We hate to repeat ourselves, but we keep coming back to the old Pool family mansion, perched atop a Henderson Highway hill. In a town with a virtual revolving door of both original and franchise eateries, Mundo and Carlos Villapudua’s elegant restaurant remains a mainstay of delicious Latin-inspired dishes. On a bustling Saturday night (for which we were grateful we had made reservations), we relied on our favorite appetizers, like the peppery balsamic-glazed ahi tuna, but we ventured into the unknown with a buttery, perfectly grilled salmon filet with a piquant pepper sauce aside garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. If time and weather allow, take a walk along the restaurant’s grounds; Carlos and Mundo grow their own herbs and veggies and have decorated with creative landscaping and welded sculpture. Keep an eye out for the large Texas-shape (well, sort of) rock.
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Consistently exceptional Latin fare in an elegant thirties-era hilltop mansion.