From the guys behind The Standard Pour, Pozo Mercado is McKinney Ave's first and only Tex-Mex joint with quatro on-tap tequilas -- a two-bar hacienda de late-night tacos with a balcony perched over McKinney for crowd-watching/comparing Capulets to the morning sun.
This Stretchy Ice Cream Is Made With Wine & Cheese
First, put down whatever you're smoking doing and pay attention...
... because this place has poblano mac 'n cheese topped with cheddar cheese tortilla strips.
Also: this Mexican lasagna stuffed with chicken and mango, plus beef tenderloin loaded w/ chorizo, bell peppers, and enough serrano to get the Tribe outta last place.
Here, the aforementioned quartet of teqs: Hornitos, Don Julio, Dulce Vida, and Patron. Unless you want him to start kicking bottles off the table again, please don't tweet this at Michael Imperioli. Kidding!! You totally should: @TequilaMichael.
Off-tap booze includes the house 'rita, the jalapeno/mint Loco Pozo, and a wine-, pomegranate-, and tequila-addled sangria garnished with a blood orange, which is just like a blood diamond, except slightly less murder-y.
Ensuring you're not the only one spinning, the second floor gets punched up with a live DJ.
Hello, bar number two that's upstairs and has Dulce Vida adorably served by the barrel.
Oh, and upstairs they're doing this tequila-laden Rio Grande, which uses watermelon ice cubes that keep it as cool as Mercutio's body in Act III, Scene II... Too soon?