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Omnivore - Senor Patron: Bore your palate, swill tequila

Midtown Tex-Mex joint open in the Spire

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After lunch last Friday at Villains Wicked Heroes, my dinner pals suggested we go across the street to check out Senor Patron in the Spire. I presume the name refers to the well-known Tequila brand. Swilling margaritas is certainly a big part of the experience here.

The food? Well, it's a step up from Pancho's, which we visited a week earlier. However, I did not see any aquarium-size margaritas.

At a reader's suggestion on my Pancho's report, I resisted ordering the always disappointing carnitas, my usual test of Mexican kitchens around the city. Instead, I ordered the equally classic chiles rellenos. Guess what! They were limp and their cheese filling was barely warm. I still go to the Taco Veloz out Buford Highway for burritos and tacos made with A+ rellenos.

Everyone else at the table ordered the usual Tex-Mex dishes and had no complaints. Besides the margaritas, the pluses here are a pleasant patio and seeing everyone you've ever met in Midtown. Well, that's not always a good thing.