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Good News for all of you ex-Californians looking for good Mexican food in the DFW metroplex!

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Good News for all of you ex-Californians looking for good Mexican food in the DFW metroplex!

Caroline1 | Jul 1, 2010 11:27 PM

Knock on wood that it holds true when anyone else goes there, but for all of us California ex-pats who have been bemoaning the sorry state (in OUR opinions) of Mexican food in the DFW area, today I had Tino's Too (Avenue K, Plano location) cheese chile rellenos for lunch and I am now one very happy ex-Californian camper! In fact, I had two! I am delighted to report they were made with Anaheim/Ortega/Hatch chiles instead of poblanos, which means the heat was uniform in both chiles. They use a lovely very Mexican (non-Tex/Mex) blend of spices in their relleno batter, ANNNDDD... They do NOT top the rellenos with chile con carne, as I have been served in so many other local eateries. They were topped with a delicious made-from-scratch tomato sauce that I have always called a "Mexican salsa Espagnol." I can't say the refried beans or rice were anything to write home about, but the chile rellenos were a joy to my tongue and a balm for my soul! The cheese enchilada was good "for Dallas," but the first bite of the rellenos was like shifting my taste buds into hyper-drive. Nothing else could compare. Except maybe their really fresh and not tongue numbing (to me) salsa, which was quite a refreshing and lovely surprise. I HATE it when I'm served chips and salsa and it numbs my mouth so I cant taste the meal!

Here's an AllMenu's version of their current menu, except the prices are now just a tad more, like forty cents or so.
http://www.allmenus.com/tx/plano/4259...

Here's hoping their food is consistent, because today was my first experience with them and I would hate to have anyone disappointed! I'll cross my fingers. They do have another location, but I can't vouch for it. Same name, different location or cook doesn't always work. So here's hoping this works for you!

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