Longevity is the name of the game for 31-year-old Mexican eatery Mario and Alberto. “We’ve had the same chef for 29 years; Juan – he’s the only bartender who’s been on that bar…we’ve got employees who have been with us from 15-25 years,” says owner Jose Chac Salazar, explaining that before he bought the restaurant three years ago, he had been the general manager for a “very long time.” And in that long time, the restaurant has become known for its great food and reasonable prices. A staple for loyal customers is the Filete de la Casa, a filet mignon plugged with garlic and bell peppers straight from Mexico. If food and familiar faces don’t draw you in, maybe a frosty margarita will. All day Monday-Wednesday, and until 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Mario and Alberto offers “Upgrade Margarita.” Which means, for all their tequila-loving patrons, a bigger margarita for the price of a regular

MARIO AND ALBERTO

12817 PRESTON

972-980-7296

HOURS: Mon-Thurs

11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Fri & Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

$$, FB