OK, I've been going to La Familia for years now. My dad and I used to go when they were in their old location on 7th. Anybody who has been in FW for a short amount of time has probably heard of the restaurant. The family that owns/runs it is a genuinely nice group of people and they take a lot of pride in their restaurant (I also used to be a teller at the bank they used so I got to see them a lot). I remember Mr. Cavazos (owner/manager/chief hand shaker) used to make us feel like we were his favorite customers even though I'm sure he made everybody feel that way.
But anyways, the food. When it comes to basic tex-mex there are two things I really like, beef enchiladas with the house sauce, and beef fajita burritos. When I can find it, that's my breakfast of choice (future eating-to-obesity champion). But hey, I'm skinny now so why worry about that stuff...
I cannot think of the last time I haven't left La Familia without a beef fajita burrito with guacamole and pico de gallo. The guacamole always taste so fresh and zesty, the pico has a great spice to it (without spice, isn't it just a tomato salad?) and the beef has a tremendous flavor and is always juicy. I haven't had their enchiladas in awhile but I've always thought they fill the tex-mex craving requirement. Sometimes when I'm in the mood for tex-mex I don't want some fancy enchilada with numerous cheeses and unique ingredients. I want a tortilla, wrapped around ground beef, covered in a basic sauce. This place does it right. But you can also get some fancier enchiladas here as well.
Of course, I must mention that La Familia is not just your basic tex-mex restaurant. They also have a number of dishes that can satisfy your baja-mexican fix. For instance, I have pledged to try the fish tacos next time I stop in. If you happen to stop by before I post about it, let me know what you think.
La Familia is now located at 841 Foch. If you haven't been in awhile, be warned that they've moved to this new address.