Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Benji's Mexican Cantina

* UPDATE: As of August 7, 2016, Benji's is no longer open for business. *

Austinites, as you know, you've got your classic Tex-Mex down right - El Rancho, Guero's, Maudie's, Trudy's, Chuy's, etc. But then there is fine Mexican dining, where they tweak traditional dishes into contemporary upscale tastings. Recently opened Benji's is a quality Mexican Cantina.

Grab a cocktail on the rooftop before dinner. There's always a classic Margarita on the rocks, or try the Chupacabra - Tequila, jalapeño, blackberries and fresh lime - yum.

And, if you're lucky enough to get a table up there, quickly snatch up a seat. It's the perfect place for outdoor seating with large rooftop with views. 

The Guacamole is made and served tableside. Yes, it is a bit cliché, but it is still always a good bit of fun for everyone.

The Fajitas are overflowing - definitely fit for two.

And the rest of the menu, from our dining experience, is stellar fresh and full of flavor.

Chile en Nogada - a classic Mexican Chile Relleno
Queso Relleno - Cheese stuffed pepper with Red sauce
Chicken Breast served over an Avocado and Corn Salsa
House-made Corn Tortillas
Oh Benji's, there will be a next time... and on the agenda to try - the Queso Flameado, Mole Enchiladas, and traditional Crispy Tacos. Who knows, maybe we'll even try to save room for dessert?