Lake Highlands - Tex-Mex Grill & Cafe
If you're looking for great Tex-Mex dining at reasonable prices, try Tex-Mex Grill & Cafe at the northwest corner of Walnut Hill and Plano Road.
TMG&C is not the place for food snobs or to be a part of the "Dallas dining scene," nor, toward the more ethnic end, is it a Tex-Mex "joint." The food is just really good, and the atmosphere is unassuming. In such connection, it is family-friendly without being loud, and the wait staff and kitchen are willing to prepare whatever Tex-Mex dish you may want, even if your particular plate may not be listed on the menu. To such end, they are happy to substitute sides, like a salad in lieu of beans and rice, at no extra charge and without complaint.
Most important, everything is quickly and freshly prepared from fresh ingredients.
From about a dozen visits since the beginning of 2010, two particular recommendations seem worth making: order queso with your chips and salsa, and get an entree with ranchero sauce. Both the queso and the ranchero sauce are better than any offered at other restaurants in Dallas, at least in my broad experience. (The huevos rancheros, served all day, are my go-to dish, and this evening my wife and a friend ordered (off the menu) cheese enchiladas topped with ranchero sauce.)
Adult beverages are limited to margaritas and wine, which are okay, not good or great. The food is ample reason for at least one visit so that you may decide for yourself whether to return.