100 Favorite Dishes, No. 96: Elotes: Everywhere

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To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me.

I'm not going to spend a second trying to point out Dallas' best Elotes rendition; the Mexican street food's greatness is derived partly from its ubiquity.

That it's a perfect dish helps, too. Warm, sweet corn hit with mayo and sour cream for body, dried cheese for umami and salt, and lime and hot sauce for acid, make for a balanced and compelling flavor profile. Whether you like the sexed up version served at Velvet Taco or prefer yours from a tired cart in a Styrofoam cup, you should thank the gods that elotes are available everywhere.

Hungry for more? Check back every morning for another dish, and download our Best Of App for Android and iPhone for more picks on the go.


No. 100: The Cleaver and Block Burger at NHS Tavern
No. 99: The Bone Marrow at the Meddlesome Moth
No. 98: Arepas at Zaguan Latin Cafe
No. 97: Jalapeno Poppers at City Tavern


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5 comments
Kasey Thompson
Kasey Thompson

I can't stand the mayo, so this pleases me.  I'll have to ask for that next time.

emmma
emmma

Fuel City has the best!

Andrew Gunter
Andrew Gunter

Only white people or cheap carts use mayo on their elotes. Mexican crema is the real deal.

MKAE
MKAE

Sometimes I want Elotes without the corn...what?

twinwillow
twinwillow

Although I don't eat it that often, I did like the elotes served at Velvet Taco.

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