100 Favorite Dishes, No. 47: Sour Cream Enchiladas At Mia's

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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.

The obsession borders on unhealthy. Sour cream enchiladas were new to me when I arrived in Dallas, and over the past year I've eaten way too many of them. Avila's, Hererra's, Manny's, Raffa's, the recently closed Matt's, Chuy's, Gloria's across multiple locations, Mi Cocina across multiple locations, Pepe and Mito's - my heart palpitates as I write this - all of these places serve the Tex-Mex staple and the best version is at Mia's.

The sauce is key. It needs a healthy dose of chicken stock and other flavors to mellow out the raw tasting sour cream. Hererra's sauce is a favorite - they serve it as a side and I've completely cracked out on it as a condiment - but Mia's boasts a similar sauce with better shredded chicken and less oily tortillas.

Trust me it's close but there can be only one favorite. Mia's may have taken second place in the brisket taco craze they helped create, but their sour cream enchiladas are spot on.

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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
No. 96: Elotes: Everywhere
No. 95: Dan-Dan Noodles at Royal China
No. 94: Smoked Ham Mac and Cheese at The Porch
No. 93: Chicken and Waffles at Jonathon's Oak Cliff
No. 92: Regina Margherita At Cane Rosso
No. 91: Devils On Horseback At The Chesterfield
No. 90: Ginger Soy Baby Back Ribs at Tei Tei Robata
No. 89: Croissants From Rush Patisserie
No. 88: The Reuben At The Cock & Bull
No. 87: The Brisket at Pecan Lodge
No. 86: The Roast Chicken At Bolsa
No. 85: Chicken-Fried Egg at Union Bear
No. 84: Brisket Tacos At Manny's
No. 83: The Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes at Smoke
No. 82: The Oxtail Ragout at Central 214
No. 81: The Italian Beef At Jimmy's
No. 80: Pulled Whole Hog BBQ Eggs Benedict at Smoke
No. 79: Veal Cheeks At Bijoux
No. 78: Sweet Shrimp At Yutaka
No. 77: Pho At Lemongrass
No. 76: Shanghai Buns at Jeng Chi Dumpling House
No. 75: Pepper Bomb At Goodfriend
No. 74:Veracruz Cafe's Sopa de Atlahua
No. 73: Fish and Chips at the Londoner
No. 72: Italian Combo At Carbone's
No. 71: Breakfast Schnitzel At Crossroads Diner
No. 70: Berkshire Pork Belly Buns at Howard Wang's Uptown
No. 69: Bolognese At Princi Italia
No. 68: Cabrito a la Parrilla at El Ranchito
No. 67: Kimchee French Fries At sSahm Food Truck
No. 66: Just About Any Burger At Off Site Kitchen
No. 65: St. Pete's Chili Dog
No. 64: Mesa's Enmoladas
No. 63: Pork and Octopus at Oak
No. 62: Spicy Crispy Wings At Malai
No. 61: Spicy Fish Soup At Korea House
No. 60: Deviled Eggs At R&D Kitchen
No. 59: Falafel At Fadia Bakery
No. 58: Bistec Con Queso At El Tizoncito
No. 57: The Burger At Local
No. 56: Patty Melt At NHS
No. 55: Guisado Verde Tacos At La Nueva Fresh And Hot
No. 54: CFS At All Good Cafe
No. 53: Ramen At Tei-An
No. 52: Fried Chicken At Sissy's
No. 51: Sampler Plate With Samoon at Judi Bakery
No. 50: Dolmas At Pera Turkish Kitchen
No. 49: The Sloppy Taco At Off Site Kitchen
No. 48: The Fried Bologna Sandwich At Maple And Motor

Location Info

Mia's Tex-Mex

4322 Lemmon Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Oops. It was supposed to be Fake Jon Daniel. Now it's no fun anymore.


Meh. Mia's is nothing but run-of-the-mill, bland, so-called Mexican food that causes gastronintestinal distress and induces sour-faced misanthropy. I've eaten street food in Peru, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan and and East Timor, and never have I had "food" that so consistently gave me the trots. (Hint: that's what sophisticated people get instead of the shits.) Here's a newsflash for the 90 percent of Dallasites who have never traveled beyond the city limits of their detestable hole: You want Mexican food, let me talke you to Minatitlan for the sublime tortas de imperialista, or perhaps we can head to Mapastetec for some delectable pico del hombre blanco de risa. You want the trots with a side of imperious scorn, come dine with me at Mia's. I'm always blogging about the abundant joys in my life, but this ain't one of them.

Scott Reitz
Scott Reitz

 It's most definitely Mia's on Lemmon Ave. Manny's sauce is not as good.


The headline says Manny's and then the article bestows the crown to Mia's. You can delete this comment after you fix it, if you want.

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