About Bravo’s Mexican Grill, located at 208 Grande Heights Drive in Cary, NC opened its doors on New Year’s Day 2010 in Harrison Pointe shopping center. This is Jesus and Fernando
Bravo’s first venture north of the South Carolina border for the father and son team. Bravo’s already owns two successful Mexican restaurants in South Carolina.
Bravo’s new restaurants extensive menu raises the ante considerably above the typical Tex-Mex offering and includes a number of surprises such as “Pollo Relleno” a grilled chicken breast stuffed with ham, spinach and cheese topped with their famous Creamy Broccoli Gravy, lime tilapia, pork fajitas (one of nine variations on the theme) and an unlikely culinary fusion of Philadelphia and Mexico City called Bravo’s cheese steak. Those seeking more familiar fare will find it in abundance, from enchiladas to tacos (soft or hard) to lunchtime Tex-Mex combo plates. The fish tacos are getting early rave reviews. The father and son team has given the former East Coast Wings spot a thorough makeover, transforming it from a takeout joint to a full service restaurant. It’s a small space but an inviting one, with a full bar (check out the old Western movie stills and head shots under the lacquered bar top) and colorful, cheery vibe.
The main ingredients remain the same recipe after recipe. The most common ingredient used in Mexican food is corn. Like the ancient civilizations that lived in the region, Mexicans have learned how to cook almost every meal with corn. Corn flour is the main component involved in the preparation of the Mexican food and corn is also used in many forms for a wide variety of meals and candy. Another typical ingredient is the chili which has a strong, hot flavor. It is used to condiment several meals and is the main component of the Tabasco Hot Sauce. “Chili con Carne”, or Chili and Meat, is a typical preparation involving Chili. It’s a sort of stew, with small pieces of meat and some vegetables all mixed together with hot Chili sauce.Perhaps the most famous products of the Mexican cuisine are the desserts.
Mexican desserts combine hot elements and sweet elements to produce unique sensations in the mouth and because of both flavor and texture and and the combination of smells is also one of a kind. Mexican candy is not only a piece of Mexican food, but also a piece of Mexican art. The “Calaveras de Azúcar”, or sugar skulls, are specially prepared for the Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Every tourist will find Mexican cuisine to be an interesting choice of food and Corn-flavored candy is also a typical product.
It is commonly said that visiting Mexico and not tasting Mexican food is like not visiting Mexico at all.