Kelly and I have driven past Senor Locos for a while now. We wanted to give it some time to survive, because it's housed in the former home of our favorite dive burger shop, Jake's.
Though we couldn't tell from the outside, the inside was completely remodeled to open the space up to resemble an ice house. A wall came down to install a garage door, allowing the restaurant to have inside-outside space. (I still wish this location had a better patio - but that's another issue. They're kind of land locked.)
And the food? It's really good. Simple, basic Tex-Mex - and there are times that simple basic Tex-Mex is exactly what you want.
Plus, depending on what you order (namely, tacos), you get this assortment of six delicious salsas.
We split nachos and a couple of tacos. It was wonderful.
Staying true to our "Is this a real-deal Tex-Mex joint or not" test, we ordered the sopapillas. They were little pillows of cinnamon-sugar air, served with honey and chocolate.
Senor Locos passed the test with flying colors. We'll be back!