Fort Worth is known as Cowtown, and Reata prides itself on that tradition with its cowboy cooking, which is a blending of Mexican, Creole, and Southwestern styles. There’s also a rustic elegant feel when you enter the place; you feel like this is what Texas dining should be like. There are two Reata locations: the original opened in 1995 in the town of Alpine, located in Big Bend Country and just a short drive from Marfa, Texas. The second opened a year later in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, in Sundance Square. With items on the menu like smoked pork tacos with picked slaw and jalapeno mayo, and dessert tacos with caramelized bananas and chocolate gravy, it’s easy to understand how Reata has quickly become a Cowtown staple.