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

Jorge's Tex Mex Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jorgestexmex.com/
  • Phone: 2147202211x
  • 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 2147202211x
  • Special Events: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Jorge's Tex Mex Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (27)good for groups (19)neighborhood gem (17)great for lunch (13)special occasion (11)fit for foodies (11)hot spot (9)late-night find (7)great for brunch (6)romantic (4)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Okay/Average
    RDChef
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The food was okay, but nothing spectacular. The only reason that I would return is if I were in the building again for a meeting.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TedBVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    As ever, best margaritas and salsa in Dallas! A fun group of Halloween revelers in costume were on the patio providing unobtrusive entertainment. First time with server Juan and he was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch and show
    Taylor
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The great thing about Jorge's is that it is just stone's throw from the Winspear, Wyly, Meyerson and the museums. We were seeing a matinee at the Wyly on Sunday so this was perfect to sit outside and get some food and drinks beforehand. The food was ok, but you can't beat the $1 mimosas (especially in this area). The wait staff was very attentive and very nice. Walked out of there with only a $14 tab (and that's with 4 mimosas, don't judge) and proceeded to the Wyly for a $11 vodka drink. I've also been to the bar before other downtown events and they make a stiff cocktail as well. Valet and have brunch here before your next downtown cultural experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really good mexican food
    ldaschaVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    And, a great value. We enjoyed a variety of entrees, lite and standard Mexican selections. Also, Jorge's has a wide selection of drinks. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Location, food, service & valet!
    Catsbrag
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Jorge's is an excellent place for dinner in the Arts District and it doesn't break the bank! Our group met here before attending a show at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. They do have valet service but it is only a few foot steps to the AT&T Performing arts district. The restaurant filled up quickly so I would suggest reservations if you have a scheduled event. Indoor seating is tight, booths or tables with additional ample seating outdoors. The service & food was excellent; servers are VERY attentive! While the menu has a wide variety of your typical Tex-Mex food with a variety of vegetarian choices, the taste fresh, an upscale presentation with some not so typical choices. The flan and Tres Leches Cake was divine! Moderate Prices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great TexMex in the Arts District
    dzimmerman86
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I've been to Jorge's multiple times now and it's always my downtown option when friends and family visit. The food is great and the staff has always been very friendly. It's also a short walk from the museums and Klyde Warren Park which makes it a great start to the night or end of your day meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just right before a concert
    jlaw2424pics
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had a full hour before attending a music event next door,but we were hungry and ordered full dinners. From taking the order to placing the meal on the table was 5 minutes. I am not joking, FIVE minutes. So we had a relaxed meal, which of course was delicious. Bravo, great job Jorge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night
    MichaelP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I have always enjoyed Jorge's, and it's especially good for a night in the Arts District. I've never had a meal I was unhappy with. That being said, I must say I was truly impressed with the staff and thankful for their flexibility and graciousness in allowing me to change my reservation not once, but twice in the same night due to unavoidable delays for some of our group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • goodtoknow
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The waiter suggested the fish tacos and they were excellent. Service, food, drinks: all excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TedBVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Above average Tex Mex fair in an Arts District setting. Evenings tend to be peopled with patrons attending performances at the nearby venues. Shuttle service is provided before and after performances. Jorge's has the best margaritas and the best salsa in town!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    elleg929
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was excellent as well as the service. The prices were very reasonable, especially considering the location.
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  • Fantastic Service
    HappySurprise
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We chose Jorges because we were seeing a play at the Wyly theater. Haaving never been to the restaurant before, we did not know what to expect. It was a pleasant surprise. Our waiter was very friendly and considerate and the food was excellent. The atmosphere was a little lacking, in my opinion, but it was a great choice for our purposes. We were quite happy with the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The service was great. The fish tacos were excellent. Good ambient noise level but not too loud, we could still hear each other without yelling. It was not freezing like most restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Show favorite
    GeekinTX
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    With covered (free if validated) parking nearby and a short walk to the Winspear, this has become a favorite place to eat lunch or dinner before a show. During our most recent experience, their air conditioning wasn't working. They'd brought fans inside and were doing their best to keep it cool. We considered going elsewhere, but decided to stay. It got a little warm toward the end, but wasn't too bad. Probably downright cool compared to what it must have been like in the kitchen!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprisingly good
    sharonVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Yes, It's Tex-Mex, but the beef, chicken and salmon were cooked well. Salsa could be more interesting than the blender version they have, but chips are crisp and not too thick. Passion fruit and mango margaritas were quite good, as well. Service was more than attentive. An overall good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Brunch with Mimosas!
    LuvMexican
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a wonderful brunch Sunday morning out on the patio next to the fountains. There was a cool breeze and I felt like I was in Mexico! The staff were VERY attentive, professional and pleasant to talk to. Finally, the food was fabulous!!! Very authentic just like in Mexico. Luv, luv, luv this place. Oh yeah, the Mimosas were great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible service on Friday night
    Jenna
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Happy with food and service on prior visits. This time, the waitress couldn't get simple drink order correct (straight gin, whiskey sour with Jack) so bartender had to come out to clarify the order. Ordered appetizer and asked waitress to take our dinner order when it was delivered. Appetizer came, we finished it, waitress was nowhere to be found. The hostess finally realized we had no food or drinks and took our food order. Food finally came after a long delay and was barely warm. Ordered extra tortillas, which the waitress remembered to put on our tab, but didn't remember to actually give to us. Drinks were never refilled, never were asked how our food was. Had to chase down another server for check. Whole ordeal took 85 minutes.
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  • Amazing food and service!
    pradaboy
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jorge's Tex Mex Cafe
    BigAl
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 361 reviews are from the Jorge's Tex Mex Cafe reviews archive.
  • Before the Theatre
    hatetocook
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Casual Tex-Mex steps away from the theatre district. Food, chips, salsa all fresh as tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • West Tex Mex
    Progers
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip if looking for real tex-mex
    atpvVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
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  • Very Good Cheese Enchiladas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Home-Style Tex-Mex
    conejita
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere were all enjoyable. Great place for Arts District activities.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new favorite
    BobE
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prior to performance
    JasonPsyD
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Decent but not great
    BethanyInDallas
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good night
    BigWally
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • susan
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Just added new umbrella to their outside sitting area,
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  • Best fajitas ever
    TraveldivaVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Awesome fajitas. Blackberry margaritas are great and the tres le he's is out of this world.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Experience
    DinnerandShow
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    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!
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    Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    GalTexasNorth
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Tex/Mex in the center of arts
    John
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Before DTC Show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Avoid The Cocktails!
    FirstTimer
    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.
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  • Great Arts District location
    EBrown
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Dined here with friends after a day in the Arts District. It was not crowded, food and service were good!
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  • Restaurant was great...
    foodie57VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate