A Place Where All Are Welcomed
Growing up in Dallas, Blue Goose Cantina was the place for family dinners, date nights, and celebrations. I went to Blue Goose on my very first date. (Fortunately, the food made up for what the date lacked.) When I heard that Blue Goose was moving into the old Breadwinners Café space in University Park Village, I was beyond thrilled.
The first Blue Goose Cantina was opened on Greenville Avenue in 1984 by Bob Peterson. Now his son Nick now runs the show. The family proudly serves classic Tex-Mex dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Their fajitas are legendary. Their queso is superb. And the sour cream enchiladas? I used to dream about those enchiladas when I lived in South Carolina where people wouldn’t know Tex-Mex if it bit them on the nose.
When Blue Goose opened in University Park Village in December of 2019, some people wondered at the wisdom of it. After all, another Dallas restaurant, Breadwinners Café, had not been able to make a go of it there. But I wasn’t worried. It’s almost like Blue Goose Cantina was tailormade for Fort Worth.
Fort Worthians appreciate a place where everyone can go, eat some great food, have some great margaritas, and just enjoy. Our favorite restaurants are places to be together, not places to be seen. Blue Goose Cantina is that place.
“Blue Goose is a really good fit for the vibe of Fort Worth,” said Rebecca Blake, Blue Goose’s Director of Marketing. “Everyone can have a good time there and have a great meal!”
As a TCU grad, Becky is excited about the upcoming football season. “We opened in December of 2019. Because of Covid, the season wasn’t full capacity, and we didn’t see the full potential of football season. We’re excited to be able to serve TCU families and friends this year!” To help get their patrons in the mood to support the hometown team, Blue Goose has a Super Frog Margarita which is, I have to say, delicious!
“We’ve really been welcomed by Fort Worth,” Becky said. “Blue Goose has always strived to be the neighborhood Tex-Mex place, and Fort Worth has embraced us. DFW is a competitive market, especially for Tex-Mex, but Fort Worth has made us feel very welcome!”
When my husband and I went to Blue Goose on a recent date night, the place was hopping. Families with little children sat next to tables of ladies on a Girls’ Night Out. At lunch, you’ll see business deals being made over tamales next to old friends reminiscing over tortilla soup. This was Bob Peterson’s vision: a place where all are welcomed. And that vision is alive and well in Fort Worth!