The brand new restaurant Ojos Locos Sports Cantina opened this week in the spot previously held by Bennigan's on Technology Boulevard, just off Northwest Hwy and I-35 next to the AMC Grand 24 theater. It's the latest creation form the good people who have given us Twin Peaks, The Ranch at Las Colinas, and Mooyah. I have heard it described as a "Latin Twin Peaks," but I would say it is so much more.
For starters, there are tons of attractive girls working there. And I will say, whoever did the training at Ojos Locos deserves a gold medal (forgive me, I'm still caught up in the Olympic spirit), because our service was stellar. And for a place that had been open just two days, it felt like a well-oiled machine.
There is a huge wall of TVs in the back that projected every sporting event showing that night, including the return of the Dallas Stars and several soccer games. If you're a soccer fan, Ojos Locos will be your nirvana. With FC Dallas season starting soon, and the World Cup taking place this year, the scene at this spot will be electric.
The highlight of our evening occurred when one of the girls used a ladder to climb up inside the bar to retrieve a "Balone" (a tapped micro-keg in the shape of a soccer ball!) As she climbed up the ladder, she received a standing ovation from the crowd around the bar.
As for the food, I had Sweet Honey BBQ boneless wings that were great. The menu includes a wide variety of options from tacos to burgers. Between my buddies and I, we had four different items, and sampled a few adult beverages to not one complaint. And that's quite a testament from a group of guys who go out almost every night and have a tendency to pick places apart!
Ojos Locos (translation: Crazy Eyes) is in its "soft opening" and currently serving dinner. We were told that their grand opening will coincide with the Manny Pacquiao-Joseph Clottey fight at Cowboys Stadium on March 13. I imagine that night at Ojos Locos, it'll be a knockout.
Scale of 1-10: Ojos Locos get a STRONG 8 1/2!
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