Named for the late daughter of Joe T. Garcia, this sibling restaurant to the renowned patio palace of Tex-Mex dining offers lots of the usual suspects, as well as dishes straight from the family’s original home, in Michoacán. The Near Southside location offers dinner service, while the Northside store is the breakfast and lunch go-to. True to good home cooking, it’s more about comfort than style. Order this to go: Among dishes that travel well, the freshly made soups never fail to warm from the inside out, with caldo de res featuring a massive beef shank surrounded by carrots, potatoes, chayote squash, zucchini, cabbage, and corn on the cob—a substantial meal with fluffy rice and fresh tortillas on the side. We swoon over the dish of tender pork tips slathered with velvety chile rojo, another filling option with sides of rice and creamy frijoles. A breakfast-for-dinner option is an order of migas: corn tortillas fried with eggs and salsa verde, with shredded chicken and melted white cheese on top. Pro tip: It’s crowded at peak dining hours, so plan accordingly, as you have to go inside to pick up your order.
Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.
City: Fort Worth