Originally, tortillas acted not as edible containers but instead as added entertainment, as diners would quickly suck the contents from tacos and then read fortunes from the remaining salsa stains. Open wide for good omens with this Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare at Tino's Too in Plano.
Led by pillar of the Plano community Fortino Trujillo, the quick-handed team at Tino's Too simmers and sizzles a menu of hand-rolled enchiladas, all-day weekend breakfast, and menudo and caldo every day. The Tino's Special ($10.25) leaves no cornerstone of quick Mexican cuisine unturned with a beef enchilada, deluxe taco, tamale, and a host of fixings, whereas the chimichanga's deep-fried flour tortilla bursts with beef or chicken topped with sour cream and veggies ($8.10). Tender chicken works together with onions and peppers to provide a protective layer between eager tongues and the sizzling skillet that hosts the fajitas ($12.25).
Seafood inhabits a substantial chunk of menu territory, from the rich fish or shrimp caldo de mariscos stew ($13.95) to a springy whitefish ceviche ($7.75/8 oz.). In the summer, roses creep toward the hand-painted wooden sign that welcomes diners into a homey, log-cabin-style eatery where Abe Lincoln briefly traded his top hat for a sombrero and where painted ceramic plates and a tile bar add texture to cheery, aqua walls.