A recent book club gathering was my first time to try this Mexican restaurant in the Village at Preston Hollow. We met on a Thursday night, and the place was packed, so it’s a good thing my book club doesn’t spend too much time seriously conversing on the month’s book selection.

By the time I arrived, someone had already ordered appetizers — Stuffed Jalapenos Los Cabos. Yum. The server came by and asked if I’d like anything to drink; he told me my friends had ordered the skinny margarita, so I asked him to bring me the same. This was my one regret of the evening. Turns out I’m a fat margarita kind of girl. My second (and final) drink was the house red wine, which was fine but nothing spectacular.

For dinner, I couldn’t decide between the Tacos de Pescado and the Tacos de Carbon, and my server suggested pescado. Good choice. I practically wolfed them down. At $15.50, it was a bit pricey for fish tacos, but an ample plate. And right before the main course, a server brought each of us mini taquitos to munch on. Needless to say, no dessert — we were too stuffed.

I was more than impressed with the service. A table of nine women talking to each other nonstop can be challenging, but our glasses were filled and needs anticipated without having to ask for much. I’m hoping to return to Fernando’s for happy hour or brunch.

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