If you live for great Mexican cooking, you'll love this: Regino Rojas, owner of Fort Worth's Revolver Taco Lounge, has a new restaurant: Campestre Chulavista. He's hoping to have a soft opening Sunday.
His inspiration is "restaurantes caseros." These are restaurants in rural Mexico, Rojas explains, that are "more like someone's house that opens on weekends to sell food. It can be a small house in the middle of nowhere," he adds, "where only the locals of that comunity will know about it. We are digging in to that gap in Mexican cuisine and bringing traditional receipes that even in Mexico are rare hard to find, due to the remote location of these eateries. Campestre Chulavista will be an homage to those rural small community eateries." It's perfect for families and groups, he says.
The menu will change every week, Rojas says, but his mother Juanita's favorites, such as birria, moles and chile en nogada, will be permanently featured. And there will be a taco of the day - led off by a taco de guisado de bistek con papas y crema fresca (beef stew with potatoes and crema fresca) on Sunday.
Sounds like great fun - especially as the weather warms up. "Prometo uno de los mejores patios de Fort Worth," says Rojas. In other words, he promises a great patio. I am so there. More details to come.
Campestre Chulavista, 1950 Menefee Ave., Fort Worth