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Dutch’s new Burrito Bar near TCU includes a shaded patio and a ‘beer-ito’ garden

The Dutch’s Hamburgers empire now includes a Burrito Garden.

The newest restaurant in the Dutch’s burgerplex is Dutch’s Burrito Bar, with a back patio lined with couches that will become a comfy place for breakfast tacos, morning coffee or the new tacos-and-burritos menu.

Dutch’s serves tacos, but the star feature is bigger: burritos on giant flour, wheat or spinach tortillas ($7.25-$9.95), salad or grain bowls or nachos with Dutch’s special queso.

Taking over a former oyster bar at 3005 S. University Drive, Dutch’s returns the space to its past taqueria traditions with morning or late-night bacon, chorizo or black bean breakfast tacos ($3).

If you’re a Dutch’s Burgers regular, you’re familiar with the restaurant’s popular salsa and queso. The new Burrito Bar offers a stellar lineup of salsas, leading with a pineapple-cilantro salsa and including mild and spicy salsas, chili arbol and the creamy jalapeno-poblano sauce that has become known simply as “green sauce.”

If you’re not in the mood for a big burrito, stick to a lighter grain bowl or taco combo.

The menu also includes “carne falso,” tacos or burritos made with the Beyond Beef grain-based lookalike.

A kids’ menu offers two tacos for $5.25.

Dutch’s Burrito Bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, staying open late weekends; 817-927-5522.

Columnist Bud Kennedy is a Fort Worth guy who covered high school football at 16 and has moved on to two Super Bowls, seven political conventions and 15 Texas Legislature sessions. Since 1985, he has also written more than 2,000 “Eats Beat” columns about Texas dining, restaurants and food.