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Eats Beat: Trevino’s — new name, old flavors coming to the Cultural District

Posted 12:00am on Thursday, May. 02, 2013

The Trevinos might not have a familiar local restaurant name.

But Louis Trevino’s old restaurant is definitely familiar: Dallas’ old Casa Dominguez.

Trevino, an Austin native and former Casa Dominguez partner, will open the new Trevino’s Comida Mexicana in mid-May in the Fort Worth Cultural District.

It’s the newest location for Trevino and his wife, Bertha, who are expanding west after 40 years in Dallas and at the first Trevino’s in Rockwall.

“Our son kept saying, ‘You need to come to Fort Worth, you need to come to Fort Worth,’” Bertha Trevino said.

The tiny restaurant on Montgomery Street is in a former office and dental lab. It’ll actually seat more diners on the patio than inside, she said.

As the closest restaurant to the Will Rogers Memorial Center, it will probably be full during events.

“This is exactly what we wanted — something small and comfortable,” Bertha Trevino said.

She plans to open Una Flor, an upscale resale shop, next door.

Trevino’s will open for lunch, dinner and breakfast weekends. The basic fajitas-and-enchiladas menu “still has a lot of the flavor of what Pete [Dominguez] had years ago,” she said.

Dominguez’s restaurants became favorites of Texas Longhorns fans. Louis Trevino is from Austin and first worked in El Patio, a legendary Tex-Mex hole-in-the-wall near the university.

Trevino’s is at 1812 Montgomery St., near the Montgomery Street Cafe; trevinosftworth.com.

$2 tacos on Crockett Street

Tex-Mex food has its own holiday.

Not just Cinco de Mayo. Now there’s Taco Tuesday.

Chain restaurants first promoted the idea of taco specials on Tuesdays, but Hacienda San Miguel restaurant is joining in.

Every Tuesday, San Miguel serves chef Hugo Galvan’s $2 “street tacos” of brisket, chicken, tilapia or pork al pastor with grilled pineapple relish.

San Miguel is also working up a new tapas menu with blue crab empanadas, chipotle meatballs and salmon skewers.

It’s open daily for lunch and dinner in the West 7th shops at 2948 Crockett St., Fort Worth; 817-386-9923, hsmw7.com.

A finer Cinco

The fine-dining Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana joins in the Cinco fun with with an agave-glazed duck breast special and tres leches creme brulée Friday and Saturday; $45, 3405 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth; 817-850-9996, lannyskitchen.com.

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