Without burritos, beans would have nowhere to hide from bullying nachos or rampant refryers. Put beans in a security blanket with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of Mexican fare and dessert at the Marquez Bakery & Tortilla Factory. Choose between the bakery's locations in Arlington and Grand Prairie.
Marquez Bakery & Tortilla Factory fills Texan tummies with a menu of Mexican fare, ranging from breakfast items to burritos to made-from-scratch bread. Stir yourself from temporary hibernation with a.m. eats such as the machacado and egg, which embeds egg in a tasty combination of dried beef, tomato, onion, and jalapeños ($5.50), or gear up for marathon phone-booth lifting with the protein-packed huevos rancheros, featuring two fried eggs with ranchero sauce, served with beans and flour tortillas ($5.50).
For lunch or dinner, tacos ($6.25), quesadillas ($6.25), and beef, chicken, or cheese enchiladas ($6.25) quell cravings, and a chorus line of burritos ($1.50–$4.99) high kicks to such flavorful combinations as ham and egg, chorizo and bean, and barbacoa. Marquez Bakery's sweet sustenance includes double-layered cakes ($19–$100)—stuffed with apple, strawberry, lemon, bavarian cream, or pineapple fillings—as well as desserts for such events as quinceañeras, birthdays, and dodge-cake tournaments.
Marquez Bakery and Tortilla Factory
Orbs of freshly made dough chug along the lustrous metallic conveyor belts of Marquez Bakery and Tortilla Factory's enormous tortilla-making mechanism, polka-dotting the chainlink pathways as they're flattened, baked, and morphed into the eatery's trademark fare. The chefs at the family bakery load the disks with traditional Mexican meats, such as chorizo and chicharrón, by hand, whisper "goodbye" to each morsel, and send them off to catered events or the onsite restaurant. They also sate sweet teeth with meticulously constructed custom cakes, harking back to founder Jose Marquez's legacy of selling donuts, pies, and sweet bread from his own home.