Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Mexican food review: Cabo Grande in Fort Worth
Our intrepid Mexican food reviewer finally finds a place that satisfies.
My cousin who lives outside of Fort Worth has been reading my blog. He knows my frustration with eating mediocre Tex-Mex. He suggested this place in downtown, Cabo Grande, voted the city's best Tex-Mex. We started with guac prepared tableside. Whenever possible, this is the way to go. It's always double the price of regular guac, but the freshness factor is worth the extra $$. Perfectly seasoned to enhance the avocado. Not too limey or spicy.
My cousin ordered Brazilian alligator. Last time I ate alligator might have been in the Florida Keys. All I recall is that it tasted like a cross between veal and a belt. This alligator was tender - no it didn't taste like chicken, but it definitely tasted better than a belt.
My son ordered steak fajitas. Many times skirt steak is dried out or chewy, but he said it had nice flavor and was tender. I ordered the grilled fish tacos. Tilapia doesn't have much of a taste, so as long as the fish is fresh, the key to a tasty taco is the sauce. The menu said chipotle sauce, but it resembled more of a thickened sweet soy sauce. I ditched the sauce and put extra lime on my tacos. They were fine, but would have been better with a creamy, cilantro lime sauce with a dash or two of chipotle.
I had a red sangria, which wasn't very good. The wine was a bit sour and the drink lacked overall pizazz. Next I ordered a mojito. I am a mojito snob, and most places do not take the time to make the labor-intensive drink correctly. This mojito was EXCELLENT. The mint was fresh and the drink had a perfect balance of tart and sweetness. Service was efficient and patient, especially with our boisterous crew.
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