Primos Tex-Mex Grille in Garland may have a great patio overlooking Lake Ray Hubbard, but if it’s great food you’re after, then it sure wasn’t the place to go last night!
After we were escorted to a table on the patio, which has a number of cool water fans circulating to keep the temperature tolerable, we ordered simple beef fajitas and some extra queso. The waitress was very nice, but the food was rather slow – maybe just because it was a very busy Friday evening.
Anyway, we were first brought some decent tasting chips and tasty salsa that wasn’t – for a change – too hot. Then she brought the “queso” or whatever in the world it was. One bite was enough to convince us to send it back. It looked like some version of cheese whiz, or a very low imitation of the queso you’d get at a high school football game. But there was virtually no taste! Didn’t see one speck of jalapenos or anything else. It was just like whipped cheese whiz. After we told our server that we didn’t like it, she said “No problem. Lot’s of people say they don’t like the queso.” So I wonder why they keep serving it?
Next came the main course, but unfortunately it was the blandest fajita steak we’ve ever had. It was tender, and they did give us a generous portion of the half-pound we ordered. But my wife said she only ate them because she was starving. I found them tasty enough and, mixed with some decent rice, lettuce and tomatoes, I felt satisfied enough.
We were just very disappointed overall that the steak fajitas were nothing like we expected. We always find them to be superb at On The Border every time we go there. Last night we just thought we’d try some place new. Obviously, some times you win, sometimes you lose, when you take a risk.
Also be aware, Primos appears to be a great watering hole, but it is very noisy inside and out. Looked to me the patio was more for meeting people than eating. Nothing wrong with that – just be aware.