Absolutely delicious. (And quite a scene)
Here’s a look at a some of what we enjoyed.
JALISCO TWISTER A margarita meltdown with a house made sangria that will tickle your fancy and make you dance La Bamba
MI DIA FROZEN OVER Our house frozen margarita; Sauza Blue Silver, Triple Sec, lemon juice, agave nectar
CHILE CON QUESO
CHIMICHANGA Chicken fajita & cheese, topped with queso & chile con carne. Served with guacamole, rice & refried beans.
FAJITA NACHOS Grilled chicken, black beans, cheese, guacamole & sour cream.
CREATE YOUR COMBO TACO • ENCHILADA • Served with rice & refried beans.
TEQUILA PESTO ENCHILADAS Jumbo shrimp sautéed with onions & cheese, topped with a Sauza Hornitos Reposado tequila pepita pesto sauce. Served with crema, Oaxacan black beans & rice.
Mi Dia From Scratch is located at:
1295 S. Main St.
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday & Saturday
The Ticos Tacos breakfast at Old West Cafe was awesome.
(Yes, that is the extent of our review and all you need to know)
Old West Cafe is located at:
600 W. Northwest Highway, 76051
Monday-Saturday 6am til’ 2pm
Sunday 7am til’ 2pm
One of the things that makes Grapevine such a great place to live (or visit) is the seemingly endless supply of restaurants to try out around town. Over the weekend, we were able visit Cliff’s Star Grill (1900 S. Main Street inside Stacy Furniture).
If you check out the Cliff’s Star Grill website you will notice that they call themselves “Grapevine’s Best Kept Secret.” After our visit, we definitely agree.
Cliff’s has a huge menu full of burgers, wraps, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas and much more. The most difficult part of the evening was deciding what to order. To make it even more difficult, on Saturday Cliff’s was running a special for large specialty pizzas for $11.99. And the pizzas looked delicious.
What we decided on:
Spinach Artichoke Dip ($6.99)
California Chicken Sandwich with fries ($8.99)
Supreme Soup and Salad Combo with potato soup and club salad ($8.99)
Everything was fresh and delicious. Perfect really.
The atmosphere is very laid back and family friendly and the service is great. It is hard to figure out why we have not tried Cliff’s Star Grill sooner.
Cliff’s is also BYOB so feel free to bring a bottle of wine along for your visit. According to their website, they also have a Sunday Brunch that runs from 10 am to 2 pm.
We are looking forward to a stop in to try the brunch. We are also going to go back to try the pizzas and the burgers. This place is great and there is so much to choose from. Cliff’s Star Grill is Grapevine’s best kept secret.
There is little doubt that Baja Mex Grill has taken over the #1 spot in our rankings of the Best Mexican Restaurant’s in Grapevine, Texas. This is not just identified in this one time review, we also vote with our wallets. When we want Mexican food, we go to Baja Mex Grill more than any other place in Grapevine.
There are a lot of reasons they are number one. Here are a few:
1. Best queso in Grapevine, hands down
2. #2 ranked margarita in Grapevine
3. Great food and service
4. Sort of a hole-in-the-wall / non-corporate feel
5. Good music
While we were at Baja Mex Grill doing our review, the Texas Rangers playoff game was on the television. And this is where Baja is pretty smart. They had all the televisions on the Ranger game with the sound turned up so that everyone in the place could hear the game. Did other Mexican restaurants in town do this? We have no idea, but our guess is no they didn’t. Corporate type places do not do that kind of stuff.
To wrap up, we love Baja. Welcome to the top of our list of Mexican restaurants in Grapevine.
Baja Mex Grill is located at:
1212 William D Tate Avenue
Grapevine, TX 76051
On Friday night, I paid a visit to the new Plucker’s restaurant for their pre-open training event as they get ready for their official open on Monday, February 21st. I was lured in by the offer of free food, but mostly just wanted to check out what they had done with the place.
I am happy to report that the interior has been completely remodeled and updated. I was amazed by the space they have. This Plucker’s has to be three times as large as the one in Dallas.
