Last week, a friend and I took a drive to Purcell because she wanted to go to Jo’s, a pizza place I reviewed sometime last year. Sadly, as we pulled up to the barren parking lot, it was obvious that Jo’s was closed for, possibly, the Easter holiday. However, a few yards down the road was Bravo’s Mexican Grill, 1526 S. Green Ave. With nowhere better to go, we decided to give them a try.
With enough cars in the parking lot, they were thankfully open for business. The outside ambiance wistfully reminded of the dusty restaurants I’d eat at whenever in South Texas, the metal cactuses out in front forming the perfect signo de bienvenida.
As we walked inside and were shown a table, the young man took our drink orders and, as he was walking away, I called him back and asked about the Shrimp Cocktail ($11.98), something I saw a few happy customers having on the way in. He told me they were one of Bravo’s muy mejor, so I immediately ordered a chilled goblet, as per the tempting picture in the menu: