Home to some of Dallas' hottest eateries, Oak Cliff, especially its northern quadrant, is rapidly becoming one of the city's best dining destinations– offering a world of flavors packed into just a three-mile radius.
For Italian cuisine, it doesn't get any better than Lucia– one of the most talked-about restaurants in the city and the place that put Oak Cliff on the foodie map. There's also newcomer– Ten, a pigeon-hole sized spot ladling out the best ramen in town. But don’t just take our word for it–ask the hordes of happy slurpers who line up for a fix of the popular Japanese noodle dish every day.
If the crowds are too thick at Ten, then hit BBBop Seoul Kitchen R&D for ramped bibimbap and killer Korean fried chicken.
Craving Mexican food? No problema. Mesa turns out the best Veracruz-style fare this side of the border, and for Northern Mexican eats and mammoth-sized margaritas to match, El Ranchito can't be missed.
In the mood for something entirely different, say pig's trotter served with fermented strawberry preserves? Then wander over to Small Brewpub, where house-made microbrews team up with an adventurous menu of decidedly high-end delicacies at refreshingly low end prices.
How about barbecue done differently too? Smoke, located adjacent to the retro-cool Belmont Hotel, fires up a slew of wood-grilled hits, ranging from coffee-cured beef brisket to fully-loaded burgers and pit-roasted cabrito.
And these don't even cover half of the good eats to be found in this foodie 'hood. But if you're going to narrow down the list, make sure to add the following restaurants to your dining itinerary.