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Eats Beat: Tacos on the move, and mole for Mom

Patio at Campestre Chula Vista in Fort Worth.
Patio at Campestre Chula Vista in Fort Worth. Star-Telegram

If your favorite Mexican restaurant is missing, check around:

▪ Revolver Taco Lounge’s lease ends July 1 and owner Gino Rojas is unsure if or where he’ll move.

“It would make a good soap opera,” he said on the DFW.com Eats Beat podcast, lamenting the loss of Revolver’s 1960-vintage West Seventh Street space despite the lack of parking.

He’s shopping for a new Fort Worth space, if needed, and also continuing work on a coming Revolver in Deep Ellum.

Meanwhile, his new ranch-style restaurant on the north side, Campestre Chula Vista, plans both its weekly $15 guisado lunch on Mother’s Day and a more elaborate dinner after 3:30 p.m.

For $49, Campestre will serve a three-course dinner with soup or appetizer, mole pipian or mole coloradito and tres leches cake.

(Note: The Rojas restaurants serve made-from-scratch interior Mexico dishes at what can be a painstakingly slow pace.)

Campestre Chula Vista is open weekends only at 1950 Menefee Ave., near Texas 183 and Texas 199.

Revolver Taco serves dinner only Tuesdays through Saturdays at 2822 W. Seventh St.; 817-820-0122, revolvertacolounge.com.

▪ Enchiladas Olé is taking a month off for remodeling beginning Sunday.

It will launch a weekend buffet when it reopens in June; 901 N. Sylvania Ave.; 817-984-1360, enchiladasole.com.

▪ Paco & John Mexican Diner’s lease ends May 30.

The tiny Yucatecano spinoff of Saint-Émilion, ranked one of Texas’ best interior Mexican restaurants but suffering for lack of a bar, will close that day if not sooner; 1116 Eighth Ave., 817-810-0032, pacoandjohn.com.

▪ Salsa Fuego, another high-ranked restaurant with sometimes-tedious service, is open in its new location at 3500 Alta Mere Drive; 817-560-7888.

▪ Chef Hugo Galvan of the former Hacienda San Miguel has resurfaced at his new El Bolero Mexican restaurant in Dallas; 1201 Oak Lawn Ave., 214-741-1986, elboleromexican.com.

Steak for Mom?

Mother’s Day tables are still available at most of the top restaurants, including prime steakhouses.

For the first time in memory, Bob’s Steak & Chop House in downtown Fort Worth is opening at noon Sunday to serve a special four-course, $60 menu.

Moms and families can choose a cocktail, soup or salad and appetizer and a choice of a filet, sea bass or pork chop, plus crème brûlée, Key lime pie or carrot cake; 1300 Houston St., 817-350-4100, bobs-steakandchop.com.

Capital Grille, Chop House or Ruth’s Chris downtown and The Zodiac, inside Neiman Marcus, are among other restaurants that had tables available at midweek on opentable.com.

Bud Kennedy's column appears Wednesdays in Life & Arts and Fridays in DFW.com. 817-390-7538

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