By Steven Lindsey
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Mexican Restaurants

Dallas-Fort Worth’s Best

than 100 local greats, but we only have room for a baker’s dozen.

To be honest, we could’ve easily spiced up your life with no fewer

find any taquerias, food trucks, or street carts.

So for the sake of framing the content of this list, you won’t

dishes,  a welcoming vibe, and salsas that will make you weep. 

Instead, only noteworthy full-service restaurants with standout 

Multiple locations

El Fenix

In a city where even trendsetting restaurants disappear without a trace, this Tex-Mex chain has truly defied the odds with its 100+ year history.

Multiple locations

Gabriela's & Sofia's

The shrimp enchiladas shine as does the all-day-everyday breakfast offerings for that brunchtime vibe seven days a week.


Herrera's Tex-Mex

Celebrating 50 years in business this year, Herrera’s Tex-Mex has been a family-owned favorite since the doors first swung open back in 1971. 

Oak Lawn

Jalisco Norte

Stop by the bar for a fine mezcal and a little menu perusal before settling into your table at this sophisticated Oak Lawn outpost. 

Lovers Lane


Standout dishes include salmon al pastor, short rib enchiladas, and tempura-battered soft shell crab with a rich carrot mole. 

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