Manuel's - Arboretum
Manuel's features upscale regional Mexican food, including many dishes "a la parilla," meaning wonderful cuts of meat and seafood served straight from the grill. What particularly keeps people coming back are the drinks, the authentic mole and the dark and creamy tortilla soup. Also, this is regional Mexican cooking, so expect queso flameado rather than a liquidy bowl of Velveeta and Rotel.
The dining room is backlight a vibrant purple, a more jazzy choice for a Mexican restaurant in Texas. Lastly, the Sunday brunch showcases live music and generous helpings of their margarita's which, thankfully, are not overly sugared.