Foodie Favorites from A to Z – Durango’s Restaurant

Written By Katherine White

September 23, 2013


It’s Alyssa filling in for Holly this week! I had the urge for some great Mexican food and knew just the place to fill my hunger for our Foodie Favorites blog! I ventured out to Durango’s Restaurant (5004 Frankford Ave, Ste.100) and discovered why this place is so popular with Lubbockites. At just 11:30 a.m., the place was packed!

Durango’s Restaurant first opened in January 2002 by a couple who had 25 years of experience in the restaurant business creating authentic Mexican dishes. When the opportunity presented itself to open their own restaurant, they jumped on it. Years later, the restaurant is a huge success and their daughter, Anna, is in the process of taking over the family business.

durangos logo

The best part about the food at Durango’s is that it’s fresh! Everything is homemade from scratch and the family uses recipes passed down from generations. Their day usually starts around 5:30 or 6 a.m. to prepare the food. Beans are started the night before to ensure the perfect taste and texture. Blended with fresh vegetables, their zesty salsa is made twice a day. In fact, there’s an old wives tale that says when salsa is made by  someone who may be having a bad day, the salsa magically becomes spicier than normal. Anna even told me this has happened to her! Spicy or not, it’s delicious!

Getting to know more about the restaurant from Anna.

Getting to know more about the restaurant from Anna.

If you’re a first-timer visiting Durango’s, be sure to order the Chile Rellenos or the Durango’s Special. I got to try a beef Chile relleno and a cheese Chile relleno. Stuffed in an Anaheim pepper with cheese in a fluffy omelet coating, your mouth will be watering for more after just one bite. Simply put, these Chile rellenos are the best I’ve ever tasted!

beef relleno

Beef Chile Relleno

The Durango’s Special is just that, special! This dish offers the customer a little bit of everything: one beef Chile Relleno, one chicken entomatada, one cheese echilada, rice and beans. It’s a must-try dish if you’re visiting the restaurant for the first time.

combo plate

Durangos Special

Be sure to check out Durango’s Restaurant, and if you bring in a printed version of this blog post from now until this Saturday, Sept. 28, you’ll receive a FREE bowl of small Chile con Queso!

Fast Facts:

  • Restaurant: Durango’s Restaurant
  • Location: 5004 Frankford Ave., Ste. 100
  • Phone: 806.687.7926
  • Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday from 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Serving: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Website: Durango’s Restaurant


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