The Cuellar family, who brought us El Chico, debuted a new concept in Plano this season that’ll have your mouth watering in no time. Cuellars’ Fajita Ranch brings us “Ranch-Mex” dining, like Texas ranch cuisine served in a Hill Country atmosphere. This blend of Texas ranch food and Tex-Mex lets guests pair both types of cuisines in a unique way. Think, cheese enchiladas with a side of mashed potatoes, steak fries with your fajitas, queso drizzled on your chicken fried steak. Hungry yet??

The restaurant has a full bar, large patio seating and a private room, in addition to the regular dining space. The colorful paintings and family photos show the story of the legendary Ceullar family throughout the restaurant.

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My friend and I began our meal with chips and queso (because I’m obsessed with it) and seasonal margaritas. The queso brings a unique flavor with creamy cheese and a hint of chili. Margaritas are available in several different flavors — all of which are refreshing and strong. Below, you’ll see the Texas Twister (a blend of margarita and sangria) and the sweet and savory Peach marg (to the very right).

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One of the appetizers you won’t find elsewhere is the White Wings — juicy chicken breasts stuffed with jalapenos and jack cheese and then wrapped in bacon. Is that Texan enough for ya?

Credit: Cuellar's
Credit: Cuellar’s

For lunch or dinner, your Ranch-Mex options await. I was surprised (and excited) to learn about: the Texas Eggroll (chimichanga with chicken fajitas), brisket quesadillas, the Ranch Burger, and of course, fajitas! I ordered a combo fajita plate with beef and chicken, and every plate comes with two sides. I got the best of both worlds with steak fries and chicken tortilla soup.

And by the way, I haven’t seen so many options for a fajita! You can choose from a number of options: beef, chicken, combo (pick 2: beef, chicken or pork), pork, ribeye, pork ribs, BBQ chicken, chipotle chicklen, tilapia, mushroom or shrimp wrapped in bacon.

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Don’t forget dessert. The must-have churros can do you no wrong.

Photo credit: Cuellar's
Photo credit: Cuellar’s

 

Cuellars’ Fajita Ranch is located at 3310 North Central Expressway (at Parker) in Plano, Texas, 75074, 972-905-5638. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Thursday 5 p.m.-10 p.m, Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Check it out, and let us know what you think!

 

(Disclaimer: My meal was complimentary, and all opinions are my own.)