Beto & Son Mixes It Up

by Nadia Dabbakeh by Nadia Dabbakeh | June 10, 2021 | Food & Drink, Sponsored Post,

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Julian Rodarte is the “and son” of Trinity Groves hotspot Beto & Son, which Beto—who started famous restaurant chain Cozymel’s almost 30 years ago with Phil Romano—opened with his son when the younger chef was only 23-years-old. The Tex-Mex restaurant has been dubbed “next generation” thanks to its millennial friendly, Instagram-ready presentation. The flavors, though, come from a heartfelt place. The menu tells the story of patriarch Beto’s childhood, growing up in Durango, Mexico living a farm-to-table lifestyle before it was a popular American trend. “A lot of the food we do at Beto & Son comes from that time in my father’s life, when his grandmother would get a chicken from the yard, and pick vegetable from the garden,” says Julian. “We wanted to create familiar Tex-Mex foods, flavors you know, but serve them in a show stopping way.” For instance, trendy “noodle bowls” are steeped in history. Inspired by Beto’s childhood “fideo,” the roasted noodles are cooked in a broth and served with carnitas, shrimp, and more; just like mama used to make. “Noodle bowls go hand-in-hand with millennial trends, but are actually authentic to the way my dad grew up.” The cocktail menu is no exception, with Julian’s expert hand creating classic drinks with an updated twist that you will surely want to share on social media. For some of his favorites, Julian has chosen El Tesoro Tequila, whose award-winning liquid highlights the ingredients in each cocktail, and compliments each dish.


Liquid Nitrogen Margarita

2oz. Beto & Sons Private Label El Tesoro™ Reposado Tequila

1oz. Gran Marnier™ Cordon Rouge

10oz. Organic Agave & Lime Juice blend

1 Bar Spoon Encapsulated Passion Fruit Pearls

*We wanted to create an homage to the frozen margarita, which was invented in Dallas. The liquid nitrogen freezes the alcohol itself, creating a sorbet-like texture with no water to dilute your drink.

Agave Old Fashioned

2.5oz. Beto & Sons El Tesoro Reposado™ Tequila

1 Bar Spoon Organic Amber Agave Nectar

3 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

1 Dash of Orange Bitters

1 Orange Peel

*Mix all ingredients over ice and gently stir. Strain into rocks glass over a large cube and spritz orange essences from peel as garnish. A 100% pure, organic agave cocktail.


2oz. El Tesoro™ Blanco Tequila

.5oz. Aperol

.5oz. Lime Juice

5oz. Grapefruit Soda

Garnish with Tajin Rim and Lime Wheel

*Combine Tequila, Aperol and Lime Juice in tall glass over ice. Top with grapefruit soda and gently stir. Julian’s version of a Mexican Aperol Spritz.


El Tesoro de Don Felipe® 100% Agave Tequilas, 40% Alc./Vol. ©20__ Fielding & Jones, Ltd., Chicago, IL. Drink Responsibly.

Photography by: Beam Suntory