Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage
The kind of nachos-and-margaritas place we all want in our neighborhood, this Oak Forest hot spot makes every day a fiesta. Formerly of muy popular Cyclone Anaya’s, the Valencia family knows Tex-Mex. Order this to go: the brisket enchiladas: red corn tortillas loaded with shredded brisket and generously topped with chile sauce and queso. The grilled fish tacos shine as well, with nicely seasoned fish, chunks of avocado, and spicy coleslaw in soft corn tortillas. Traditional carne guisada is a hearty stew with vegetables and tender chunks of pork and beef. A yummy rendition of pozole is chock-full of spice, pork, and hominy in a spot-on brick-red broth. If you judge your Tex-Mex on the margaritas, chips, and hot sauce, you will not be disappointed. Pro tip: Order online (check out the Fiesta Packs for family meals) and pick up at the bar, which is right inside the door. Double-check your order, as a few items were missing from ours (a quick call made things right; items were refunded, with a promise of free margaritas on our next visit).
Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.