Drink: Homemade horchata, fortified with lime, almonds, and lots of cinnamon, at Cachito’s, 2119 Harwood Rd., Bedford.
Chips & salsa: Can’t get hotter, fresher chips than at this to tilleria, which also makes its own hot, fresh salsas. La Nueva de Zacatecas,several area locations.
Ceviche: Snappy lime and picante spices make even a chico portion grande at Costa Azul, 1521 N. Main St., FW.
Enchiladas: Everything’s better with Juanes Taqueria’s rich, sweet, nutty molé poblano sauce on it. 3401 Altamesa Blvd., FW.
Tamales: For the fearless diner, huitlacoche (corn smut) tamales at Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana, 3405 W. 7th St., FW.
Tacos: Start with a three-pack of the ultra-tender, lightly spicy pollo guisado, then cruise the rest of the menu at Benito’s, 3708 Decatur Av., Ste B, FW.
Flan: You’ve never had it creamier than at Cuco’s Sandwich Shop, 6650 Glenview Dr., North Richland Hills.