Hands down, my favorite Tex-Mex restaurant. If I do want to be good, or I don’t want to be good, Escalante’s has it all!
Remember! What ever restaurant you go into, you want to look at the menu for your Meat, Vegetables and Healthy Fat Options(HFO). The cleaner your food the better…no sauces, no fried.
Lets dig in.
Entremes/Appetizers: The Escaviche, and thats really all I have to say about that! The Table side Guacamole will be a great accompaniment to any of your meals(your HFO). And it goes with out saying, I hope, that you do a big smack down to the basket of chips that will come your way.
Sopas y Ensaladas: Great selection here, with out drawing to much attention to yourself. The only “No’s” are Roasted Corn Bisque, Ensalada Cabo and Kopi’s Greek. All others, NO Cheese, No Dressing, No Tortilla Strips.
How to Jazz up your salad? Lots of Fresh Limes and/or EVOO(HFO). Fresh Salsa and Guacamole(HFO). Vinegar and EVOO(HFO). Don’t be fooled by “homemade” or “fresh-made” dressings.
Especiales de la casa: I’m going to give 1-6 the thumbs up. BUT, the best meal on the menu is the Fajitas Relleno! Order NO cheese in the chile and NO queso on top and 1-2 sides of grilled vegetables…Heaven! Without all that cheese it is still so good. People will ask what I’m eating, and order it, too!
Sorry, No Platos Tex-Mex Section, No Platos Combinados section, and Double “Hells No!“ to the Sunday Brunch!
The Escalantes in Highland Village is very accommodating! Feel comfortable asking for what you want and how you want it. Every thing is fresh and they will happily pick out what you don’t want. If you cant help yourself with some of these yummy dishes, Please, Please, Please sub the Grilled Veggies for the beans and rice, you will not be disappointed.
As far as it goes with the booze,…NO Booze. But, as far as which are the better drink options, a drink is a drink, enjoy it for what it is. I always have club soda at the ready to pace myself if drinks are part of the plan.
Can’t say enough about the great service, especially in the bar. The bar tenders know the menu inside and out and are VERY accommodating…. Or maybe, they just see me coming and go, “here we go..” :}