In Dallas in 1991 Bob McNutt, Ray Washburne, Dick Washburne and Tex-Mex veteran Michael “Mico” Rodriguez – joined together to develop a new idea in traditional Mexican restaurants. They opened Mi Cocina (My Kitchen) in a modest 12 table space in the Preston Forest neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. The uniquely upscale Tex-Mex restaurant placed an emphasis on using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients complemented by warm, friendly and professional service. This winning combination soon had diners lining up outside the door. As word spread and loyal customers grew, a second location in Dallas opened in Highland Park Village just two years later and a Tex-Mex restaurant legend was born.