Mixta It Up at Benny's Mexican Cafe & Bar

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The super mixta platter ($38.99) at Benny's Mexican Cafe & Bar (13320 Westheimer, 281-870-1107), meant for two people, will easily feed three or four. But it's not the quantity that's impressive, it's the taste. Everything comes off the charcoal grill piping hot; it's served on a  sizzling comal that continues to cook the food at the table. Beef and chicken fajitas sit next to masitas de puerco (chunks of fried pork), baby back ribs and jumbo shrimp. A poblano pepper stuffed with jack cheese, along with stuffed jalapeños, adds some heat. Sides include guacamole, Spanish rice, pico de gallo and some of the best charro beans around.

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