If you’ve been following our foodie adventures, you know that we’ve been eating our way across town and through the alphabet from A-Z. Last month, I confessed my love for West Crust pizza, which brought us to letter “X,” a trip to Albarran’s and a departure from alphabetical norm to see if it had the “X-factor” we were looking for.
I grew up in West Texas with a true appreciation of family, Friday night football and really good Tex-Mex. I was pleased to see all of my favorites on the menu like fajitas, chile rellenos, enchiladas and spicy asado, as well as a few less traditional offerings like the chicken fajita pita – grilled chicken strips, bell peppers, onions and shredded cheese, lettuce and tomatoes served on pita bread. We opted for the Nathan’s Chimichanga (see the deliciousness below) and a beef fajita quesadilla because, let’s face it, you can never go wrong with a good quesadilla.
I can’t go any further without talking about the patio at Albarran’s. Lubbock has 263 days of sunshine each year, and I would love to spend each of them dining al fresco on a good patio. Albarran’s patio offers ample seating, strings of lights and plenty of space for live music and a margarita. Which brings me to my next point…
Josh Abbott sings that if you’ve never had a cold Shiner down in Luckenbach, then you ain’t met his Texas yet, but if you’ve never indulged in a frosty marg on a Lubbock patio, then you haven’t met mine, and Albarran’s has a few on their drink menu that are on my must-try list. First in line is their Spicy Watermelon Margarita made with fresh watermelon puree, watermelon pucker, sweet ‘n’ sour, chili powder, fresh lime juice and garnished with a chili-lime rim and a jalapeno slice. If that’s not your style, you certainly can’t go wrong with a Dos’Rita frozen or on the rocks served with your favorite beer.
Albarran’s not only seats two-stories worth of patrons, but it also offers a party room that can be utilized from everything from a business meeting to a private party. Bonus: it comes equipped with a screen and projector.
So should your week be in need of a little spicing up, stop by Albarran’s Mexican Bar & Grill. It may just be the “X-factor” you’re looking for. Happy dining!
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