Sanchez Panaderia y Taqueria

Venue Info

Tucked away on a back road in the Lake June section of South Dallas at the edge of the Great Trinity Forest, Sanchez Panaderia y Taqueria specializes in the lamb barbacoa typical of Hidalgo state in Eastern Mexico. The weekend-only restaurant’s signature dish is an herbaceous, tender meat wrapped in maguey leaves. The dish is ordered by the pound and is presented in an ornate chafing dish. Handmade tortillas, garnishes, and salsa accompany the meat. Adventurous eaters can also order pancita -- essentially a Mexican haggis. Whatever you request, arrive early -- Sanchez gets crowded toward lunchtime -- bring cash, and start with a bowl of consommé punctuated with chickpeas and rice. If you get lost while trying to find Sanchez, fret not. The neighborhood is dotted with barbacoa joints, including Barbacoa Agave #2’s big sister. Barbacoa, like tacos or food in general, should be an adventure.

Dallas

Sanchez Panaderia y Taqueria

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Tucked away on a back road in the Lake June section of South Dallas at the edge of the Great Trinity Forest, Sanchez Panaderia y Taqueria specializes in the lamb barbacoa typical of Hidalgo state in Eastern Mexico. The weekend-only restaurant’s signature dish is an herbaceous, tender meat wrapped in maguey leaves. The dish is ordered by the pound and is presented in an ornate chafing dish. Handmade tortillas, garnishes, and salsa accompany the meat. Adventurous eaters can also order pancita -- essentially a Mexican haggis. Whatever you request, arrive early -- Sanchez gets crowded toward lunchtime -- bring cash, and start with a bowl of consommé punctuated with chickpeas and rice. If you get lost while trying to find Sanchez, fret not. The neighborhood is dotted with barbacoa joints, including Barbacoa Agave #2’s big sister. Barbacoa, like tacos or food in general, should be an adventure.