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Jorge's Tex Mex Cafe
Jorge's Tex Mex Cafe

Jorge's Tex Mex Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jorgestexmex.com
  • Phone: (214) 720-2211
  • Hours of Operation: Mon-Wed. 11a-8p Thur-Sat 11a-11p Sun 11a-7p
    THUR-SAT Bar open till midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Jorge A. Veloz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We will customize any menu to forfill your catering needs. Please contact our General Manager Juan Torres at jtorres@jorgestexmex.com or
    214-720-2211. Also be sure to check out our catering menu online at jorgestexmex.com
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a 17 person private room which includes a tv. Perfect room for meetings, power point presentations and or birthday parties and showers.
  • Private Party Contact: Michelle Mireles (214) 720-2211
  • Special Events & Promotions: WEEKEND BRUNCH-Sat&Sun 11a-4p $1 mimosas!
    HAPPY HOUR Mon-Fri 2-6!
    $5 MARGARITA MONDAYS! All day (expect top shelf) Monday's are made for Jorge's house made margaritas
    1/2 off all day WINE bottles on Tuesdays

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ross
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Monday- Friday Complimentary Lunch Valet till 3:00pm and $5 for Dinner
    Saturday- Sunday $5 Brunch Lunch and Dinner

    $5 Self parking is also available.
A word from Jorge's Tex Mex Cafe
This family-owned and operated restaurant has been serving up Tex-Mex cuisine since 1957. Come enjoy the flavors of genuine FRESH made to order Tex Mex, such as our one of a kind queso, individually grilled crispy tacos, chile rellenos grilled in egg whites, hand made tamales, and made daily Jorge's famous SALSA. All this and breakfast plates all day! Also don't forget to try our made from scratch margaritas and mojitos. Last but not least..dessert..such as our delicious tres leches and creamy flan. We are located in One Arts Plaza, Dallas' newest and exciting addition to the Arts District. Not required but we recommend you make a note on the reservation if you are attending an Art's District Performance. We also reccommend making you're reservation at least 2 hours before showtime. We look forward to serving you!
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Diner Reviews
  • "My family and I stopped in here for catching a show at the Wyly Theater and it was so worth it! Everyone in our party ordered a different dish so we could all try each others and everything we had was amazing! We also ordered a flight (sampler) of 5 margaritas. Each one of the 5 different flavors was delicious! Our waiter was great, he was very friendly and attentive. The decor or the restaurant is nice as well. Another big plus for me was the restrooms! I love when restaurants have nice restrooms and Jorge's has just that! I will definitely be visiting Jorge's again in the future!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The location of the café and ease of getting there was outstanding (we ate there before a performance at the Wyly). The service was good. My only complaint was the food was marginal at best, and the drinks were just ok."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Casual Tex-Mex steps away from the theatre district. Food, chips, salsa all fresh as tasty."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Nestled in the corner of a high-rise office building on Routh Street at the east end of the Arts District in Downtown Dallas, Jorge's is a great place for brunch, lunch, or dinner. In addition to the well-appointed dining area, there is also an ample patio in front with umbrellas and fans to keep it comfortable on nice days. I enjoyed Father's Day brunch there with my wife and enjoyed the Huevos a la Mexicana--scrambled eggs with chopped onions, tomatoes, and serano peppers and sides of beans, potatoes, crisp bacon strips, and corn tortillas. My eggs were fluffy and cooked just right, bacon was crisp, and potatoes were tasty. I created my own burritos using the refried beans and tasty salsa wrapped in tortillas. Everything was excellent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was marginal, menu had few choices and presentation was definetely not appealing......one thing: great/fresh salsa but it is not worth the trip/visit."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Jorge's has a very nice decor. Not your typical Tex-Mex or chain restaurant that is overcrowded with decorations. Much more like Gloria's or Mario and Alberto's. So I rate it very highly there. The food was also very good. Every time I go to a new Tex-Mex restaurant, I have cheese enchiladas. This is my yardstick. The only cheese enchiladas I have had in Dallas that I enjoyed more (and it was very close) are those at Pappasito's. The service was also quick and friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "My husband really enjoyed the Carne-Guisada and we both loved the Sangria! Their chips were warm, and salsa was tasty - not too hot. My chicken tortilla soup was just ok, but the guac was also very good."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food, service and atmosphere were all enjoyable. Great place for Arts District activities."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We're bringing Mexican-food-loving friends from Phoenix here during their next Dallas visit. Each dish was fresh, flavorful and authentic. Preparation straight forward, not over-sauced. Seasonings are spot-on. Absolutely delicious. Service is attentive and friendly without being intrusive. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We found Jorge's when attending performances in the Dallas Arts District, and we enjoyed it so much we returned the next day to dine there again! