If your dinner began with bowls of popcorn and ended with a Rice Krispie treat, you would know you were in a Mexican restaurant, right?
Yeah, me neither. But it’s true, and it’s not the only delightful surprise we found when we recently checked out Revolución in the SoSA (South of Saint Anthony) district.
I’ll admit I was a bit nervous when we decided to try it on a gorgeous Friday evening in early fall. The outdoor patio was full and we were greeted with the news that the wait for the bustling indoor tables would be about 30 minutes. My fears were misguided and we were ushered to a table within 10. Our server brought out two bowls of popcorn, one spiced with cayenne and brown sugar, and one thoughtfully left plain, for our kiddos. Anyone who is aware of and even anticipates the needs of children gets five gold stars, in my opinion. She continued to go above and beyond and was incredibly kind and thoughtful.
Unlike a lot of Mexican restaurants (definitely in Oklahoma), the chips and salsa don’t come complimentary. We ordered the chips and large guacamole because you’ve never seen a kid put away guacamole like our baby can. We loved it, though we did have to pick around the onions and jalapenos for her sake.
The menu is all a la carte, and they are known for their tacos ($3.25 each). We actually had a coupon for a free one, so my husband and I and our oldest all tried tacos and our middle two split the nachos ($9). You can “taco” your nachos, which means you can choose any of the tacos and get those toppings on your nachos (for an additional $4). Our kids just had chips, cheese and smoked chicken, with all the extras on the side.
As I mentioned, we visited on a Friday night and were not at all surprised to find the restaurant packed. The decor is bright and fun and the music is loud, so we never had to worry when our kids got rowdy. We weren't’t the only family there, and it was great to see such variety, from large groups to couples having a date at the bar.
Between the popcorn, chips and guac (and the few nachos we swiped from the kids), we were all fine with just the one taco. We didn't’t try any of the sides, although a friend tells me the fruit and tajin is a must-get. The flavors on our tacos were great and I’m excited to go back and try a few more. Instead of the usual sopapilla, our meal ended with complimentary Horchata Rice Krispie treats, served with a salted caramel sauce. It was the perfect sweet bite at the end of the meal, but I would also love to try their house-made churros.
Revolución celebrated #nationaltacoday with $2 tacos, they have a Sunday brunch, and they have…wait for it…boozy snow-cones. It definitely needs to be on your list!
Revolución Taqueria & Cantina, 916 N.W. 6th, Oklahoma City
Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
F 11 a.m.-12 a.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-12 a.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
[Editor's Note: Keely is a regular contributor to our Thrive & Dime blog where she provides tips for eating local with kids.]
Keely Steger works part time for her church, City Pres, and is married to Charles, a physical therapist. They have 2 boys (11 and 8), and 2 girls (6 and almost 1). Together the Stegers love to explore the different districts of OKC and find great places to eat! Keely loves reading fiction, Instagram (@stegerpartyof6), Goodwill shopping, writing, coffee and eating.