UPDATE: Cafe Herrera is closed for training today, but will reopen Tuesday at 11 a.m.
Legendary Tex-Mex restaurant Herrera's has opened a new, significantly swankier outpost at Mockingbird Station: Cafe Herrera opened its heavy wooden doors on Friday to usher in a new era of combo plates in the space formerly occupied by Margarita Ranch.
The original Herrera's, of course, is on Maple Avenue, where it's stood since 1971, and two related locations do business in the decidedly less trendy areas of Oak Cliff and Love Field. By contrast, the new Cafe Herrera, decked out in cozy, warm decor with plenty of dark wood and iron accents—not to mention an expansive patio, already crowded with patrons on Sunday afternoon—is surrounded by an indie movie theatre and hipster shopping destinations American Apparel and Urban Outfitters, not to mention craft cocktail bar The People's Last Stand and new gastropub Mockingbird Taproom. The food remains mostly the same, though, featuring fajitas, enchiladas, and the plethora of combo plates Herrera's is known for, plus some lighter seafood options and a selection of tequila-based cocktails.
Cafe Herrera is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, plus Saturday and Sunday brunch.
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