La Familia is pretty decent food, and yes the owner and service are great. I had a good dinner there my first time.
The stockyards has a few good smaller mexican places. El Asedero is pretty good and has some of the hottest salsa around. Fuzzy's has great taco's, and despite being a mini-chain I like the food and margaritas at Gloria's in Montgomery Plaza. Tres Jose's is another good mexican place.
Ruffino's on Forest Park is pretty nice. Good food, candlelight with piano player and not too expensive.
I am looking for a fun/different date restaurant in Dallas. Something for mid-20s thats pretty nice but not terribly expensive. Cuba Libre is always a favorite but I was looking for something new. Any ideas would be appreciated.
I wanted to get some input from some people about good Fort Worth dining. I have made a list of a few of my favorites and Id like to hear some feedback on what others think and perhaps some little known places I can try...
Sushi - Hui Chuan (Camp Bowie) & Wasabi Sushi (Hulen)
Italian - Nonna Tata (Magnolia)
Mexican/Related - Tres Joses & Gloria's (7th)
BBQ - Railhead (Montgomery)
Steak/Related - Del Friscos & Texas De Brazil (Downtown)
Cheap Grub - Fuzzy's (TCU) & Kincaids (Camp Bowie)
Date Night - Ruffino's (Forrest Park)
Pizza - Mellow Mushroom
Atmosphere - Joe T's
Note: I have yet to try Saint Emilion, Lanny's or Bistro Louise.