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This exciting Dallas Mexican-American nightspot offers gourmet dishes that are more Mexican than American. Pepe's and Mito's is a great way to experience nightlife in Dallas. The setting is freshly painted and spotless with Mexican American accents. Colors are bright and vibrant, while lighting is subdued to allow a special dining experience. Service is warm and friendly, anticipating your every need. Specialty dishes include Spinach and Mushroom Enchiladas, house-made Pork Tamales, Pollo al Mojo (juicy flattened chicken breast infused with garlic), and Garlicky Guiso (beef-onion-bell pepper stew in a dark, rich gravy). The homemade flour tortillas and sopapillas are outstanding.
This simple yet endearing joint serving Tex-Mex cuisine has been satisfying taste buds since 1981. The ambiance at the family-run restaurant is friendly and the food is excellent. Choose among their popular dishes such as Jack Hongos, Guacamole Salad, Lucychanga, and Spinach Quesadillas. If you're in for a quick meal, stick to the Luncheon Special. A favorite haunt of many movie stars and their fans, the only thing bigger than the eatery's reputation is the smile on their customers' faces.
You will feel like part of the family at this restaurant with mom and daughter in the kitchen and the sons running the front. The decor is traditional with a contemporary blend of Mexican accents. Avila's presents original dishes plus the traditional Mexican foods we all love. Tried and true specialties include their exquisite Mole and great Sour Cream-Poblano Spinach Enchiladas.
So close to the border, one would expect to find authentic Mexican food on every corner in Texas. Taquería El Si Hay definitely fits that bill. This small little food stand churns out authentic and delicious tacos with huge flavor. The big favorite here are their pork al pastor tacos, although you can get all the best kinds of meat at El Si Hay like barbacoa and lengua. For delicious street food just like you'll find on the other side of the Rio Grande for scarily similar prices, look no further.
Mario Alfaro is living his entrepreneurial dream by way of his namesake restaurant that opened its doors back in 2009. Specializing in authentic Salvadorian flavors, it was later influenced by Dallas' Tex-Mex dominated dining scene to include Mexican staples that cater to the local palate. Made from traditional family recipes, savor pupusas, banana leaf wrapped tamaesl, Yuca con Chicharon, or a sampler plate for all of the above and more. Enjoy one of the best happy hours in town with classical burritos, quesadillas, seafood and grills. The vibrant ambiance is nestled in a colorful patio of carnival-esque vibes and Latin hospitality.
Mi Cocina is a great Mexican restaurant and bar located in the Highland Park Village shopping center. The atmosphere is festive, colorful, and lively. The chic decor and friendly wait staff make this restaurant feel like a party whenever you walk in. The traditional Tex-Mex entrees are served with a touch of class. The enchiladas, flautas, nachos, quesadillas and fajitas are exceptional, while the tortilla soup is a bit unique-- it has peas! After your meal, stroll through the shopping center and window shop.
The menu at Via Real will appeal to both Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican food lovers alike. Grilled fresh fish is served daily and the Cancun plate, large Gulf Shrimp and bacon-wrapped scallops, comes complete with Spanish rice and black beans. Lighter fare includes Squash or Spinach Enchiladas, perfect for vegetarians, and classic favorites such as Tacos and Flan are also available. The main dining room is picturesque, with its flowing waterfall and courtyard-like decor.