Tex-Mex Dinosaur quandry: Pinko no more, well just un poquito
With all the eater-drinker-and-gauker-oriented entrepreneurial bustle around it (grass-fed burgers to elevate the gourmet standards on the other side of the drive-thru; a new noshing bistro tucked into the servant's quarter's of the corner bank; a live non-sushi raw food lab with spectator gallery on the bend; not to mention the mood-lifting vistas of the scenic twins across the Algerian Way), the heirs of the Original Taco Cabana must have thunk we gotta do something original too: Out goes the dirty off-rosy pink look....well not entirely. Can't really ditch what made the original Taco Cabana -- well -- original. At least Mama Ninfas is not around to offer her opinion on what an authentic Tex-Mex joint is supposed to look like, -- or an updated pan-Latin fusion version thereof. And look what happened to her haunt up at the corner at Richmond: Maggie Rita on the eviction docket.
|At least the lamp post provides visual appeal|
|Caco Cabana water fountain on patio after the "face lift"|
|The Original Taco Cabana after the make-over|
|Taco Cabana in its Upper Kirby neighborhood - picture of patio Tex-Mex before repaint job|