365 Restaurants, 2 Kids, 1 Giant Fiasco
The pickings are getting pretty slim in Plano for quick Tex Mex. So, we add to venture to neighboring Richardson for dinner tonight. I have heard some good things about Dos Charros, so we thought we’d give it a shot. It was that restaurant or Amigos, but since we did not ever seen Amigos, Dos Charros easily won out. We walked in and were seated right away.
Mina and Benji sat together on one side of the booth while Ogre and I sat on the other. This is never really a good idea, but the restaurant seemed pretty laid back, so we let them. As we ordered the drinks, we went ahead and ordered queso since the kids didn’t have any kids activities and we did not bring any.
The queso came out lightning fast; it came out with the drinks, which was great since the kids (and we) dug right in. We ordered dinner and the kids behaved themselves as they were eating their chips and queso.
Our dinner actually came out very quickly rivaling the speed at which El Fenix pumps out the food. We ate dinner. Well, everyone except Benji. He did not want to eat any of his rice and beans and mainly stuck to his chips and queso. I wondered if he ate at Lolo’s before we picked him up.
Mina declared that she needed to go to the restroom. I was able to prevent Benji from following, but he made his way over to my side of the booth. He was very sweet and hugged on me and told me, “I lub you.” When Ogre returned with Mina, Benji crawled out of the booth and as we should have anticipated did not want to get back in his seat. He somehow ended up in the booth behind our table jumping off the seat. This was pretty much our cue to go, so we asked for our check and Ogre paid up fron.
We ordered the queso, which all of us liked. Ogre said that it reminded him of the queso at The Original in Fort Worth. I could not remember that particular queso. Nice and creamy with a hint of tomato flavor I think it was. It was not a chunky queso.
I ordered the beef fajita chalupas and these were just “okay.” I wouldn’t order them again. I thought the chip was too thick and hard…dense, I guess I’d say. The beef was decent, but not awesome. It needed something to make it not taste so dry; I ended up pouring queso all over them and scooping the topping off the chip and eating it with my rice and beans. The rice and beans, by the way, were quite tasty!
Mina had a cheese enchilada with chili con carne and she liked this, eating all of it without prompting or problems.
Service was average today. No big complaints, food came out in at the speed of light!
They have a kids menu, but no kids activities. It’s a casual and laid back restaurant, so overall kid friendly.
Childsplate.com chronicles our journey to find the perfect family restaurant. We are looking for restaurants with excellent food and a great attitude towards kids, even the whiny, cranky ones! We will be headed out to a different restaurant every single day to provide ourselves (and you) with some entertainment and good information about DFW area restaurants. We hope you will visit frequently and use our experiences to create some fun dining experiences of your own! Watch out, DFW, the Phipps family is going out to eat!