From the moment it debuted last month, The Mexican has secured its place as the most beautiful Mexican restaurant in Dallas. The spectacular interiors and designer details in every subtly themed room are right at home within the borders of Dallas’ luxury-minded Design District showrooms. Expect exceptional service to match the high-end menu items that make this a special-occasion destination for anyone who thinks $24 to $30 for a plate of enchiladas without sides is extravagant. But the food lives up to the hype thanks to thoughtful presentations, all utilizing the highest quality ingredients. Standout plates include Lobster Elotes, Pan-seared Jumbo Scallops and Shrimp, and the Filet and Bone Marrow Tacos that utilize the bone itself as a vessel for onions, cilantro, and fresh lime to liven up the meaty filling. An elaborate and extensive tequila library ensures The Mexican’s longevity as a drinking destination, too—the patio’s gorgeous, to boot—so try a signature margarita (also called The Mexican) for $15 or splurge on the Pancho Villa Margarita for a cool $250.
This ambitious new restaurant is stunning, both inside and out. Between the main dining room, three private dining rooms, the tequila-heavy bar, and the cigar bar, there’s a lot of ground to cover. But when fresh air is calling your name, the patio is the place to be. Tile floors, wooden tables, green furnishings, and potted succulents create an airy atmosphere in the heart of the city, while heaps of tacos and Margaritas complete the picture-perfect scene.