A couple pursuing their dream at a Tex-Mex restaurant in downtown Garland

A Tex-Mex restaurant in Garland that was on the market has new owners dedicated to keeping it alive. Dos Banderas He’s been serving enchiladas, fajitas, and other classics in the downtown Garland area at 614 Main St. For 17 years, it’s now under the direction of Matt Archer and Amber Kubacak, who plan to retain its original spirit but with a few refreshing updates.

The restaurant has been a Garland staple with dependable Tex-Mex, good prices, daily specials, and attentive service.

The menu includes an array of quesadillas including mushrooms and spinach, as well as flautas, stuffed jalapenos, and five types of nachos.

“We’ve had regular employees who’ve been coming to the restaurant for 17 years,” Amber says. “We have people telling us ‘Don’t change the food,’ but we have the same amount of saying that the change is overdue and that they are ready for something new. We try to be diligent about satisfying all of our customers.”

An easy way to alternate a few changes in their menu specials, with dishes like the chorizo ​​burger, a 1/3 pound patty with chorizo ​​and beef, cooked with onions and jalapenos and topped with both cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and mayonnaise on a toast, plus To the seasoned fried potatoes.

“We really do beef up the food and make it heavier on the tex side,” she says.

This includes the addition of smoked meats, which appears in dishes such as the brisket relleno, stuffed with brisket and jack cheese, and served with rice, refried beans, and avocado slices; With brisket and eggs, with your choice of ranchero or tomatillo sauce.

“We make Tex-Mex lasagna – different dishes that you don’t usually see in a Tex-Mex restaurant,” she says.

They have some fresh looking salads like the Bandera salad, almost like a loosened cup, with lettuce, diced tomatoes, bacon, chicken, and avocado.

They also serve breakfast, and they open at 8am Monday through Saturday.

In addition to the new dishes, they have upgraded the quality of their existing items such as the margaritas, which are now made with fresh lemon juice instead of blenders. And they’ve made some big improvements to the space, including new paint, a new floor, and new lighting – perfectly in line with the much-anticipated revitalization of downtown Garland, designed to bring new energy to downtown, which began in December 2021.

“We want to go one step further and be part of the newly renovated arena,” Amber says.

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