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.

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Everything’s better with Juanes Taqueria’s rich, sweet, nutty molé poblano sauce on it. 3401 Altamesa Blvd., FW.

For the fearless diner, huitlacoche (corn smut) tamales at Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana, 3405 W. 7th St., FW.

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.


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