A tortilla makes a handy mousepad, an acceptable patch for stiff denim jeans, and, if you draw a face on it, an ideal companion on fishing trips. But there are many other uses for it, as today's Groupon proves: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare at Fogata's Cocina Mexicana in Haltom City.
Servers at Fogata's Cocina Mexicana transport heaping platters of fresh seafood, sizzling fajitas, and creamy desserts to tables past three indoor waterfalls and a large bar. After delivering the queso flameado’s blend of melted cheeses and beef, chorizo, or shrimp ($8.99+) to diners, a meal magician mystically sets the dish aflame while pulling a rabbit-shaped poblano pepper from his hat. Meanwhile, the fresh shrimp and juicy scallops in seafood enchiladas ($12.99) don tortilla pajamas and nestle beneath a blanket of creamy lobster sauce on a fluffy bed of rice and southwestern corn. Alternatively, nimble knife technicians can mix a pot of guacamole tableside ($8.99), customizing their blend of fresh ingredients to customers’ tastes and putting on a show for the basket of crisp tortilla-chip spectators, who applaud with a raucous crunch.
Fogata's Cocina Mexicana
The sizzling sound of fajita platters carried through Fogata’s festive dining room is softened by the gentle babbling of three indoor waterfalls and live music on Thursday and Friday nights. As parties share margaritas and tasty Mexican dishes, a wall-size projector screen displays sports games or what may appear to be a giant talking burrito to especially hungry diners. A recipient of the Fort Worth Weekly's Critic's Choice award, Fogata's specialty queso is flambéed tableside to melt around beef, chorizo, or shrimp, and guacamole is also smashed tableside to ensure fresh, custom flavors.