Well it wasn't so bad. Too many in the group wanted to avoid strange food. Went to Iron Cactus, part of an Austin chain that's opened a Dallas location downtoan on Main St just west of Akard.
On the positive side, anything that livens up a downtown area is a good thing.
Nothing wrong with the food, just not a Chowhound place. In case you were wondering about its distinction, here's the accolade from its web site:
"Named one of the top ten tequila bars in the country, we feature over 80 selections of tequila from Mexico and specialize in a variety of margaritas and ..."
Am back in Houston now and have gone straight to Chinatown for a satisfying meal.