Though Mexican beach flavors are definitely detected here, this coastal-cool jewel overlooking the Trinity River imports ideas for casual seaside eats from as far away as La Jolla and Rio. Rock shrimp, crispy in a masa jacket, combine beautifully with rémoulade sauce and a lemony parsley slaw inside a delicate corn tortilla, while cauliflower florets in almond romesco, wrapped in a Bibb lettuce leaf, prove there’s something special at work in the kitchen. Diced whitefish and avocado in citrus with sweet red onion slices, yellow pepper strips, and hints of cayenne add up to an addictive ceviche; an arugula–cherry tomato salad, tossed with roasted corn and spicy pepitas, plays the perfect companion. We like meaty choices too, including the pulled pork tossed in tango mojo with fresh julienned veggies atop and brown rice below. An agua fresca is always the ideal mocktail, but the best sangria in town is this bar’s version combining red wine with chile vodka, ginger, and peach nectar.
City: Fort Worth
Cuisine: Latin American