Friday, October 9, 2015
Fuzzy's Taco Shop ~ Southlake, Texas
Originally published April 14, 2011 and updated with a recent visit
Food: Fuzzy's are the pioneers in what I call tacos y margaritas, and these kind of places are popular everywhere today. Their tacos (or what they call Baja Tacos) are excellent and feature a wide variety of choices from grilled or tempura shrimp to shredded pork and onto more traditional offerings like shredded beef, chicken, and spiced ground beef. Soft or hard corn shells are offered. They also have breakfast, burritos, tortas (called grilled sandwiches here), salads, and soups. Be sure to try their habanero sauce - it's definitely got a kick. Even their regular table sauce packs some heat. We eat here regularly, and it's consistently good.
Drink: Nice selection of taps, including local craft brewers such as Grapevine Brewing. And their frozen margaritas are as good as most of the Mexican restaurants in the area - and at a fair price. And they're not afraid to put tequila in the mixture. This is definitely an adult fast food place. Nothing beats a good Moose Drool (a brown ale from Big Sky Brewing of Missoula, Montana) with a shredded chicken taco and habanero sauce!
Location: Fuzzy's took over a two time loser Chinese restaurant location (Blue Fish being one of them and something with Eden in the name) off of Southlake Blvd (north side) not far west of Centennial Park. Fuzzy's is a quick serve restaurant, so just order up, grab your flashing ashtray, and enjoy your beverage of choice while awaiting the buzz (so to speak). The corporate decor dictates that they have the look and feel of an old fishing warehouse near the docks. A fishing warehouse with flat screen TV's mind you...
Notes: Fuzzy's Taco Shop first opened near TCU in Fort Worth around 2003 or so and was an instant hit in the area. Today, Fuzzy's is one of the fastest growing chains in the nation, and is definitely one of the better chains at that.
Hours: Sun-Thu 7a-10p; Fri-Sat 7a-11p