boasting authentic Chicano cuisine, Frezko Taco Spot in The Colony is quickly making its mark on The City By The Lake. This Mexican-American eatery serves distinctive dishes created from an arsenal of family recipes that have been passed through the generations. From the beginning, owner Eliazar Salinas III set out with a goal to stand-out and stand-up against the competition. From the décor to the elevated and scrumptious eats, the differences are abundant and noteworthy.
The sizable interior has a hipster, industrial-chic vibe that is artistic, colorful, and inviting. The bold splashes of neon green and black calacas, Aztec motifs, Mariachi hats, and marigolds make the restaurant fun and impressive. The overall décor is a roadmap that depicts the life and the beliefs of Salinas. The décor alone is worth the visit.
The culinary creations are also distinctive. The Frijoles Charro (cowboy beans) is a feel-good stewed bean dish that is also packed full of bacon, mild chilies, garlic, onions, and carrots. This soothing dish is both flavorful and satisfying. What’s more, Frijoles Charro is served free with any entrée order. For those who are vegetarian or vegan, you can substitute this freebie with vegan refried beans or rice.
The tacos, of course, are what put Frezko Taco Spot on the map. The ingredients are always fresh and plentiful. The options are endless, too, starting with a protein of your choice, an array of toppings, and a choice of corn or flour tortillas. The meat is liberal, well-seasoned, and moist.
Another excellent choice is the enormous Baja shrimp quesadillas. This hearty 9” guilty pleasure has a crunchy exterior and a warm, gooey center that oozes with flavorful goodness. This take on the original Baja shrimp taco was created for a tipsy and peckish patron — and it has been on the menu ever since.
Salinas suggests an order of Chicano Fries to satisfy a hungry family of four. This budget-friendly, sizable side dish is just $11.50. The fries are served with the skin-on and can be loaded with a choice of meat, grilled onions, cilantro, and sour cream.
after all the delectable grub, you might enjoy some cold beverages to wash it all down. They have soft drinks on tap, but if you prefer your drinks with a south-of-the-border flavor, try the Agua Frescas. These mild and fruity drinks are kid-friendly and will certainly quench your thirst. In mid-February, they will add a selection of both Mexican and domestic beers. Salinas promises that his version of Michelada – a kicked-up beer cocktail – will be top-notch and unlike any other.
Salinas, originally from Detroit, is extremely passionate about his roots, food, family, and community. In fact, many of his family members are responsible for the day-to-day operations. While his Detroit swagger has gotten him far, he remains modest and humble. He is a firm believer in philanthropy and gives back to the local community often.
so remember, if you find yourself craving some serious Chicano eats, Frezko Taco Spot is the place to be. This “taco gang” serves up quick and delicious foods that will satisfy every palate – even the pickiest of eaters! All of the menu items are fresh – never frozen and their meat is sourced locally and butchered in-house.
Frezko Taco spot is conveniently located at 5101 TX-121 in The Colony. Stop in to grab a quick and tasty bite from 10:30am – 10:00pm, 7 days a week. You can order online, dine-in, drive-thru, or have food delivered via Uber Eats, Grub Hub, or Door Dash. If you find yourself in North Fort Worth, be sure to visit their other location at 3409 North Tarrant Parkway, Fort Worth, 76177. Due to COVID-19, the Fort Worth location has suspended dine-in service for now. While tooling around town, you might also spot their food truck. They frequent The Truck Yard in The Colony, The Rail Yard in Frisco, and various festivals and events throughout the year – in and around the DFW metroplex.