I adore Campo Verde, and hope it doesn't suffer the same fate as the Fort Worth one and close down!
I've lived in Arlington since 1977, and probably went to Campo Verde for the first time about 1980. Fond memories of the garish decor, the train that travels the entire perimeter of the restaurant.
Ok, let's talk about the chips. You're thinking...chips, so what? These are fantastic - I have been trying to figure out the seasoning ever since I can remember. It's not chili powder, or at least it's not JUST chili powder, because I have tried to duplicate that at home to no avail. The salsa and queso that come with the chips are delicious (the salsa is a thinner type, very cilantro-y, and the queso may not be what you're used to, but addicitve).
For years, I got the beef chimichanga, that deep-fried, beefy, chili-y delight...but that's a little too high on the caloric scale for me these days, so I stick to the enchiladas (I get one beef and two cheese, and make two meals out of it). Bear in mind, many meals come with chicken tortilla soup (not the greatest, I must admit), but I usually substitute their black bean soup, which is rich in smoky goodness.
The portions are generous, and I am usually full of chips and salsa/queso, because I can't help myself on those, as I mentioned. I easily make two meals out of my entree, and my huband gets the fajitas, which also easily makes a second meal for him (they'll even pack you up a few tortillas with your doggy bag!)
It's clearly a "dive" in the best sense of the word,but give it a try!
I do wish they'd rbing back their Texican Brunch they were running a wile back on weekends...that was SO yummy!!
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