Authentic Mexican Restaurants
Dallas' top 10 Authentic Tex-Mex Spots
You can't visit Dallas without trying some of the true, authentic Mexican food the city has to offer. Take your taste buds on a journey with tastes from Mexico, savoring traditional and creative dishes right here in Dallas.
Who doesn’t love a good history lesson? We sure do! Located on Cole Avenue in Uptown, Javier’s will take your taste buds to Mexico City. This restaurant opted to stay true to the flavors of Mexican heritage, offering authentic dishes like Filete Cantinflas and the Mayan Style Pork. Come for the food, stay for the culture.
Meso Maya Comida y Copas has been the home for exquisite food from Veracruz, Mexico since its debut in Dallas. This restaurant brings dishes from Central and Southern Mexico to your front door with a menu full of flavorful dishes like Mole Poblano enchiladas and thirst quenching cocktails like the avocado margarita. Visit the flagship location on McKinney Ave., or one of their other six locations when you’re in town.
Let’s eat tacos! El Come Taco is one hole-in-the-wall taqueria you shouldn’t pass up. You can find this gem off a Fitzhugh Avenue, close to the Knox-Henderson area. You’ll get a taste of savory meats, onion and cilantro stacked on a homemade corn tortilla - a Mexican street taco sanctuary is what it should be called if you ask us.
Looking for that at-home feeling? Look no further than Desperados Mexican Restaurant. This historic Greenville Avenue eatery, covered in celebrity memorabilia, invites you in with open arms. Here you’ll find a large menu offering a little bit of everything from Mexico. With specialties like the delicious Guacamole, tangy Steak Argentina, world famous Desperados Tacos and Terlingua Champion Chili, it’s no wonder they’ve been in business since 1976.
This Texas-only chain is for the Tex-Mex lovers that want try something new. Gloria’s Latin Cuisine offers all your favorite Tex-Mex combinations with a Salvadorian twist. The menu is a cross between south of the border classics like Chimichangas and innovative Salvadorian dishes like Carne Adobada. Leave room for dessert and try the Honey Banana and Tres Leches!
If you have a torrid love affair with Mexican food, Campuzano’s is the spot for you. Head to the Oak Lawn neighborhood to find this local favorite. The Chile Relleno is a must-try followed by the signature Diablo Shrimp – talk about a party of flavors! The generous portions here will leave you with plenty to take home and snack on later.
Tipico's is the typical spot for homestyle Mexican food. Not Tex-Mex, not gourmet, just good ol' homestyle food. The no frills joint makes you feel as if you were at your abuelita’s house. From the adventurous items like Tripa and Lengua, to the classic like quesadillas and burritos, Tipico’s needs to be on your list. Oh, we almost forgot about their Menudo Sundays – yum!
Located in the Design District, El Bolero plays no games when it comes to authentic, regional Mexican food. Just one taste and you’ll be sweating over blistering salsas and relishing the braised achiote pork in the Cochinita Pibil. What you'll find here is food both rustic, hearty and electric in flavor, with its many creative dishes on the menu.
If you’re looking for something from the sea, look no further than La Calle Doce. This family-owned and operated restaurant in East Dallas, specializes in Mexican seafood. Signature dishes such as Pescado a la Parilla, Ceviche and Camarón a la Veracruzana will have you wishing you discovered it sooner. All aboard!