Papi Tino’s

Happy Hump Day Everyone! As this week continues to build up to Cinco de Mayo, I thought it would only be appropriate to highlight some Mexican dishes, restaurants and drinks. I finally got around to trying out Papi Tino’s this weekend. Mi Madre came in town for a surprise visit and the weather was perfecto so we decided to hop on over to Papi Tino’s to try it out. This inconspicuous little white house sits on East 6th street. If it weren’t for all the outside seating, one could easily pass right on by this little place. We got there just after 7pm on Saturday and the place wasn’t too busy yet and we were able to easily find street parking. There was not a wait and we were quickly seated at this little table outside. Also, bonus, Papi Tino’s is dog friendly! Win!

I could not have been happier with my drink choice. This is a Devil’s  Bow Tie, which is a Pink  Bow Tie  with jalapeno infused tequila. OMG YES! This drink was awesome. Not too sweet and gives you that fire on the back of your throat. It was light and refreshing, perfect for a spring evening.

Mi Madre went with the Classic Margarita and she loved it. I tasted it and liked it because it wasn’t too syrup-y like a lot of margaritas.

Another picture of the Devil’s Bow Tie… just emphasizing how much I loved this drink.

We started off with the Queso Panela al Horno. This stuff was delicious… if you can’t tell from the picture. Queso Panela is a soft, white Mexican cheese. The texture and shape kind of remind me of Brie. Although, queso panela is not quite as creamy as Brie. This appetizer came topped with mushrooms and chiles.

Not sure y’all understand how much self-control I was using to take this picture and not immediately dive into this awesome queso.

The Queso Panela comes with these little breads as vehicles for delivering  goodness.

Be sure to get those ‘shrooms on there!

Mi Madre and I decided to split the Chicken Enchiladas. We were debating on getting the Camarones Diablo which also looked scrumptious but we were feeling a little extra famished after walking around SoCo that afternoon.

Alex got the Sopa Poblano. Creamy poblano soup with prosciutto!?! It was quite delish! I really enjoyed this soup and it was surprisingly flavorful.

The tables all had tiny little vases with colorful flowers. As it got darker the servers came by and lit the candles on each table. Between the sunset, twinkle lights and flamenco band… the atmosphere was quite perfect!


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