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gdubfosho Sep 14, 2011 10:56 PM

since I can't seem to find a good tex mex spot that is consistent (glorias has fallen so many rungs down, i refuse to go back), I've become a regular at desperados on greenville. And admittedly it's not that good. Lately it's been blue goose which has delivered a good service with good, consistent food for the last 2 trips, so I may keep going here.

  1. twinwillow Sep 26, 2011 08:31 AM

    Although, I have no first hand experience eating there, you might want to try Manny's Uptown. I've heard they serve very good Tex-Mex and it's very close to the West Village.

    http://www.mannysuptown.com/

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      pinotho Sep 15, 2011 08:49 PM

      you should check out Mia's on Lemmon Ave........lots of excellent Tex-Mex, with perhaps the brisket tacos leading the way.

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        gdubfosho Sep 16, 2011 08:42 AM

        I've been to Mias a few times. Brisket tacos are good there. Mannys is pretty decent as well. The El Salvadorian place down there (can't think of the name, not Glorias, closer to the airport) was pretty good for lunch. El Fenix is a decent cheap lunch spot - food tastes very fake, but service is always exceptional - at every location I've been to honestly. I don't really like Ojeda's on Maple or Herrara's on Maple, food tastes very cheap and overpriced at both.

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        El Fenix Restaurants
        6391 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76116

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          bhoward Sep 16, 2011 08:49 AM

          Others on this board disagree but I like Primo's for Tex Mex.

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            gdubfosho Sep 16, 2011 03:31 PM

            Honestly, Primo's brunch is pretty good. I haven't eaten lunch or dinner there. Last time we were there our waiter was acting more ridiculous than us, it was a good time.

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              Mike C. Miller Sep 16, 2011 04:08 PM

              I'm not a big fan of Tex-Mex in general, but I think Primo's does as well as anybody else and better than most, for what little my opinion is worth.

              Oddly enough, I also ate at a El Fenix recently when a client picked one as a meeting spot that was convenient for him. I can't say much positive about most of what I ate, but the chips were very, very good. Light texture, very crispy and had a good, hearty corn flavor. Decent salsa and pretty good chicken nachos. Very good service. The rest of the food was fair to poor, but it was better than I thought it would be (and yes, that is damning with faint praise).

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              El Fenix Restaurants
              6391 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76116

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                primi_timpano Sep 26, 2011 12:01 AM

                Primo's also makes a very good hamburger/cheeseburger. El Fenix downtown continues at least the third generation of Tex-Mex. It's like eating back home, your Mom's cooking may not be fine dining, but you really enjoy most of what she makes. It's like a time travel version of well being. It reminds me of the old La Fonda restaurants in San Antonio.

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                El Fenix Restaurants
                6391 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76116

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                  foiegras Sep 26, 2011 08:21 PM

                  I've been to El Fenix a couple times recently too as it's close to my doctor's office and the other alternative is a cafeteria where I lower the average age significantly when I walk in the door. It's good solid old-school Tex-Mex. One can do worse in a stodgy neighborhood.

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                  El Fenix Restaurants
                  6391 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76116

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