Tacos y Tortas Adrian tempts appetites with an array of hearty tacos, authentic Mexican tortas, and savory entrees teeming with fresh ingredients. Order up a refreshing canned or bottled soft drink to whet thirsts while you and your fellow diner pore over an epicurean smorgasbord of more than 47 entrees, featuring tacos overflowing with carne asada and tortas—a Latin sandwich served on a soft, hot roll—stuffed with mouth-watering milanesa or eye-watering jalapeños. Zesty flavors emanate from the menu of platos, from which patrons can order tasty fish fillet flanked by rice and garnished with lettuce, or a symphonic quartet of flautas, which swaddles seasoned meat into flutes of crispy tortillas.
As the name suggests, Fajita Depot specializes in the classic Tex-Mex feast of grilled meat, veggies, and warm tortillas. The Depot strives to deliver restaurant quality plates of tender steak or chicken, griddled with peppers and onions and garnished with a side of charro or refried beans. Customers can also choose from a selection of chicken flautas, tacos, and quesadillas, or can stick to their strict diet of bacon-wrapped cream-cheese-stuffed jalape?os. A separate kids' menu delights younger patrons with quesadillas or chicken tenders in a combo with juice boxes, coloring pages with crayons, and the latest issue of The Economist.
With traditional dinner and lunch menus chock-full of seafood, poultry, and meat plates, Las Alamedas quells a litany of cravings in an elegant dining room. In the fajita prime-sliced entrée ($16 for lunch; $20 for dinner), slices of mesquite-grilled beef mingle with onions and poblano peppers on a plate flanked by guacamole, pico de gallo, charro beans, and flour tortillas that can be used to smuggle bottles of hot sauce out of the restaurant. A serving of camarones Cozumel fills bellies with coconut pan-fried shrimp, a habanero and mango dipping sauce, and a side of potatoes ($18 for lunch; $24 for dinner), while the robalo chileno coats a serving of sea bass in herbs and sundried-tomato sauce ($27; dinner only). The vegetarian plate accommodates meat-free diets, slinging spinach-and-cheese enchiladas with grilled vegetables, rice, and guacamole ($15, dinner only) . Though the high ceilings and elegant arched doorways might tempt diners to stay indoors, Las Alamedas offers patio seating for those who want to breathe fresh air or make fake mustaches out of plant life.
La Generala Mexican Grill & Cantina’s chefs create a menu of authentic Mexican specialties, including favorites such as burritos and tacos with a Texan spin. Enchiladas are top sellers—try the ones that come smothered in red sauce and cecina (thinly sliced, grilled steak)—as are the fajitas, which feature beef, chicken, and shrimp. When the weather's nice, you can take your meal and margarita to the outdoor patio. There's a soccer field next to the eatery and a playground, too, making La Generala a fun place to bring the kids or David Beckham.
The aroma of fresh cilantro mingles with slow-cooked pork, grilled tequila-lime chicken, and sautéed tilapia as it wafts through the archways of the spacious dining area and onto a covered outdoor patio lined with rustic wooden tables. Severs deliver Mexican mainstays, such as burrito locos smothered with chili con queso, alongside inventive dishes, such as seafood enchiladas with fresh shrimp and crab smothered in a white-wine cream sauce and served with a side of cilantro-lime rice. Behind the dark-wood bar adorned with flat-screen TVs, servers shake up margaritas with fresh pineapple and coconut to the tune of live music performances and Latin beats on weekly salsa nights.
Trios transports diners to another world, not only through their cuisine?which includes Mexican staples such as pork-filled tamales, chimichangas, and chile relleno?but through their atmosphere. Guests first encounter a fish tank where bright yellow tangs dart through the water, then walk past arched doorways and ornate blue columns to one of several distinct dining rooms. Dark wooden furniture adds a noble touch to the wine room, while vintage vases lend a rustic comfort to the small room. Outside on the patio, Christmas lights twinkle, and a multitiered fountain provides a place to bathe after meals.