Mi Cocina is part of the M-Crowd group of restaurants based out of Fort Worth, Texas. The first Mi Cocina was opened in 1991 in Fort Worth by Michael Rodriquez and his wife Carolina. There are now 15 Mi Cocina locations - 14 of them in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
We stopped in for lunch and it wasn't too busy as it was after 1 p.m. when we got in there. We took a spacious booth by the window and ordered up a couple of their margaritas.
The decor in Mi Cocina is sort of an art-decoish interior, complete with a nice bar area. Actually, it looked more like a martini bar than a Tex-Mex restaurant.
There were many things that looked interesting on the menu. A guy next to us got the fajitas, which looked good. They also had a thing called a "Lucy Changa" - a chimichanga with either fajita beef or chicken - that looked pretty good. I almost got that.
I went with the Mama Tacos, grilled beef in a crisp corn shell. Cindy went with the beef burrito lunch special. Both were served rather quickly and we dug in.
The food was good. I think it was a little over-priced for what we got, but it was good, nonetheless. We had three margaritas between us and a beer and the bill came to $56 bucks including tip. But what the hell - we're on vacation!
If you're in the Plaza area and looking for good Tex-Mex food, Mi Cocina is worth a stop. However, there are better and a lot cheaper Mexican restaurants in the Kansas City area.
(Update - Mi Cocina lost its lease in 2008 and closed the Plaza location. There are still a number of Mi Cocina locations in Texas and Oklahoma.)