The Nine Best Tex-Mex Restaurants In Dallas
Hang onto your pants. It's time to lay out or favorite Tex-Mex restaurants -- an endeavor that consistently draws as passionate a comment stream as any burger post.
Pepe & Mito's (Pictured above)
This Deep Ellum mainstay won last year's award for Best Tex-Mex in Dallas with homemade tortillas, great Margaritas, tacos and tamales. With a warmer than normal winter expected you should hit up the patio before a night out on Elm Street, or come back in the morning for a serious brunch-based remedy to all that ails you.
Urban Rio broke out on the scene this year with hand-crafted ingredients, clean tasting food, and a massive dining room that's packed on weekend evenings with Plano locals. For the amount of work the kitchen puts into their dishes, from the hand-made tortillas to the fresh salsas, the menu provides a great value.
The old Herrera's on Maple Avenue will always have a place in my heart. I wish the new dining room had half the romance as the old space that was memorialized in National Geographic, but I suppose it's nice I don't have to endure an hour-long wait for my sour cream enchiladas.
This north Dallas restaurant is new to the scene and bills itself as an authentic Mexican restaurant, but there's excellent chips and salsa on every table, queso and guacamole if you order it, and fajitas, enchiladas and tacos too. Don't sleep on the earthy pazole -- it's one of the best renditions in Dallas.
1000 14th St., Plano, TX