by Alex Gonzalez
Located clandestine above a furniture shop, El Vecino is Knox Henderson’s hidden Mexican treasure. El Vecino offers a menu of delicious Tex Mex in a festive environment bedecked with vibrant Latin art. “El Vecino” literally translates to “the neighbor,” and with their restaurant, John Michael & Kim McBride have created a welcoming environment, designed for each guest to feel like a “neighbor” of a family of foodies.
A good neighbor never hosts a party without cocktails and El Vecino’s brunch menu is stacked with an arrangement of signature beverages. Light options include the white sangria, which is a white wine beverage infused with pear. Another option is the frutas frisada, frozen margaritas which can be ordered in mango or strawberry flavor, or as a swirl. The frutas frisada is light on booze and tastes like a sweet smoothie. If you want to step things up a bit, The El V is a stronger cocktail comprised of Blue Nectar Silver Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and blood orange.
Although Mexican restaurants aren’t scarce in Dallas, it’s hard to find one that serves great chorizo. El Vecino, however, is one of the few that gets it right. Their chorizo, egg and cheese brunch tacos are packed with spice, heat and flavor. The chorizo itself is cooked to just the right consistency and the eggs are fluffy, warm and pillowy.
If you love good, authentic Mexican food and drinks that won’t make you feel like you got hit by a truck, a brunch date at El Vecino is a must. Without a doubt, El Vecino offers the best Tex Mex food in Knox Henderson.