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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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