I’m actually a little surprised we haven’t posted this sooner. We’ve reviewed a few places but haven’t given the countdown of our favorites. It wasn’t an easy process, actually, since there are so many to choose from. I mean, this is the heart of Texas and we know how to do Tex-Mex right. Let us know if you agree with our picks!
- Baja Mex Grill. There’s no question about it. This place is, hands down, as good as it gets. The food is tasty and has a great variety that you don’t find many other places, the margaritas are excellent, and it’s as good a place to gather with friends as any you can find. We wrote a detailed review here, but don’t take our word for it, go see for yourself, and it won’t be a minute too soon.
- La Hacienda Ranch. Yes, I realize La Ha is in Colleyville, and I also realize it’s a chain, albeit a local one. But the fajitas just cannot be beat, nor can the salsa. This is actually the only place Jason will even eat fajitas. And the salsa has a great smoky flavor from fire roasted tomatoes. I could eat it with a spoon. In spite of being an enormous space, it’s always packed and not unusual to wait quite a long while for a table at dinner. We’ve learned to go early. We have a friend from New Orleans who has eaten here at least three times during visits to town, it’s such a reliable institution.
- Taqueria Los Burritos Locos (416 Northwest Highway) – Yes, I’ll bet you’re saying, “Where is that?” It’s one of the best kept secrets in Grapevine. They have enormous, delicious breakfast burritos for $6 that two people could share. No doubt the best breakfast deal in town. They have great food at low prices for the other meals of the day as well. I almost don’t want to post about it because then the secret will be out!
- Los Cabos (451 E. Northwest Highway) – We like to go here and share a few appetizers. It’s a small, family-owned place with great food and service. There’s also a nice place to sit outside which is fun in nice weather. They have more seafood here than many local Tex-Mex places which is nice variety.
- Esparza’s – To be honest, I am not a huge fan of much of the food at Esparza’s. Many other places do it better. But it’s such a festive place, and so cool located in an old house, and with good margaritas, that I felt compelled to give it a spot in our top 5. I like taking people to Esparza’s for the atmosphere, but if I was choosing the place with my favorite food, I’d go to Baja’s.
I also feel that I must give honorable mention to El Fenix. It’s hardly unique to Grapevine, but if you find better cheese enchiladas anywhere, you come and tell me about them. For a chain, the food is always reliably good and the prices excellent.