Benito’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine
1450 W Magnolia Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
December 11, 2015
Located in the popular and historic Fairmount section of the hospital district of Fort Worth Benito’s has been serving authentic Mexican food to locals for over 30 years. The emphasis here is authentic Mexican food, not the more popular Tex-Mex food that is widely available throughout Texas.
We started our meal with Guacamole ($5.50). The guacamole was just right with a little pinch of salt added for flavor. Served with fresh corn tortillas the serving size was ample for a couple of diners to snack on while making selections from the menu.
My meal for the evening was the Combinacion Numero Cinco ($10.50) consisting of a cheese filled chile relleno plus a chicken suiza sauce and sour cream enchilada served with sides of refried beans and spanish rice. The chile relleno was flavorful and easily the best thing I ate all evening. However, the chicken enchilada lacked flavor and the chicken had a odd texture to it I found unappealing. The rice and beans were underseasoned as well.
Service was quick and fairly attentive. Kitchen service was fast as well.
Benito’s has a liquor license so BYOB is not allowed under state law. The margarita and beer selection are about par for a Mexican restaurant and should wet your whistle appropriately during your meal.
Parking is free on the street and in the lot in the rear of the restaurant. The hospital district is very popular these days so finding parking sometimes takes a trip or two around the block. Attire is casual. Jeans and a polo shirt are plenty for Benito’s. Major credit cards are accepted.
Conclusion: I’d visit again every so often just for the chile relleno. Otherwise, a pass for me personally.