10 Best Mexican Restaurants in Dallas: From Refreshing Ceviches to Mouthwatering Moles

Denise Brandenberg

By , Local Expert, Dallas
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If you're in the mood for Mexican cuisine - and we don't mean Tex-Mex - you're in luck because Dallas has some of the best Mexican spots on this side of the border! The truth is that most people (including Texans!) mistake Tex-Mex dishes like nachos, crispy tacos and fajitas for Mexican food. Mexican cuisine is a whole world away from these types of foods, as it features some of the most gourmet dishes in the world.

This type of cuisine is comprised of fresh seafood, vegetables, grilled meats and delicious sauces, such as mole, made from chiles and chocolate. Mexican cuisine is actually light, refreshing and healthy. Some of...  Read more »

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    Javier's Gourmet Mexicano

    Javier's Gourmet Mexicano is a Dallas establishment and a place to see and be seen.

    Local Expert Tip: "Javier's also features one of Dallas's best cigar bars in a separate lounge area. "

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    La Calle Doce

    • Cuisine: Latin, Mexican, Seafood
    • Average Main Course Price: $15
    • Neighborhood: Bishop Arts District

    La Calle Doce has the best Mexican ceviche on this side of the border.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you're not in the mood for a margarita, try a michelada (beer with tomato juice and lime juice over ice)."

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    Veracruz Cafe

    Veracruz Cafe has one of the best moles in Dallas - a perfect blend of spice and sweetness.

    Local Expert Tip: "Family-owned eatery presents gourmet slant on traditional Mexican cuisine, seafood."

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    • Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
    • Average Main Course Price: $25
    • Neighborhood: Oak Cliff

    Mesa has one of the best authentic moles in Dallas!

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the signature dish - the Chicken Mole Mama Cata."

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    Marquez Bakery, Tortilla Factory and Restaurant

    El Ranchito is more than just a Mexican restaurant - it's a Mexican experience.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't leave without getting some fresh tortillas to go."

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    Torteria Insurgentes

    Torteria Insurgentes has the best Mexican street food in Dallas - you'll feel like you're in Mexico City.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't miss the green salsa - Delicioso!"

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    Komali Restaurant

    Komali Restaurant is the best place in Dallas for Mexican tapas and exquisite margaritas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Order the Tamarind Margarita!"

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    Taco Diner

    Taco Diner serves some of the best authentic Mexican tacos in Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Order the fish tacos."

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    Avila's Restaurant

    • Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
    • Average Main Course Price: $10
    • Neighborhood: Love Field

    Avila's Restaurant has a cool, Mexican vibe along with delicious mole.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the brisket gorditas. "

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    Iron Cactus - Dallas

    Iron Cactus has both style and flavor. It's the perfect downtown spot for authentic Mexican cuisine.

    Local Expert Tip: "For a unique treat, order the cornbread crusted pescado. "



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