Worth the Drive

Most people are familiar with Mexican food, meaning that items like enchiladas and tamales rarely require an explanation. A guiso, on the other hand, might cause pause. Simply put, it’s a Mexican stew, and that is precisely what you’ll find at Abuelita’s, a smartly appointed spot at 6400 Midlothian Turnpike.

Offerings such as chicken tinga (stewed chicken in a chipotle salsa) and rajas de poblano (poblano peppers in a creamy garlic sauce) are common on the daily changing chalkboard menu — served up cafeteria-style with a side and warm tortillas. Wash it down with freshly made agua fresca for the perfect kind of homestyle meal you might foresee if you have a Mexican grandmother.