The highlight of the restaurant is the outdoor patio area. It extends from the side of the restaurant with a huge outdoor bar, roughly ten picnic tables, and about 10 outdoor big screen televisions. When weather permits (as it did last night) that area is going to be a great place to hang out.
Beers are served in either a pint size or a giant thirty-something ounce mug. The giant mug was a hint that Plucker’s does not really mess around.
For dinner, I ordered the Medium Hot Wings (seen above). After finishing my first wing, I broke into a sweat and thought about finding the nearest ice bucket to dunk my head in. If those things were truly medium, then I’ve discovered where that guy from X-men who magically creates fire in his hands now works. He’s the new chef at Plucker’s Grapevine.
Our waitress asked about five times if I’d like to have something else before I waved bye-bye to my pride and said yes, please bring me a few of the lemon pepper wings. Those wings were delicious by the way.
Overall it was a great night full of free food and fun (but not free beer). Obviously if it were free beer, there would have been a line from here to Keller waiting to get in.
This Plucker’s looks like it means business and plans on being around a while despite the fact that it sits a stones throw from Hooter’s and a seven-iron from Buffalo Wild Wings.
I’d like to take a moment to recognize Ashlee our waitress who was wonderful, Meagan who is their marketing person for doing a great job with the event, the good people of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce (you know who you are), and my good buddy CH for getting me in for the night of free food and fun.
Plucker’s is located at:
1709 Cross Roads Dr
Grapevine, TX 76051
Let’s be clear. I did not take any polls or ask for any opinions. This is my list. These are the places I currently like to eat when given the choice. My criteria is pretty simple, it has to have good service, the food needs to be great, and it needs to be a good value. For the record, a good value is not the same as cheap. When I hand over a twenty dollar bill, I like to know that what I am getting is worth twenty dollars. Okay, not to get sidetracked, let’s get to the list.
1. P.F. Chang’s –
Many of you are probably disappointed that I picked a chain restaurant first, but they are the best. The food is always perfect. I’ve never had a bad experience there. I will go there any chance I get. I absolutely love P.F. Chang’s.
2. JR’s Grill –
Recently opened, but they still make #2 on my list. The service is great and the burgers are world class. Try one, you will not be disappointed. Also note that JR’s is actually located in Colleyville, but it is right on the border to Grapevine and since this is my list I decided it was okay to bend the rules.
3. Palio’s Pizza –
You can get this in Colleyville or Grapevine, but it is the best pizza around. They also meet our requirement for good service plus it is BYOB which is an added bonus.
4. Old West Cafe –
When I want breakfast, Old West Cafe is the top of the list. The portions are huge which I guess is a positive and a negative, but I still love it. The food is great.
5. Gloria’s –
This is important and should not be overlooked: Happy Hour runs from Sunday through Thursday all day. They have a great patio and one of my favorite meals around, Nachos Grandisimos. Note that Gloria’s is in Colleyville and I’m bending the rules again.
6. Carrabba’s Italian Grill –
Consistently great. The salads are some of the best around plus their Marsala dishes are exceptional.
7. Esparza’s –
Esparza’s Mexican Restaurant used to be higher on my list. It is certainly not that they have declined in performance. It is more that I went there too much to keep it higher on my list. What do you call that law? The law of diminishing returns or something.
8. Kirby’s Steakhouse –
Of course the food is good, that goes without saying. The experience and atmosphere is even better. Kirby’s is in Southlake, but it is right across Hwy 114 from Grapevine so it counts in this list.
9. David’s Donuts –
Yes, my favorite donut place made the list. Why? They meet all of my criteria listed above and then some. And they make my favorite cinnamon rolls.
10. Amore’s Pizza and Pasta –
I am sure that I am underrating this place, but it is too hard to move it up the list. They serve up great Italian food at a huge value. I want to move them up, but not sure where. I’ll leave them at #10 for now. There is always next year.
The cool thing about doing a list like this is that I realize how long its been since I have been to a few of these places and that I need to get back there soon. Hope you get to enjoy some of these fine establishments as well. They are all fantastic.
Now, what are some of your favorites that I am missing out on?