5 taco spots to check out in Dallas

Finding Dallas’ best taco restaurants can be quite difficult as there are so many options to choose from. Hidden gems are the most delicious options found in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Whether you are into trendy dishes, such as birria or fancy cocktails and sides to complement your dinner, there is a spot for everyone.

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Nicole Rivera, Contributing Writer

El Paisa 

10091 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75220 

El Paisa, also known as The Original Taco Stand, has been serving authentic Mexican cuisine since 1998. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner options at their nine locations – soon to be 10 – located throughout DFW. Every morning the chefs at El Paisa make their food fresh in their kitchens. The handcrafted taco recipes have been handed down for generations through the El Paisa family. They pride themselves on their authenticity and hospitality as they claim to offer the real taste of Mexico. 

 

Velvet Taco

11700 Preston Rd.

Dallas, TX 75206

Velvet Taco is considered a staple taco restaurant by many Dallasites. If you are interested in specialty tacos, Velvet Taco is the place for you. According to Velvet Taco’s website, their mission statement is to elevate tacos to something more than the traditional taco. Velvet Taco was founded on the idea that tacos do not have to be associated with Tex-Mex cuisine and can be made with the same care and quality as fine dining. Velvet Taco sees the tortilla as their canvas and cooking as their artform. Velvet Taco has over 20 different taco varieties such as their buffalo chicken and falafel tacos and they have vegetarian options. 

 

Mexican Sugar

3215 Regent Blvd.

Irving, TX 75063

Mexican Sugar is a Mexican and Spanish influenced restaurant with a unique flair. Mexican Sugar has a wide range of menu options made from scratch with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. A wood grill and an open kitchen experience allow guests to see the preparation of their food. The drinks are just as fresh and unique as their Spanish-inspired dishes. Mexican Sugar has many different taco options served with cilantro-lime rice and black beans. Options range from barbacoa and chicken to spicier options such as their habañero shrimp. You won’t be let down by whatever you try at Mexican Sugar.

 

Vidorra

2642 Main St.

Dallas, TX 75226

Vidorra Cocina de Mexico proudly serves delicious Mexican cuisine and is located in the heart of Deep Ellum. Vidorra is a colloquial term from Mexico for the good life. The restaurant provides customers with a wonderful experience as they enjoy their meal. This Mexican restaurant is for you if you enjoy fun music, modern décor and rooftop patios. Vidorra has a long drink menu that goes incredibly well with their specialty taco options. Their many unique taco options can fit anyone’s needs from vegans to meat lovers alike. Vidorra has a lively happy hour. Seats fill quickly as the restaurant transforms into a club at night.

 

Chilangos Tacos 

10777 Harry Hines Blvd. #130

Dallas, TX 75220 

Chilangos Tacos is the ultimate hidden gem. When you walk in, you immediately feel as if you are in Mexico City. The restaurant’s staff does a great job of making sure everyone feels welcome and often has a line wrapped around the building. Chilangos carries authentic Mexican beverages such as Jarritos and horchata that are paired well with their delicious menu selection. They have many options but their most popular taco is their birria which is only served on Saturday and Sunday.