I admit it.
I’ve been holding out on you. But, the guilt has completely overwhelmed me; so, now I must share… one word… Tupy’s.
For something like a million years, Tupinamba has been a staple of Dallas Mexican cuisine, and up until about 2010, north of the loop was destitute, lacking the love that only comes from a Tupy’s Taco Patron. Then, The Shops at Starwood in Frisco, off of Dallas North Tollway and Lebanon, brought happiness to the masses, and after hogging it to myself over these last few months, I’ve decided to come clean and share the love.I’m not afraid to say that I’ve pretty much worked my way through a majority of their menu at this point, and I have some personal favorites to share with you. Number one on the “I’m so hankerin’ for this, I need to have it” list is Tortilla Soup. I know… sounds wimpy. But, in the great words of Nacho Libre, “It’s tha’ Beeeeest.”
With allergy season blasting through the area, it was both a relief and a healing potion on several occasions these last few weeks. I have been so protective of this place and the gold within its doors that I even kept the soup top secret from my husband until he started to get the sniffles the other day. I knew exactly what to do… Tupy’s.
Similar to some other moments throughout my blog where I have become so entranced with the food I’m consuming that I forget to take photos, being dependent upon description, I have done the same here. The warm savory broth is loaded with huge pieces of tender chicken, creamy avocado medallions and crispy thin tortilla strips, and it’s all pulled together with pockets of heavenly melted cheese, draping over the spoon during every bite.
I did, however, get an authentic moment after my husband tried the Tortilla Soup for the first time. I believe the phrase is “a picture tells a thousand words.”
What I did not forget to take is a picture of their deliciously sinful and precisely seasoned Tacos Patron that I have deemed Numero Dos on the “I’m so hankerin’ for this” list.
These tacos are served with your choice of flour or corn tortillas (my fav is always corn), slices of fresh avocado, pico de gallo, rice (what I like to refer to as “Grandma’s Rice” – so perfectly fluffy) and borracho beans (drunken beans made with beer). The star of this dish is ribeye meat that is thinly sliced and has been marinated in a secret concoction of spices then grilled to perfection.
They are a must eat and a definite OMG! LOVE!
After the soup, my husband tried a combination plate that included one green chile chicken enchilada and a beef sour cream enchilada. All of the ingredients are made fresh daily at Tupy’s, and boy, can you taste it in their food. The chicken is succulent, pulled off the bone, shredded and lovingly placed in a warm corn tortilla and blanketed with a homemade green chile salsa that is roll-your-eyes-back-in-your-head good. The beef is perfectly seasoned and smothered in a velvety, creamy sour cream and cheese sauce that just creates happiness and zen-like feelings of comfort.
Other favorites not pictured today are their Chicken and Cheese Chile Rellenos… oh. my. word. That’s all I’m going to say. You need to try this out for yourself, and I promise you will not be disappointed. Oh, and two more things… they have a “special sauce” that only their frequent patrons receive upon request. It’s a warm salsa that is a killer addition to the Tacos Patron or in combination with their Chile Queso con Carne, but you have to ask for it by name. Also, their service is excellent. The servers are always at the ready and willing to assist you with any questions. You cannot go wrong at Tupy’s.
Thank you to my friend, Denise, for contributing to the delinquency of a foodie when you chose to introduce me to Tupy’s, and please forgive me for hogging it after you so generously shared your favorite Mexican hot spot. Everyone should be privy to places like Tupy’s.