September 16th — Mexico’s Independence Day — is a date of great celebration for the Mexican side of our family. It’s a day where tens of thousands of people gather at El Zocalo (the main plaza in Mexico City) to hear the president ring the church bell and give el Grito (the war cry). It’s a day where throughout the world the Mexican people gather and celebrate their independence with songs, parties and food.
Here in Addison, we have some great Mexican food, and we want to give you the rundown on where to go and what to order as we celebrate Mexican Independence Day.
Fresh off their 2016 Readers’ Choice Award win for Favorite Margarita and Favorite Mexican Restaurant, La Comida is a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy some delicious Tex-Mex. From the shrimp ceviche to the beef con poblanos y tocino (beef sliced & sautéed with poblano pepper strips & bacon topped with melted cheese), the food is top notch.
You can’t truly celebrate Mexico without delicious street tacos, and La Ventana is the place to go for street tacos in Addison. They have it all: barbacoa, shrimp, Lengua, steak, al pastor and carnitas. You simply cannot make a bad choice here! The tortillas are made fresh every day and with their happy hour from 2-6 p.m., you are assured to have a deliciously good time.
For authentic Mexican food, you have to check out Cinco Tacos. The food is about as authentic as it gets. Try the Molcajete style “Arrachera”: grilled fajita filled with guacamole, grated cheese, ranchero molcajete sauce, white rice and beans.
Chuy’s has one of the best patios in Addison, and it’s a great place to hang out and enjoy their fantastic happy hour, which includes a free fully-loaded nacho car and specials on margaritas. Their homemade tortillas could be and should be a meal all by themselves, and the portions are enough to feed you for days. My favorite is the Comida Deluxe — cheese Tex-Mex enchiladas, chicken flautas, a seasoned ground sirloin crispy taco, guacamole and homemade tostada chips dipped in chile con queso. Yeah, it’s everything you need all in one plate!
Did we miss your favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurant? Share with us which place is your favorite in the comments section below.