For a hardwood smoked twist on Tex-Mex, check out Hacienda Tacos in the Shoppes at Northpark in Oklahoma City. It serves traditional favorites, plus New Mexican, seafood and vegetarian dishes in an array of soups, salads and entrees featuring a wide variety of chiles from across the world.
A notable appetizer is fiesta queso with chiles, chives and spicy ground beef. Entree standouts include green chili stew (with pork, potatoes, roasted green chili, yellow onions and tomatoes) and the street tacos, such as the mojo chicken (with corn tortillas, caramelized yellow onions, Chihuahua cheese and raja vegetables) or the Baja (with flour tortillas, beer-battered cod or shrimp, jicama slaw and chipotle aioli).
Enjoy the full-service bar and patio with $2.50 tacos on Tuesdays and $3 beer specials during Saturday OU, OSU and Thunder games. 12086 N. May Ave., OKC; haciendatacos.com