Spice It Up!Feb 01, 2019 ● By Christine Perrenot
After the closing of Frisco’s beloved Mattito’s Tex-Mex restaurant in Frisco Square in 2018, the restaurant space on this iconic corner of the city has since been taken over by Chito’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant. Thankfully, the location will continue to be inhabited by a dining destination serving up authentic and delicious Mexican food so Frisco residents can still get their queso or taco fix when needed!
One cold, rainy night at the beginning of the year, I met with a couple of my friends to try some of the excellent food at Chito’s that I had been hearing about. After moving from Plano and opening the Frisco location, there has been a lot of buzz about everything being cooked up in the Chito’s kitchen!
Upon our arrival at the restaurant, we put our name on the wait list and it was only a few short minutes before we were escorted to a booth toward the back of the restaurant, right next to the bar. Upbeat music played in the background while families and friends throughout the spacious setting enjoyed conversation and great food.
Our waitress promptly brought over a large bowl of light, crispy chips and saucers of salsa (which was very spicy and had a smoky flavor), and we ordered drinks while we started to look through the menu. At the time I went to have dinner at Chito’s, the restaurant did not have their liquor license yet, so Diet Cokes and iced teas were enjoyed by all (but I am looking forward to trying one of their famous margaritas soon)! Their usual drink menu includes libations like bottled and draft beer, wine, margaritas and specialty drinks like micheladas and the Café Mexicano.
Our group was starving, so we wasted no time ordering something to eat. For our appetizers, we ordered a plate of nachos and chips and queso. We decided to go all out and get the Queso Fundido, which is mozzarella cheese topped with chorizo. It was so warm, creamy and flavorful. Our Fajita Nachos were a combination of chicken and beef. Everything on the table went quickly!
The menu at Chito’s features some all-time favorites found at Mexican food restaurants, including a section for Soups and Salads, Mom’s Recipes (with items like mole, carnitas and asado de Puerco), Traditional Mexican Dishes (like flautas, burritos and enchiladas), Seafood, Parrilla and Desserts. There is also a kids’ menu for youngsters 12 and under (offering things like tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas).
After carefully looking everything over on the menu, I was immediately tempted by the chimichanga and ordered it filled with ground beef, topped with queso and served with a side of refried beans and rice. Let me just say, there was no shortage of cheese on this menu item and I was not disappointed by that! The chimichanga was fried to perfection and I made sure each bite had sour cream and guacamole to accompany it.
Brittany ordered the steak quesadillas, which were covered in cilantro and served with sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole. The plate was presented very well. It was colorful and offered a delicious blend of flavors! Every time she pulled a quesadilla from the plate, the cheese stretched for days, which looked so scrumptious. The steak was tender and well-seasoned.
Hayden ordered the fish tacos, which are made with corn tortillas stuffed full of a generous serving of grilled fish, avocado, pico de gallo and cabbage slaw, topped with a special sauce. This plate came with a generous serving of white rice. With only one glance at his plate, I decided I would be trying this dish on my next visit!
After we finished our meals, it was hard to believe we could even think about ordering more food. But, we decided we would be able to manage a few more bites. After all, doesn’t it seem like there is always room for something sweet? So, for dessert, we had to go with a staple and ordered the churros. They were fried to perfection and were so fluffy. The dough was fresh and the sugar and cinnamon coating tasted so sweet. We also caved and ordered fried ice cream (one of the best desserts I have ever had), which was unbelievably good, even with the weather being as cold as it was. It is never too cold for ice cream!
With its convenient location and delicious food options, Chito’s serves as a great destination for Frisco families and anyone traveling through or looking for a great place to eat after an FC Dallas game at Toyota Stadium. With a great family atmosphere and an outdoor patio that will be awesome this spring, you may just find your new favorite hangout.
Chito’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant is located at 6129 Main Street in Frisco Square. The dining destination is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 469.980.7056 or visit chitosmexicanrestaurant.com to learn more about the menu or the new location. Buen provecho!
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