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 the best Dallas spots to find traditional Mexican seafood - think grilled red snapper and cool ceviche (raw fish and seafood marinated and cooked in lime juice), are La Calle Doce - a reader favorite - Cafe Veracruz or Mesa.
If you're more in the mood for Mexican tacos, go to Taco Diner or Torteria Insurgentes, which also has delicious Mexico City-style tortas. If you want an elevated gourmet Mexican dinner, go to Javier's Gourmet Mexicano's which has a solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Mexican cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant Bishop Arts District area.
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