Mi Cocina wins Coppell’s new restaurant with unique take on Tex-Mex

Mi Cocina won the best new restaurant, and Mi Cocina’s Cocina Changas are fried tortillas with cheese and chicken or beef inside with guacamole and rice. The Cocina Changas are similar to chimichangas and come with queso to dip the changas in.

Wren Lee, Staff Designer

You might expect Mi Cocina to have traditional decor and classic cuisine, but Coppell’s newest Tex-Mex restaurant is not traditional at all, and that is what makes it stand out.

From the moment you step in 110 W. Sandy Lake Rd. Suite 112, you enter a modern, 21st century restaurant. The fake fire uses puffs of steam to mimic flames. A visually-appealing geometric pattern adorns the wall.

As you sit down, you are greeted by a friendly server who sets the table with a basket of chips and a cup of salsa to munch on while you deliberate what to eat. The salsa has a touch of spiciness but overall is a flavorful experience. The chips are crunchy and mildly greasy which is surprising but tasty.

The menu has something for everyone. There are seafood dishes, salads, soups and, of course, tacos. Unlike other Tex-Mex restaurants, Mi Cocina uses corn flour tortillas to add authenticity.

If you visit between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday, you can try the lunch specials such as two enchiladas or a half order of chicken quesadillas for $8.95.

While the prices are higher than other restaurants such as Anamia’s, the food is worth it. The flavor is rich and strong. The dishes are portioned well and are filling without being too heavy.

The staff is welcoming. They pay attention to their customers’ needs and help without being asked.
The combination of a modern look, good food and friendly services makes Mi Cocina the best new restaurant in Coppell.