Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 45: La Nueva Fresh and Hot

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There are many tortillerias in Dallas, but few of them make tortillas as good as La Nueva Fresh and Hot. And many tortillerias serve tacos around town, but they're seldom this delicious. The Webb Chapel road tortilla factory and take-out is one of Dallas' best taquerias, even if eating there is not without challenges.

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First there's the heat, which at the height of summer can be stifling. It grabs you when you walk in the door and squeezes, and it's only worse when the massive twittering tortilla machine is processing masa. It's a wonder the employees can tolerate working there. And yet they're there every day, doling out bags of tortillas by weight to a steady stream of customers who take them home and do delicious, untold things with them.

The tortillas are soft and pliable with a pillowy consistency that's rare in corn tortillas. They're light, almost ethereal and perfect when stuffed with a hearty guisado verde stew. Don't worry about the lack of seating: Your taco will disappear long before your feet get tired while you eat off the trunk of your car. And don't forget some chips and salsa for the road. They're both made in-house and the latter comes in several varieties. Say goodbye to Tostitos and grocery-store salsa. You don't need them any longer.

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No. 48: 20 Feet Seafood Joint
No. 47: Taj Chaat House
No. 46: Mot Hai Ba

Location Info

La Nueva Fresh & Hot

9625 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant


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6 comments
G_David
G_David

I work 5 minutes from here and stop in for lunch to go quite often.  I've never been overwhelmed by the heat, but the tortilla machine has never been running during the lunch hour when I'm there.  Their guisado verde taco is in my top one of all Dallas tacos. 

yoka
yoka

Sounds delicious, but I think I'll wait till the first frost to pay 'em a visit.

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

Great tacos.  Best chicharrones tacos I have ever tasted.

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

Yes, the temperature inside the shop during our summer months can be unbearable but, the corn tortillas made there are incomparable and make the whole experience worthwhile.

scott.reitz
scott.reitz moderator

@Twinwillow I wish it was close enough to home to pick up tortillas on the way home from the grocery.


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