Nothing beats the Texas summer heat in Dallas better than a trip to the local taqueria. Velvet Taco is the perfect place to quench your thirst for fresh, handmade tacos and cool, refreshing summer beverages like margaritas and sangria.
This popular taco joint is serving up some of the most unique tacos in all of "Big D," and it's open all day! Did we mention that all of their ingredients are made in-house and fresh, using local products and old-world roasting techniques?
Velvet Taco at night — Photo courtesy of Velvet Taco
Sample the standard menu items or take advantage of their fun WTF (Weekly Taco Feature), with past items including a taco made with poached shrimp, rice noodle salad tossed in a ginger soy vinaigrette, Fresno chiles and fresh peanuts, all served in a lettuce wrap.
Diners can try one (or more!) of many regular staple menu items that are divided by type of meat (chicken, pork, beef or fish) or veggies.
Hardcore taco traditionalists will love Tex-Mex specialties like the #2 (rotisserie chicken, white queso, roasted corn pico, cilantro and roasted poblano salsa served on a corn tortilla) and the #11 (grilled flank steak, portabello, white queso, grilled red onion and Mexican oregano served on a corn tortilla).
True foodies will enjoy the wide variety of unique tacos, such as the #3 (crispy tikka chicken, spicy pepper sauce, buttered cilantro basmati rice, crema and Thai basil on a flour tortilla); the #4 (Israeli couscous, parsley-mint pesto, tzatziki, roasted portabello, grilled halumi cheese, pickled fresnos and micro greens served on a lettuce wrap); and the #10 Texas burger (with peppered bacon, smoked cheddar, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickle and Velvet sauce served on a flour tortilla).
Fish taco enthusiasts can choose from Southern comfort food favorites like the cornmeal fried oysters taco and the shrimp and grits taco, or go for something totally light like the ahi poke (raw) taco.
Cornmeal fried oysters taco at Velvet Taco — Photo courtesy of Velvet Taco
If you're more of a breakfast taco kind of person, then you'll be delighted to try the popular brunch menu items that are served all day, including the barbacoa beef and egg frittata taco and the always-fun "Hangover Burger," a taco comprised of a ground beef patty, red chili mayo, pepper jack cheese, farm egg, poblano tomato chutney and blistered shishitos served on a flour tortilla.
Pair your tacos with a freshly made sangria or margarita, and don't forget the sides! Velvet Taco specializes in "elote-style" roasted corn and roasted potatoes.
The atmosphere at Velvet Taco is laid back, cool and casual, so feel free to throw on your flip-flops or ball cap and head on down to this taco joint done Dallas style.
During the weekdays, it opens at 10 a.m. On weekends, Velvet Taco opens at 9 a.m. and stays open until 4 a.m.