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Jul 29, 2009 09:53 AM

who has the worst food in all of texas?

on my recent visit to dfw my "worst food in all of texas" winner was some chain dump called love and war in texas, fittingly located where you might expect -- at the grapevine mills outlet mall near our hotel. ugh.

this is a smelly bar masqurading as a restaurant.

i ordered the tejas platter to go, took it back to the hotel and regretted every bite of it. "A bordertown feast! A beef enchilada, cheese enchilada, handmade tamale and a soft flour taco, served with Texican Riceā„¢, refried beans and pico de gallo" -- and all of it was bad.

the only reason i went there was because by the time i got back to the hotel everything else was closed. i shoulda got room service instead - heh!

on the bright side it was the only clunker of the whole trip.

* please feel free to add in your own dubious winners...but keep let's try to it light-hearted!

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  1. Few left in existence, but by far the worst to turn a stomach (and this is a horrible childhood memory for all in the DFW area) is Pancho's buffet. Raise the flag for more bad enchiladas, please. I could see a benefit for the place to squelch a hang over, but a good mexican restaurant could do this as well. In that case, Escondido (for the extreme opposite of bad Tex Mex).

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    1. re: DallasDude

      Oh man, beaten. Pancho's was the very first place that came to mind, I swear I will never eat there again, they've managed to get everything wrong. Definitely horrible memories for all.

      1. re: DallasDude

        Ugh, god is that place even still in business? Yuckkkkk.

        1. re: joanna.mcmaster

          We don't have a Love and War in San Antonio. Yes, pancho's is still around.The only one in SanAntonio is I think over on Marbach. Years ago we ate there at the one on Fredricksburg Rd. which was to us the best.
          Actually I didn't mind it, some place different to go once in awhile.

      2. I had the CFS at the Love and War in Texas in Plano and it was not bad at all. Nothing exceptional by any stretch but no major dings either.

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        1. re: luniz

          I've had lunch there several times and had no issues.

          1. re: Scagnetti

            I have had their CFS and steaks had no issues with their food.

        2. Maybe the problem with L&WiTX is with the Grapevine location. I was there with a group of about 12 awhile back. I had a strip steak and while it was cooked to a perfect med rare, the quality was terribly tough, not to mention that for this type of dining, over priced. The baked potato could have stood another 1/2 hour in the oven. Overhearing those in my immediate seating area, the fried catfish was reported as pretty good, but the brisket was likened to the proverbial shoe leather and another, having a t-bone, shared my opinion of tough and expensive. It was also strange that we never received any type of bread with the meal - I found that odd for a steak house.

          As we were all leaving and chatting together, it seemed that everyone had a similar experience of less that impressive meals. But it was a Christmas get together, so the good company made up for the not-so-stellar food. Still, not somewhere I'd ever recommend to anyone.

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          1. re: CocoaNut

            I agree that it could be the Grapevine location, I'm with all the other posters and I've never had any problems with the one in Plano.

            1. Patrizio in HPV. HORRIBLE food!