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Blue Goose a colorful change of pace

Blue Goose Cantina, located on lower Greenville Avenue, offers a bright twist on Mexican food.

The location provides the possibility of interesting patrons, as well as an easy walking distance to many local bars and clubs.

We have been to Blue Goose a couple of times because it is close to campus and we love Mexican food. It has a very laid back atmosphere where a lot of fun can be had.

The restaurant’s Tex-Mex cuisine is very fresh. As they say, “We start chopping at 7 a.m.”

Blue Goose has great homemade margaritas that make a perfect complement to the delicious food.

When searching for Mexican food in Dallas, you have a lot of choices, and although this may not be our favorite, it is high on our list. It is definitely a nice change of scenery and a new place to try.

The restaurant has two patio areas that overlook Greenville Avenue, so it is a nice place to relax, experience the beautiful fall weather and enjoy a front row seat to the lower Greenville procession. The only downside to sitting out on the patio is the number of pigeons that congregate around the area.

While you are looking over the menu, enjoy complimentary homemade chips and salsa. The salsa surprisingly has a little bite to it, which was very tasty.

We recommend starting with a margarita and the “goose eggs” appetizer. They are thick, goose egg-shaped morsels of fried jalapeno, chicken and cheese with a guacamole dipping sauce.

Blue Goose’s wait staff was friendly and looked like they were having a good time. They were quick to bring more chips and salsa, and checked back on their tables often.

After the chips and salsa, “goose eggs” and margaritas, we were almost full. All of the entrees are huge portions – the largest we have come across lately. When you’re ordering, keep this in mind because a lot of the entrees could easily be split.

For dinner, we ordered the Topolo Combo with a cheese enchilada and a chicken soft taco. The meal came with large portions of refried beans and rice.

We also ordered the brisket tacos. They consisted of three homemade tortillas filled with tender brisket made fresh daily, onions and fresh cilantro. These were very delicious and a change from the typical taco. It also came with a very large portion of rice and beans.

For dessert, we were told to try the “bunuelo.” We would best describe it as a fried tortilla shell filled with cinnamon ice cream, fresh fruit and mango sauce topped with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon sugar.

If you need a good Mexican restaurant or a place to eat in the Metroplex, Blue Goose Cantina also has locations in Addison and in Plano.

It is also known for its holiday celebrations, which include St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo.

We still hold Mattito’s as one of our favorites, but Blue Goose Cantina is a nice change of scenery and flavor.

So if you want to try a new Tex-Mex location that offers an eccentric lower Greenville Avenue feel, try the outdoor patio of the Blue Goose Cantina.

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