Posts Tagged ‘tex-mex

Update on Los Pinos

In: Stuff

10 Sep 2011

(map) Fires have been much in the news lately. Two months ago, fans of this old-school Tex-Mex place (we’ve posted about their amazing salsa and equally amazing 70s-style decor here and here) were stunned to learn that it caught fire and burned. The good news is, they’re rebuilding! And it looks like they’re keeping that time-warp […]

New Chef at Vivo

In: Eating

17 Aug 2011

UPDATE: closed (map) Vivo Lake Creek has always had an appealing menu, and now, with the addition of award-winning chef Paul Petersen, it’s even better. The chef says he isn’t changing any menu favorites, just “bringing in some barbecue and French influences.” Above, the new brisket tacos, featuring beef smoked in-house for

Lunch at VIVO

In: Eating

27 Jun 2011

UPDATE: closed (map) This sultry, “better than sex…Tex-Mex!” spot just started serving lunch. On the menu are most of the old faves, and some new, lighter additions as well: Shrimp Enchiladas, Shrimp Quesadillas, and this amazing grilled-shrimp salad,

(map) Thursday nights are now live-music nights on the patio of this colorful place. Bands play from 6-8, but the happy hour prices last all night. There are specials on beer, wine and margaritas, plus half-price appetizers like nachos and this tasty spinach quesadilla, below. Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina website

UPDATE: closed (map) Our weather is warming up nicely, which makes it the perfect time to enjoy an out-of-the-ordinary margarita outside. (For a look at Vivo’s patio, click here.) This one is a combo of frozen margarita deliciousness, swirled with

Los Pinos

In: Eating

22 Dec 2010

(map) We thought this place was a well-kept local secret. But take a look at sites like Yelp, TripAdvisor and Citysearch, and you’ll see people are willing to drive all the way from town to eat here. Why? The salsa alone is

It seems like we’ve been waiting forever for the new Maudie’s to open out here. Now that it has, what a place! Owner Joe calls its style “contemporary pueblo,” and it is a pretty spectacular design. Unusual angles, cool use of materials like the woven-yucca ceilings, and an upper patio with an incredible sweeping view […]

The morning meal doesn’t get any richer or more decadent than chilaquiles. They’re like breakfast nachos: chips smothered with cheese, green tomatillo sauce and sour cream. But chilaquiles are just one of the enticing menu items at this busy breakfast hotspot. The most popular are

(UPDATE: closed) They serve a special soup every day here, and on Mondays, it’s usually roasted poblano with white cheddar and tomatillos. So good! The cheddar makes it rich and creamy, the tomatillos add tangy-ness, and poblano peppers spice things up just a bit. A tasty reason to look forward to Mondays! Two Hot Mamas […]

Flores’ two locations out West are super-popular, packed at lunch and dinner. A more relaxing time to eat here is at breakfast on the weekends. They serve it Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 3. You’ll find classics like migas,


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