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Old 05-22-2013, 03:56 PM   #21
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Solid suggestion. I always forget about El Arroyo.

my wife doesnt, she loves eating there. I like it, but it isnt my favorite. They have cold beer and good tortillas.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:09 PM   #22
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my wife doesnt, she loves eating there. I like it, but it isnt my favorite. They have cold beer and good tortillas.
There used to be a place on Broad across from the Dairy Queen called Taco Grill. We really miss it. Tiny mom and pop joint and the food was incredible.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:09 PM   #23
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El Arroyo is very plain. Reminds me of El Chico or Don Pablos. Nothing to get excited over. I remember the old Chuy's on Cooper being decent back in the day, but the new one in The Highlands is awful. The salsa is like pico de gallo. Wtf? Rinds me of NYC - that's what you get when you order salsa up there. To each his own, I guess. I like my salsa saucy and with some kick to it.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:15 PM   #24
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For decent Mexican and good entertainment it's hard to beat El Arroyo on Cooper. Slip across the street to WOB after for a few microbrews. Marianos is pretty good, but Chuys has the best salsa. Catfish Sam's off division has some good catfish. Davids bbq in Pantego is really good and while it's just a little further, Off the Bone BBQ is great! Just take the Mansfield Hwy exit off 20 and turn right. Cant miss it on you left.
Off the bone is awesome, best ribs I have had at a restaurant.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:19 AM   #25
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El Arroyo is very plain. Reminds me of El Chico or Don Pablos. Nothing to get excited over. I remember the old Chuy's on Cooper being decent back in the day, but the new one in The Highlands is awful. The salsa is like pico de gallo. Wtf? Rinds me of NYC - that's what you get when you order salsa up there. To each his own, I guess. I like my salsa saucy and with some kick to it.
I grew up on South Padre and ate in Matamoros 2-3 times a week growing up. We would eat a Blanca Whites and Garcias every week. The salsa there is really different from what we get here. Just across the border in Brownsville it was just like they have at Chuys. Not that red picante sauce looking salsa, but the real deal chopped tomatoes, cilantro, white onion, garlic, and serrano peppers. That's why I wont eat at El Fenix, Mexican Inn, On the Border, or chilis. Got that stewed red Pace looking crap.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:02 AM   #26
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I grew up on South Padre and ate in Matamoros 2-3 times a week growing up. We would eat a Blanca Whites and Garcias every week. The salsa there is really different from what we get here. Just across the border in Brownsville it was just like they have at Chuys. Not that red picante sauce looking salsa, but the real deal chopped tomatoes, cilantro, white onion, garlic, and serrano peppers. That's why I wont eat at El Fenix, Mexican Inn, On the Border, or chilis. Got that stewed red Pace looking crap.
I dig El Fenix salsa, but none of the others you named. I like fresh stuff, and chunky salsa, too. And heck, I like pico de gallo, but not as a dip with chips. It's gotta have some "juice" to it.
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I dig El Fenix salsa, but none of the others you named. I like fresh stuff, and chunky salsa, too. And heck, I like pico de gallo, but not as a dip with chips. It's gotta have some "juice" to it.
Im not a huge fan on thier salsa, or thier caso, but mixing the two together makes a pretty good chip dip.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:39 PM   #28
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Sucks indeed. All he had to do was the right thing. All they had to do was specifically address the concern and let me know that they had identified the manager on duty that night and explained to him that was not the way to handle the situation and their customer service is better than what he displayed. Very simple.
Dang, that really does suck. It's been a couple of months since we have gone there but the last time we went was the best experience we have had there. We had an experienced server that was being followed by a new girl. Very personable, generous, gave us an extra card punch and a coupon for a free app for next time. We ended up bs'ing with them for a good 30 minutes after paying the check.

Sucks to hear man, maybe it was just one of those off times. I hope we don't experience the same as you, next time we go.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:40 PM   #29
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As for the OP.. You aren't limiting yourself to Arlington for all of this, right? There have been a number of good suggestions already, so I don't have much to add otherwise.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:07 PM   #30
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As for the OP.. You aren't limiting yourself to Arlington for all of this, right? There have been a number of good suggestions already, so I don't have much to add otherwise.
Not just Arlington, close by would be good.
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