When new restaurants come to Flower Mound, we often try to give them a few weeks to settle in before we talk about how great they are and encourage our Foodie fans to visit them en masse. That being said, we had a really hard time resisting featuring Flower Mound’s newest restaurant, Gabriela & Sofia’s, on our blog for as long as we did.
The new Parker Square restaurant has enjoyed a fabulous first few weeks, receiving excellent feedback and support from the local community. And we were glad to sit down with co-owner Gabriel Pompareyna and learn more about his story and his restaurant.
Gabriel hails from Mexico where he grew up learning how to prepare his family’s favorite recipes. And restaurant-ownership actually runs in his blood! His father runs his own restaurant down in Oaxaca, Mexico, which is where Gabriel gets inspiration for many of the recipes he serves at Gabriela & Sofia’s.
The Parker Square location of Gabriela & Sofia’s (named for the owners’ daughters) is actually their second – with the first being located off of North Central Expressway near Northpark Mall in Dallas. The owners were looking for a way to expand their restaurant, and when they heard about this spot, they felt like opening up a second location a little further north would be great for their business.
Customers who have been long-time fans of the restaurant were thrilled to learn about their expansion, and residents of Flower Mound have certainly been pleased with their opening here as well!
They kept some of the same design elements from the previous tenant, Taco Brone, but added a little of their own flair as well. One of the elements you’ll be very happy to hear stayed behind from Taco Brone is the unique beer tap which actually fills the glasses from the bottom up. That means no foamy top and more beer for your buck!
When you first sit down at Gabriela & Sofia’s you’re greeted with chips and their trio of salsas including a classic tomato salsa, a creamy tomatillo salsa, and a salsa verde that is delicious and spicy. We opted to complement our chips and salsa with an order of their tableside guacamole which can be prepared just the way you want it – mild, medium, or hot.
Gabriel then served us an array of their entrees – some more classic Tex-Mex dishes and some a little more authentically Mexican.
Their Steak Fajitas were amazing. Truly some of the best fajitas I’ve ever tasted. The ribeye was incredibly tender, and the veggies that accompanied the meat were perfectly sautéed.
We also sampled their Brisket Enchiladas (the meat was again so tender and delicious); their Mi Puebla Salad (inspired by where Gabriel grew up); and their Camarones a la Diabla (shrimp prepared in a spicy chili guajillo and served with satueed veggies and rice). ‘
Gabriel and his staff refused to let us leave without trying some of their most popular desserts – the Churros and their Tres Leches Cake. I cannot even tell you how incredible both desserts were. Their churros come served with a coconut-pineapple ice cream made by a local ice cream distributor out of Plano. And they…. are… amazing. One of our team members said he would actually come back just based off of the churros and margaritas alone.
Speaking of margaritas, Gabriela & Sofia’s is open for Happy Hour Monday-Thursday from 3:00-7:00pm where you can order one of their top-shelf margaritas made with your choice of tequila. Or you can choose from one of their bottled or draft beers or cocktails.
We’re always happy to welcome another restaurant to the area, and are thrilled to have Gabriela & Sofia’s in Parker Square. If you haven’t been to visit them yet, run – don’t walk!