The Herrera’s restaurant of my youth seems distant. Long gone is the tiny adobe looking shack on Maple near Oak Lawn across from the Old Parkland Hospital where lines of hungry people sat on their ice chests full of beer waiting for one of the very few tables inside. These folks knew once they made it inside they would be slammed with an aroma of fresh enchiladas. If you were fortunate there would be a woman standing near the doorway stamping out fresh, thick tortillas, and with little coaxing she might hand you one with an adoring grin.
Today we learn that the new era of Herrera’s will open in Mockingbird Station, called Café Herrera. Café Herrera will open for dinner on Friday, Feb. 1 from 4 to 10 p.m. and the bar will stay open until midnight. The new menu will feature classic Tex-Mex family recipes, such as slow-cooked meats and sizzling fajitas, as well as a comprehensive tequila list and flights.
Brunch will be served Saturday and Sundays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. They’ll be serving their Tex-Mex creations such as carne asada and eggs and huevos rancheros, plus specialty brunch cocktails, hand-muddled fresh Sangria and bottomless mimosas.
Look for Café Herrera at 5319 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 110.