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Relaxed late Saturday brunch before a little Beethoven in the City Performance Hall (nice venue, by the way). Reservation and arrived on time, pleasantly seated immediately at a table under Joswe's care. Very nice to be remembered, given we have not been in for around ten months. Entire staff very attentive to our needs. Busy, but not crowded or noisy. All food an beverage was very good. Very nice and relaxing hour of conversation prior to performance. We will likely repeat a bit later next week between performances. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "There are a lot of excellent Mexican food restaurants in town, but this one is not one of them. The food is fine, but I would not go out of my way for it. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "With most of the patrons sitting outside it was fairly quiet inside. This was our second time to eat here and the last time the place was crazy busy. And the staff struggled. On this trip, because it was slower we had great service. The food was good but not outstanding for Dallas. There was a chicken bone in an enchilada. The margaritas are outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Just added new umbrella to their outside sitting area, "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Awesome fajitas. Blackberry margaritas are great and the tres le he's is out of this world. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We really appreciate the valet service and our ticket validation in the restaurant. The friendly greeting we received from the valet team was great! However, the greeting from the hostess and server were just adequate. The food and drinks were outstanding and the food arrived very quickly, We were able to be seated at 7:00, eat, and still catch a ride to the Winspear in time for an 8:00 Beauty and the Beast performance with a few minutes to spare! Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The food was delicious with several vegetarian options. It is the perfect location and a quick walk from the DART and/or Museum district. The chips were warm and salsa fresh, but not spicy. I ordered the spinach enchiladas and Jorge's Real Deal Mojito. I will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Ate here before the opera because my mother was set on going here. Ate the chicken fajita salad. Lettuce not fresh, slightly toilety taste--I could taste the plate cleaning material. Chicken moist and warm but not seasoned properly. Overall super disappointed. Decent place if you're having a casual cafe/lunch and outside area is nice. But not what I was hoping for my pre opera dinner."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Very decent Tex/Mex very close to all the arts of the city. Ate here before the opera with family. The food was very good, the service excellent, the outdoor patio bustling but quiet. Highly recommended before a show, a concert, or any other artistic event--all within walking distance. And don't forget the cheap car park nearby."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My wife and I have now eaten at every place within walking distance of the Wiley and Jorge's was easily the worst. Ambiance is incredibly uninteresting. The service was underwhelming and the food was boring. On the positive side, the price was reasonable considering the location."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I'd never been before and chose the restuarant because of the close proximity to the Winspear. We ordered martinis which was a mistake. The martinis were filled with crushed ice and very watery. Considering the fact that we ordered them with Grey Goose, all three of us sent them back and requested no ice. The second round was a slight improvement but hardly a good martini considering the price. The food was fine. The waitress didn't seem overly concerned with our table and took her time with food and drinks."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Dined here with friends after a day in the Arts District. It was not crowded, food and service were good!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "But the lady at the table next to us was super annoying!! Not the restaurants fault obviously but it did effect our experience. We had ordered guacamole as an appetizer and a couple of Margaritas. The guacamole was good but we barely had two bites in and our entrees arrived super duper quick. Since this restaurant is near the theater district I'm sure the quickness is a result in most diners wanting to eat quick and go to their shows. But unfortunately for us, we weren't looking for a dine and dash night and the quickness made us wonder if our food was made to order or if it was pre-made and just scooped up and served. :( However the quick dinner did get us away faster from the extremely loud and chatty lady next to us."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "It was a cold and wet evening when we dined there prior to a DTC performance, and it was nice to come in from the weather. The service was good and quick, and the menu was varied enough to justify returning to try something different . We would like to come back and sit outside the next time!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Great place for dinner before symphony."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went to Jorge's Tex Mex Restaurant for Valentine's Day. She loves delicious food. The waiter knew I am deaf person and great communicate with me and my girlfriend. I saw beautiful outdoor with light. There had great view when I saw Red Box Light on Art Plaza near us. When we arrived, then the waiter asked us for drink then food. They were fast service. We loves delicious dessert and drink. I would recommended to my family, friends, deaf people, and YOU."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Made a reservation,showed up to the restaurant and was told that they were closed not taking anymore reservations and that I never made any reservations on open table. Seriously?"