Aldaco's has a great setting - it sits at the highest point in Stone Oak (just outside of San Antonio), and has panoramic views of the surrounding area. It has a casual atmosphere, not overly done in a Mexican theme, and most importantly...amazing food! There is indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a private dining area for groups/meetings.
Favorite Dish: Enchiladas de Cameron - shrimp enchiladas with choice of Crema Cilantro or Chipotle. Served with white confetti rice and Tres marias. These shrimp enchiladas (I chose the Crema Cilantro) are perfect! The sauce has so much flavor that you absolutely do not need to add anything to the dish for flavor. To me, that is the true sign of a perfect sauce. They are loaded with shrimp, and go great with a Dosarita (frozen margarita with a Dos Equis poured upside down in the glass)!
This is a very busy restaurant at lunch time when they serve a buffet daily.
For the best food come at night for dinner. They have a full bar and a lot to choose from on the menu. You won't leave hungry.
They have just moved to new location. Everything is new and shiny. Very good wait staff.
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish is the huge paper dosa, a crisp crepe served with a potato filling on the side and several chutneys. I also like the Moong Dosas.
I drove up and the place looked like an old postcard. The smokehouse was tiny with a liquor store next door. It had a large roadside sign that said Sonny Bryant's. I was told for authenic Texas Barbeque, the best was the original location, so I went.
I opened the car door and was overwhelmed by the wonderous aroma of barbequed, smoked meat.
Walking inside I was greeted by a cheery gal who explained the menu and specials to me.
I ordered the brisket sandwich, short ribs, and onion rings.
I could eat this everyday. I dipped in their signature sauce, tangy and sweet, strong flavored.
The floor is cement and you sit in antique school desks to eat, very nice feel, very comfortable.
Favorite Dish: I loved the brisket sandwich. Tender, juicy meat, seasoned properly. Yum.
This dining gem is hidden away on the corner of a strip mall. It is spacious and decorated as you would expect.
They have an outside seating area and a small bar area.
Was told by locals that they have wonderful salsa so with the name like 7 Salsas, I had to check it out.
Reasonably priced, quick service, large portions. The salsa is fresh and chunky and served hot with fried chips.
I ordered the large margarita to go with them. Way smooth, so I ordered a few more.
They were not busy and my service was great. I ordered a mixed chicken plate, can't remember what it was called on the menu.
It had the greatest cheese sauce I ever tasted. It was a special mixture of sour cream and light cheese. Not goopy or overly heavy, it complimented the meal.
My bill was under $23.00 with the drinks. I think they have happy hour margarita specials daily too.
Favorite Dish: The yummy cheese sauce.
A standout Indian restaurant that serves a fusion of north and south Indian food. Bright modern atmosphere. Excellent buffet lunch daily. No bar but good Mango lassi.
Favorite Dish: One of their novelty dishes is egg burji, an indian take on scrambled eggs.
Delicious curries and Marsala Dosa.
This restaurant in far north Dallas serves dishes with a focus on Afghanistan dishes.
It is located in a shopping strip center. There is a huge dining room. A buffet is offered daily at lunchtime. Dinner until 10pm.
There is an Afghan eating space on a raised platform, where diners sit crossed-legged on ornamental rugs. There are also tables and chairs.
There is a selection of kebabs-skewered meats-with beef, chicken,lamb or seafood.
Several specialty dishes are available.
Favorite Dish: Mantoo, a simmered spinach dish, with garlic,onions, and tomato served over rice,
Kadu Buranee, chunks of pumpkin topped with yogurt and a house meat sauce.
Badenjan Chalao, mashed eggplant cooked with garlic, onion, and tomato.
Great place. When you walk in, there are a lot of trophies on the wall, including Bison, Elk, Deer, and other animals. There is even a stuffed bear in the corner! Cowboy and Indian decor everywhere, anything from paintings to relics. License plates and old barn wood help build the walls in this place, as well as old doors and antique decor.
Favorite Dish: Try the Buffalo Burger, medium. I thought I had the best in Colorado...looks like I was wrong. This place has the best Buffalo Burgers on the planet!!
For my birthday on July 30, 2006, we went to Dallas and ate brunch at Antares Restaurant. It is in the Reunion Tower, up on the 50th floor.
It was breathtaking to sit there and revolve around to see the sights of Dallas without all the traffic and noise.
I hardly had time to eat for looking out the windows.
There was Sunday brunch set up at various stations around in the middle of the circle. The tables revolved but the food stations remained in place. You never knew where your table would be when you returned.
As soon as we were seated we were given water and champagne.
Our waitress was very friendly and even offered to take our picture before we left.
Favorite Dish: I always head for the breakfast station and have a made to order omlette.
Then I check out the dessert table.
That day I found a dessert with blueberries that was delicious.
Except for one restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this is a Texas Steakhouse Chain, headquartered in the Dallas area.
Favorite Dish: THe website says:
"The virtues of the Old West live on at Texas Land & Cattle. Here, in a setting of casual elegance, you're welcome to sit down with friends and enjoy USDA choice steaks, chicken, ribs and seafood, all grilled to perfection over a mesquite fire.
"Try our Signature Smoked Sirloin, thick, hand-cut slices of pepper-smoked aged choice sirloin, slow cooked to perfection for authentic Texas flavor. Add a Trail Boss Margarita, some Texas Onion Strings and a huge baked sweet potato to complete a true Texas meal."
I loved the pecan ice cream ball.
This restaurant is Texas based although it has now expanded to New Mexico. The company took over from he famous Night Hawk restaurant in Austin who created an authentic Texas ranch house setting with large fireplaces, booths, and large portions. They had been in operation for 70 years. The Texas Land & Cattle has since expanded to seventeen locations.
Their Signature menu items include: "Texas Land & Cattle Steak House’s Pepper-Smoked Sirloin, specially seasoned, slow-cooked and sliced to order in 10-ounce and 16-ounce portions; The Trail Boss Margarita, a 16-ounce frozen Margarita made with Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila and a special lime mixture; and Branding Iron Margaritas, hand-shaken sipping margaritas, featuring a choice of top-shelf tequilas."
This place serves some of the finest cajun cuisine in Texas. The decor was fine as was the service. I would definitely stop here again.
Favorite Dish: Al-T's Seafood Platter has fish, crab, shrimp, and even froglegs, along with red beans and sausage, crawfish etouffe, and a side of jumbalaya. It is all very, very good. Bring your appetite.
This is a place to go for good home cooking. The decor is nostalgic with ads and photos from the road dating to the 50s and 60s and ites you might have seen in Grandma's kitchen. The staff was very friendly and the food was really tasty. Next time I am in Van Horn, I will stop here again, unless I am seeking a new place to write up for my fellow VTers. They specialize in Mexican Food but have a variety of American dishes too.
Favorite Dish: I had a very tasty fish dish. Portions were only average but prep was great.
Carmona's consistantly wins awards in the Terrell area for the best Mexican Food. The decor is nice and the menu varied. They even have items for vegetarians. Service was friendly and professional.
Favorite Dish: Try the Spinach Enchiladas, very tasty and healthy too.
In the ghost town of Terlingua, there are not a lot of choices for restaurants. I opted for the Ghost Town Cafe. It looked pretty good from the outside and had an interesting small town feel. The food was kinda average as was the service. Opens for breakfast at 6 AM.
Favorite Dish: The Ham Steak was okay.
While driving down US Highway 90 through West Texas, I decided to stop for dinner in Alpine. I saw a sign for the Edelweiss Restaurant & Brewery. Since I am a fan of German Cuisine I stopped here. The decor was very nice with a distinct German flavor and a touch of Christmas since it was in december. The menu was pretty varied and I opted for the Chicken in Plum Sauce. It was excellent. The portions could have been bigger but the food tasted great. My waitress was dressed in a white shirt and black pants. She was friendly and very efficient. Price was a little higher than average but was worth it. They also had a variety of local brews including one called Alpine Blonde which reminded me of. . . well never mind.
Favorite Dish: The Chicken in Plum Sauce was excellent
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