Primo’s MX Kitchen & Lounge
In the late eighties, in the newly christened Uptown, Primo’s late-night patio was where chefs liked to hang out after-hours. Now, after a six-year hiatus, it’s back in the same McKinney Avenue spot with the same late hours and attractive street-side patio. A contemporary design with plenty of seating choices, a long bar, four big flat-screens, Spanish-language pop music, and a kitchen behind glass all give the spacious interior a sleek update. The huge menu now features updated items, such as ceviche, as well as old favorites like combo Tex-Mex plates big enough to share. We liked the avocado halves stuffed with jumbo lump crab and the bacon-wrapped seedless jalapeños, both served in generous portions. The house salsa, made with roasted tomatoes, was smooth, subtle, and delicious. Desserts include tres leches cake, chocolate flan, crème brûlée churros, and pineapple upside-down cake.