. Though special effects and revamps have been added to the show during its 77-year history, the Rockettes and their master of ceremonies, Santa Claus, know better than to mess with what works and have tastefully avoided pandering to America's obsession with Hulk-related products and bombastic laser-light shows. Expect to see all your favorite numbers, including the teddy bear Nutcracker, the parade of wooden soldiers, the Nativity, and, of course, 1,000 high kicks delivered with military precision.
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.
You don't have to wait until the 5th of May to enjoy Mexican food and margaritas. However, don't let the name fool you—Cinco de Mayo Mexican Restaurant celebrates the importance of Cinco de Mayo throughout the year, offering authentic Mexican cuisine and drinks at six different locations. Settle in with some queso fundido and a frozen margarita while debating the rest of the meal. The expansive menu offers everything from fajitas and enchiladas to nachos and quesadillas, and if it becomes too difficult to pick just one, opt for one of the eatery's combo plates. Modelo, Corona, and other beers and wine can be paired with meals as well as the popular frozen margaritas.