Fort Worth’s Fairmount Historic District

by MPI Traveler on March 27, 2015

Tinas CocinaLast week we were busy doing the dreary task of preparing for taxes and decided we needed a nice lunch break.  We decided to try one of the new restaurants we heard about, so we headed off to Tina’s Cocina in the Fairmount neighborhood.  I haven’t been in that part of town in years and remember it as being quite the abandoned and blighted inner city neighborhood it was 20 years ago.  How things have changed!  The neighborhood has become a national historic district and many of the homes have been restored to their previous grandeur.  Locally owned shops and restaurants are popping up everywhere and there is quite the arts scene happening.  

From their website:

Located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas lies the largest historic neighborhood in the southwestern United States. Fairmount, with more than one thousand contributing structures, is comprised of mostly bungalow and four square homes from the late 1800s through the early 1920s.

Definitely a neighborhood to check out next time you visit Fort Worth and stop by Tina’s Cocina.  Juan, the co-owner,  grew up running a taco stand with his mother and father in San Felipe “torres mochas” Guanajuato, a town a few hours south of Mexico City.  After moving to the States he carried on his family tradition of serving up some pretty awesome home made Mexican food.  We had the taco platter and the fish tacos – both were yummy and we could taste the freshness!  They also serve beer and wine which always makes a working lunch much more palatable!


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