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Forget burritos — try this chicken soup

Well into her 30s with two kids and a husband, Azminda was still being ribbed by her father for being a bad cook.
East Mex
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  April 06, 2012
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Review: El Tapatio

Although El Tapatio is a full-fledged Mexican restaurant, with distinct Tex-Mex and Cal-Mex accents, it has certainly adapted to one Rhode Island tradition: bountiful portions.
Transported to the border
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 06, 2012
Southwestern lunch food at Bella Drew's

Review: Bella Drew's

Bella Drew's, a new luncheonette, serves what it calls Southwestern-style cuisine, a regionalism expressed mostly by liberal applications of avocado.
Mix-and-match Southwestern for the Financial District crowd  
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  July 01, 2011

Review: Trini's Tacos

Tucked into an L-shaped strip mall on Post Road, where one of the few remaining Newport Creamerys is the anchor and various eateries have come and gone, is Trini's Tacos.
Simple pleasures, Tex-Mex style
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  June 17, 2011
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Review: Cactus Grille

Longevity for a non-ethnic Mexican restaurant around here sometimes has less to do with quality than with the Americanization of tastes.
Mexican with an American accent
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 25, 2011
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Review: Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar

Shooting for sexy, and serving up solid Tex-Mex
Shooting for sexy, and serving up solid Tex-Mex
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 11, 2011


Review: Bluebird Café

How easy it is to take your favorite local places for granted. The Bluebird Café is my regular weekly lunch spot and a shortlist contender for taking out-of-town guests to breakfast, but I've shamefully neglected its once-a-week dinners.
From bacon and eggs to fried catfish
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 14, 2011

Manuel at Fajita Grill, December 8

It was a cold, blustery trip to Westbrook, and we were to be rewarded by hot Tex-Mex fare and margaritas. We arrived at Fajita Grill for a friend's birthday party and were immediately greeted by a six-foot Christmas tree and the warm sound of "Feliz Nav
Music seen
By AMANDA PLEAU  |  December 17, 2010

Señor Flaco's

It's good to see a restaurant with a sense of humor. As well as serving good Tex-Mex chow.
Tacos and more, with a smile
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 12, 2009

Review: Señor Flaco’s

It's good to see a restaurant with a sense of humor. As well as serving good Tex-Mex chow, Señor Flaco's offers up a good dose of levity.
Tacos and more, with a smile
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 25, 2009
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On the cheap: T-Rex Taqueria

In restaurants, as in life, timing is everything.
Indie fresh Mex and Tex-Mex that suits the tenor of the times
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 10, 2008