Hank Vaughn

Mexican Bar Company

Hank Vaughn
Mexican Bar Company opened its doors in 2018 at The District at Willow Bend in Plano, juxtaposed to Willow Bend Mall proper. It has an open space design for dining and a bar, as well as outside seating provided by a pleasant patio that can be closed when it’s cooler. They have happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. with drink and nibble specials, as well as brunch service on the weekends. We tried their brunch. The Arrachera and eggs came with a 6-ounce epazote-marinated beef tenderloin paired with beans, an Oaxaca-cheese enchilada, baby buttered potatoes and two eggs made to order, sunny side up in this case if you must know. There was a lot on this plate, but just the right amount of each so nothing got lost in the crowd. A carnitas hash had two fried eggs and a jalapeño emulsion over delicately braised and shredded pork, all resting on crisped-just-right potato hash, served in a cast iron skillet. Other brunch options include lobster huevos ahogados (poached eggs and lobster on cornbread with chipotle-hollandaise sauce), tacos de migas and strawberry and cream pancakes.

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