Don Benito’s Cocina y Cantina, a new Mexican restaurant from the owners of Tio’s Tex-Mex and Tia’s Taco Hut, is scheduled to open July 5 at Brooks City Base on the Southeast Side.

The menu ranges from comforting Tex-Mex classics like tortilla soup, menudo, tacos dorados and cheese enchiladas to interior standards like chicken with mole sauce, Pescado a la Veracruzana and cochinita pibil. Grilled specialties include rib-eye steak, baby-back ribs and a parrillada mix of fajitas, shrimp, sausage and nopales.

Taco choices include al pastor, barbacoa, carne guisada, shrimp and birria with braised beef and cheese. Among the seven kinds of enchiladas are poblano chicken, beef picadillo and Santa Fe stacked enchiladas.

In addition, Don Benito’s will have a full bar with a selection of Mexican beers, specialty mezcal cocktails, Mexican bloody marys and frozen margaritas.

The restaurant is the latest project from San Antonio restaurateurs Benny and Lisa Costello, whose other restaurants include Tio’s Tex-Mex, Tia’s Taco Hut, Gulf Coast Fish House, Mr. C’s Fried Chicken & Waffles and Hometown Burger.

In its first week, Don Benito’s will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily, with plans to add lunch hours and additional dinner hours afterward.

Don Benito’s Cocina y Cantina, 2402 SE Military Drive, Suite 105