Have you been to Hemphill recently? There are a lot of Mexican restaurants there. Probably not new stuff, but I thought I'd tell you.
I went to Fiesta Mexican restaurant recently in case you were interested. It's a large Mexican restaurant south of downtown that serves what appears to be very basic tex mex without all the flash, pomp and circumstance of those snazzier places like Yucatan. But Fiesta is no typical Mexican place because of a unique recognition - best tortillas in North America (excluding Mexico). Or some ridiculous award given by Texas Monthly (who knew they left Austin and Dallas?).
FortWorthHoleInTheWall Senior and I went recently for lunch after the Armed Forces Bowl. It was cold and rainy and the one thing I wanted was carne guisada. Most places only serve this on saturdays but places worthy of my great reviews serve it on week days. In case you don't know, carne guisada looks like dog food but tastes like a mouthful of awesome.
Fiesta does not serve carne guisada on a week day. Apparently they serve guisada res. Which is a lie of a meal. Every time I've asked for carne guisada at a Mexican restaurant and they don't have it, they always say, "we have guisada res" (Tenemos crap). So of course I was suspicious when they said they didn't have carne guisada but that their guisada res was the same thing. It wasn't.
I didn't like it. The meat was tough and the sauce was green. It wasn't carne guisada. It was nuclear dog food. Oh well... "Greatest Tortillas in The World".
I really don't remember what my dad had but he didn't seem to enjoy it as much as he enjoyed having me as a son so this place wont see me again.
By the way, the tortillas were awesome. My atomic dog food came with a bunch of them and they were terrific. I got corn tortillas and they were thick, warm, tender and delicious.
I'm sure many of you consider this your favorite place and I have probably irrevocably upset you. Please let me know why I'm wrong and make me want to go back for some awesomeness.
If you want to give them a shot go to 3233 Hemphill Street.