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Best Mexican Food In Dallas / Fort Worth

Every Mexican restaurant is a little different. Each offers its own variations of the classics – tacos, enchiladas, margaritas, and even salsas. Lovers of south of the border cuisine will want to check out these favorite North Mexican restaurants.


Joe T. Garcia's

2201 N. Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 626-4356

The scenery and atmosphere are great at Joe T's. Enchiladas or Fajitas - those are your only options. The food, served buffet style, isn't the reason most folks make the trip to this Fort Worth original. While some folks rave about the refried beans, most everyone agrees the fantastic 'Texas' atmosphere, great patio and tasty margaritas are the main reasons that Joe T's belongs on the 'tops' list.


Los Vaqueros

2629 North Main
Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 624-1511

This place has a lot of charm. It's a family owned restaurant with really authentic food. Enchiladas come with a taco and are served perfectly.  Folks rave about the sour cream chicken enchiladas and avocado chicken salad. In addition tot he food, diners are entertained by a small music group that will perform at your table. Good times are had by all!



5301 Alpha Road, Suite 80
Dallas, TX 75240
(972) 233-5656

Maximo site across from the Galleria in Dallas and the place takes 'creative' to new heights. Meals start with three very  different and delicious salsas. The Pescado Rojo, a dish with red snapper, shrimp and Veracruz sauce, doesn't disappoint. The Mexican Lasagna is a delicious layering of pulled chicken, tortillas, onions, mango and chorizo. And just FYI, the restaurant serves an award winning, literally, margarita -  try the Maximo Heat for a bit of  jalapeno kick.


Javier's Gourmet Mexicano

4912 Cole Avenue
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 521-4211

While Javier's offers more traditional Mexican food, the Uptown location is a great place to people watch. But you have to eat so, cough up the nearly $30 and get the Filete Cantinflas. The tenderloin is sliced, stuffed with cheese and butter and topped with a chile mulatto sauce. The ceviche is fresh and marinated perfectly. The Cordorniz a la Talla (charbroiled quail), marinated in a chili ancho and garlic sauce, is fantastic. Before leaving, head to the cigar room to wrap up the experience.

El Paisa

El Paisa

2801 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021
(817) 481-1111
3125 Ira E. Woods Avenue
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 481-1115

Expect chips served hot with homemade salsa. The Steak Fajita Torta Dinner is a belly buster and taste pleaser. Tacos are great at this authentic restaurant and there are raves bout the tacos and caldo de res (beef soup). And any item served with their roasted pork is a winner. Both locations also serve breakfast and a large, flavorful breakfast burrito runs less than $3! While the prices are more than affordable, don't come with plastic, El Paisa only takes cash.

Fuel City Tacos

Fuel City Tacos

801 S. Industrial Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 426-0011

Okay, yes the name is Fuel City and rightfully so since the taco 'stand' is inside a gas station.The tacos are small but darn tasty. The Picadillo with ground beef, potatoes and onions is fantastic. The barbacoa taco, with steamed roast beef, is dripping with juice and a crowd pleaser. Wrap up the meal by stopping by the corn stand where a lady will serve you corn, sour cream, hot sauce and cheese in a cup! Yes you should eat this on the way to the cardiologist, but who cares!


La Familia

841 Foch St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 870-2002

The fajitas are fantastic and offered two different ways - regular or spicy. Every entree is severed with homemade bean or chicken soup. Surprisingly, there are no pork selections on the menu, but pork fajita tacos are offered regularly as the special. Expect delicious chicken enchiladas. Don't reach for a salt shaker if you see flames at the next table, someone is just being served their frozen margarita - which is served on fire, naturally!


Desperados Mexican Restaurant

4818 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 363-1850

This is Texas and the folks at Desperado have taken the love of brisket and created a near perfect taco. The Desperado Taco is creative and fantastic. The taco consists of a soft fried tortilla filled with fajita meat, cheese, pico de gallo and a slice of avocado. The Pollo San Lorenzo (chicken sauteed in olive oil with garlic and cilantro) is great. On the the weekend breakfast is served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.


Los Molcajetes Mexican Restaurant

4320 Western Center Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76137
(817) 306-9000

The Monterey Chicken was grilled perfectly, moist, and covered with cheese, caramelized onions and peppers. Fantastic! The Los Molcajetes Especial is a fan favorite for a reason. Your plate comes with beef or chicken fajitas, shrimp and a grilled quail. Don't leave without trying the sopapillas that come covered with caramel, whipped creme, cinnamon and sugar.

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