The new Armandos is even better than the original. That's because it's been reincarnated in the former location of the River Oaks Grill. What a place to dunk tortilla chips in chili con queso! The walls are elegantly paneled, the doorways are set off by lavish carved arches and the main dining room is decorated with huge framed mirrors. The carpets on the floor are so plush that you want to take your shoes off. And after a few of the signature "Armandos Margaritas," you just might. In the 1980s, the original Armandos on Shepherd developed a reputation for its potent margaritas. The first question asked about the new Armandos is: "Are the margaritas as strong as they used to be?" The answer is an emphatic "yes." How strong are they? One society girl lamented, "After two margaritas at Armandos, you wake up naked in somebody's swimming pool."