Food & Drink

The best Tex-Mex on West 6th?

Sizzling grill at Benji's Cantina

Sink your canines into a sizzling plate of fajitas from Benji's, a new West 6th St restaurant that, despite being totally bitchin', has no relation to the lovable mutt last seen in 2004's Benji: Off the Leash!

Benji's interior

The deluxe button-mashers behind Kung Fu Saloon have taken over the surprisingly massive Burt's Graphics printing facility and transformed it into a 300-person-fitting bastion of deluxe Tex-Mex.

Benji's rooftop

The rooftop, the rooftop, the rooftop is on fire, with bright splashes of color courtesy of the designer behind Perla's.

Benji's tortillas cooking on a comal

The chef recently worked at the Roaring Fork and the UT Club, but lately he's been spending a lot of time on Comal St.

Benji's fajitas

The fajitas receive a posh 20-spice rub that's scary-delicious, baby.

Benji's shrimp cocktail

The term shrimp is totally inappropriate for their voluptuously-large Coctal de Camarones.

Benji's sopes

These sopes are loaded with refried beans, pork adobo, jalapeno salsa, pickled onion, and queso that could be considered an outcast because it dresses so fresco, so fresco, and so clean.

Benji's cheesecake sopapillas

Wash down that pound of fajitas with a cheesecake sopapillas.

Benji's bar

Then hit the bar for margaritas, like the avocado El Gigante Verde, tequila/mezcal martinis, and mixed drinks that include the Caballo Prieto loaded with Maker's Mark, muddled jalapenos, cherries, cilantro, and Mexican Coke. Try 'em all, and you could be in for a very ruff morning, dog. OK, we'll stop now.