When they aren't mashing fresh avocados to mix up guacamole, the staff at Mi Tierra prepare a long menu of Mexican specialties with American touches. Diners can fill up on fajitas, arroz con pollo, or carne asada, which all come with traditional Mexican sides, or they can choose more American-flavored tilapia fillets, chicken wings, french fries, or grilled salmon. Fish tacos and buffalo nachos seamlessly combine the two culinary traditions. Some kid-friendly dishes, alongside fresh salads and desserts, round out the menu, turning it into a satisfying read for those who want to whet their appetite or add another entry to their summer reading list.
More than 50 flat screen TVs spill their soft glow over Chips & Salsa Sports Bar, with NFL battles and UFC brawls scoring hearty cheers from sports fans who steal glances at a menu of casual bar fare. Traditional American favorites, including catfish and New York strip steak, headline the menu alongside succulent carne asada and red sauce-smothered burritos, facilitating a seamless fusion of American and Southwestern fare with a marked lack of deep-fried bolo ties. Soaring darts sail over spiraling pool balls as they clack across 10 billiards tables, neighboring a full-service bar where goggle-wearing mixologists concoct more than 1,000 specialty drinks while levitating limes with their mind.Chips & Salsa Sports Bar is an all-smoking establishment.
The chefs at Poblanos Mexican Cuisine set their Mexican dishes apart through their use of fresh ingredients. For ceviche, they combine shrimp and tilapia with avocado and lemon juice, preparing the seafood without heating it to give it vibrant flavor. For tamales, the chefs keep the preparation traditional by wrapping the corn masa and seasoned steak or chicken in real cornhusks, then slow-cooking them until they are tender. Poblano-chili slices add kick to the entrees, and mango pico de gallo helps tongues cool down. Diners can end meals with a seasonal dessert or by quaffing beers chosen from the line of bottles on the bar or the pyramid of bottles balanced on the bartender's forehead. On Wednesday and Friday evenings, live jazz bands can also entertain guests with toe-tapping melodies.
Though Mexico is our neighbor, O.K. Jose's menu is extensive enough to read like a letter to a long-lost relative. In the kitchen, cooks top grilled nachos with shrimp and chorizo, stuff tortillas with spicy chicken and sauteed onions, and smother baked potatoes with cheese sauce and salsa. On karaoke nights, guests take a break from their meals to belt out tunes into a microphone topped with guacamole and sour cream.
Under the glow of golden chandeliers that hang down from wood beams overhead, a trio of performers sits on the slightly elevated stage at 3 Brothers Deli & Brewhouse, which now resides at a brand new location. On nights with live music, the eatery's interior buzzes with visitors who sip craft beers and dig into freshly constructed sandwiches or burgers stacked with hand-formed patties. On Mondays and Tuesdays, visitors can stop in to test their knowledge during trivia night, showing off their ability to recall obscure historical facts such as which side won the Revolutionary War.
With a primo outdoor patio, an elegantly decorated interior, and a full-service bar, El Olmeca Mexican Cantina is a year-round destination for savory, spicy Mexican food and drinks. Classic dishes such as pollo Vallarta—chicken breast smothered in cheese and pineapple—and seafood fajitas, which combine shrimp and scallops with one king shrimp. Especially hungry customers or lions wearing trench coats can attempt to conquer the Burrito Macho XXL, a behemoth concoction of steak or chicken, beans, veggies, and dipping salsas.