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[DFW] Arlington Area Gems

captainshen | Aug 16, 2008 01:53 PM

A question:
(So this thread won't totally die) What are YOUR favorite Arlington dives?

A conundrum: I've lived here in Arlington all of my life. I have pretty much eaten everything there is to eat here-- or SO I THINK!
I'm looking for a place to go to with my dad. My dad... is a creature of habit, and the kind of person who will surprise you with a special dinner at... Taco Bueno. I love him quite a lot, but obviously he needs... culinary help. Heres the kicker: he will not go if it is too far or too pricey. So, while I've gotten him out to LOVELY little local gems (such as Don Julios* and Steve's Garden Grill in Mansfield, and Fishbone Grill in Arl) I'm looking for something DIFFERENT. He lives right by Mercado Juarez on I-20 and Matlock, and among that, his usual favorites are: Candlelight Inn, Campo Verde, Joe Ed's Bomber, and (haha) Taco Cabana. Theres always the chains, but who wants those?
I routinely drive to Denton, Fort Worth, HEB, Carrollton, Addison, and Dallas to eat... so it's a little hard to think locally (when I consider NRH close).
My mom is an adventurous lady from Hawaii, so no probs there-- but she also can't think of a different place to take dad to.
So, anyone up for the challenge?

*please, go here. Their shredded chicken is so amazing. I get the chicken tostada and ask for sliced avocados, but my best friend gets the golfos and they are incredible too.

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