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Our party (7) had early reservations (in advance of a recital at city performance hall). Arriving a few minutes early, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and were taken immediately to our table, which was perfectly appointed in an alcove within the main dining area - private yet not secluded. We were given plenty of time to decide on plates and suggestions were offered as requested. As it happened, we all selected different plates. Everything came out hot and at the same time. But some were more happy with their selections than others - the mole, in particular, was a bit too sweet for our tastes. Three different margaritas were sampled- none were found to be above par. The service was quite attentive throughout, but never obtrusive."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "This was our first time to dine there. The service and food was great. The waiter was attentive, but not overly intrusive. We were a bit surprised that it was not packed for New Years Eve, but that actually worked out quite nice and allowed us to be very leisurely. We never felt pressured to leave. It is a very good and convenient place to eat prior to any events in the Arts District. The prices are quite reasonable. We will certainly go there again."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Everything was basically ok but nothing that would bring me back, except for the margurettas? Small space, uncomfortable tables,and very warm!!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We visited Jorge's downtown Dallas location prior to an evening at the City Performance Hall. The food was typical tex-mex, nothing particularly new or exciting, but not bad either. The restaurant itself is small and was full, but not overcrowded nor overly noisy. I'm glad we made reservations, however; not sure we'd have gotten in otherwise with a party of six. The service was nice, but not extraordinary. In other words, an okay dinner venue, but I won't rush back downtown just to eat there."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Another, on the way to DSO adventure. Young hostess seemed more together than past adventures... courteous & efficient. Quiet upon arrival, moderate noise level by departure, but still able to have great table conversation. We now have a name to go with the waiter we like and ask for his area at the time of reservation. His service was great, VERY attentive without being intrusive, and an infectious smile [Joswae(sp?)] . Food and beverage was excellent, once again (although we tried a round of the house pre-made margaritas for the first time, they were sent back - and are not recommended, stick with top shelf and you will be very pleased). Brisket enchiladas were very... very good again. All food items were attractive and tasty."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Felt a little rushed. We were in and out in 35 min. I was still eating when check was brought & chips taken away. We had plenty of time & never said we were in a hurry. Food was good, waiter was nice but since it wasn't busy he rushed us along."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "While our food was fresh and light (something you often cannot say about Mexican food) we were very surprised when the bill came and our skinny margaritas were $13 each. They were quite small and in no way worth that price. That will not keep me from returning but I will quiz my waiter more next time."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Jorge's is so convenient to the arts districts performance venues and they do a great job of getting folks in and out pre-show without making you feel rushed. Great margaritas, superior salsa (I could drink the stuff), and love the salmon tacos, brisket tacos and veggie enchiladas! Also love to stop in and sit at the bar for a drink and snack when I am down in the arts district during the week."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "This is the second time we have come here before a show. We are never rushed, the service is great, and the prices are fine (it's the cheapest place to eat in Arts Square). Our waitor recommended the brisket tacos; yum! It's not the fanciest place you'll ever go, but if you're looking for a quick bite before a show it's perfect."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We had a 6:00 reservation on a Sunday night prior to a performance at the AT&T Winspear Opera House, and arrived about 15 minutes early. There was another couple in front of us, and the hostess seemed at a loss as to how to proceed with seating them. The place was not full inside, and the patio outside was about half occupied. When we were finally seated, we had to flag down a server after 10 min. of waiting, just to get water and menus. We were then told we had to order everything at once because "the kitchen is very busy." Looking around, it was apparent the restaurant was not. We told the server that service to this point was poor and needed to improve, to which he replied "we are very busy." We left at that point."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "Great food with friendly, prompt service. The weather was wonderful and we ate outside on the patio. A terrific night for all. We'll be back and bring other friends to share the experience with us."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We ate here as for preshow dining. Through open table, we could only get an early reservation. The staff acted very rushed throughout the whole dinner. Our waiter was nice, but seemed as though he wanted us to order quickly and eat quickly. I had the lettuce wraps which were mainly beans with a small bit of beef and very small amount of cheese. The lettuce was cut incorrectly to make a taco, so I cut it into smaller pieces and made it a salad. The tall, thin glass with the margarita was so full of ice there was very little margarita to it. I would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "This time running much later than planned (almost an hour of construction zone nonsense). In and out in 25 minutes, very good brunch, great service, very attentive, and did not feel like we were rushing... even though we were. This will continue to be our pre or post DSO spot."
    Dined on 11/10/2013