Monday, May 21, 2012
Mexican food review: Joe T. Garcia’s in Fort Worth
Besides the oooh factor of going to a "famous" landmark, I'm not sure what the big attraction is.
A friend's son is a freshman at TCU and was recently in town for a parent's weekend. She suggested Joe T. Garcia's, since it was a favorite spot when she was in school. I figured the place was kind of a historical landmark, a must-experience at least once. How many restaurants do you know that have remained in business since 1935?
They don't take reservations, and when we arrived there was a huge line for the outdoor patio area. I like Mexican and all, but there's no way I would wait 1.5 hours to eat it. Especially standing in a line. There wasn't even a bar to wait in. So we ate indoors. I did take a walk outside and it was lovely, with lights and fountains.
I quit taking pictures of the food, since I realized that all Mexican food looks the same when photographed. Kind of like brown and red blobs. The menu was pretty limited -- enchiladas with tacos or fajitas. Period. No other choice. Apparently, this did not deter the mobs waiting to eat.
I have to admit it was a good cheese enchilada and the guac was fresh, but besides the oooh factor of going to a "famous" landmark, I'm not sure what the big attraction is. I'm happy I went. Great company, good food, decent sangria, but I wouldn't willingly go back. Driving an hour to Fort Worth, only to stand in line for an hour, drinkless, is not appealing.
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