La Calle Doce

La Calle Doce

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lacalledoce-dallas.com/
  • Phone: 2149414304
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Daily: 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room
  • Private Party Contact: Alma Rubio 2149414304
  • Entertainment: Live music Thursday through Sunday.

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from La Calle Doce
Since 1981 La Calle Doces has been serving the Dallas area delicious seafood and Tex-Mex made with the freshest ingredients. Signature dishes such as Pescado a la Parilla, Ceviche and Camarón a la Veracruzana have made such an impact that on August 6th, 1999 a second location was opened in Lakewood.
Guess can enjoy the rich culture of Coastal Mexico through the fresh and flavorful cuisine. Just 10 minutes from Downtown Dallas, La Calle Doce offers daily specials, friendly smiles, and a cozy atmosphere and traditional menu.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
La Calle Doce reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (12)great for outdoor dining (9)fit for foodies (8)good for groups (8)special occasion (6)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (3)romantic (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Very good.
    andyc
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Recommended by a friend, & we were not dissappointed. Will definately eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The reserved table for 7 was ready upon arrival. The food, service and live music were all excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too noisy, not enough help!
    HungryMike
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Experience was very disappointing. Went to La Calle Doce with another couple to celebrate our anniversary. They put us at a table in the bar area, next to the kitchen. The night was spent trying to speak over the noise of the bartender's blender and/or wait staff rushing past our table to and from the kitchen. The food was nothing special and they clearly did not have enough staff to handle the number of customers...I can't recommend La Calle Doce based on our experience and we won't be coming back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food for a great value
    CydFVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I had never been here before, and found it on Open Table when looking near Bishops Art District. The food was great, the portions large, good service and all for a great price. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Great Service & Food
    dmariemart
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have been going to La Calle Doce for 25 years+. The food has always been good, the service impeccable, and the setting comfortable. On this particular visit I tried the Mango Mojito. It's awesome! I also had the Tres Amigos seafood tacos. Yum! I'll continue to go back for another 25 years if I live so long!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We Love This Place
    Oilman
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    From the moment we were promptly and warmly greeted at the door, the dining experience was terrific. Victor, our waiter was engaging but not overbearing. Food arrived quickly, and was presented as expertly as it was prepared. It still feels like you are dining in someone's home, but that's kind of nice. We have dined at the Lakewood location and love it too, but for other good reasons. This is truly one of the best of Dallas.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Dallas Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    What a wonderful find for us! The food was fabulous and Alma, our server was AMAZING! She's been at the restaurant for 25 years - that tells you not only what a fabulous restaurant it is but also how this family-owned restaurant has loyal, dedicated employees! The ceviche and paella were absolutely delectable! And the icing in the cake was being serenaded by the wandering guitar artist! Overall it was a great start to a wonderful evening! We will definitely be going back! Oh, and try the margaritas with a shot of sangria! Yum! Hats off to Alma and the entire La Calle Doce family for a wonderful dining experience! 👏😊
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time
    whiskey1
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Wondering why it has taken me so long to visit La Calle Doce. I've been by the Oak Cliff spot many times. Met a special friend for dinner, she picked it by the way. I've never been big on Mexican seafood. Well, I am now! The Filete De Mojarr was delicious. I'll definitely be back to try the other seafood items. The hostess was a sweetie especially when she saw it was my first visit. Our waiter, Don Peter, was the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JBWahoo
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    A great evening was had by all. Food was excellent and staff friendly and fun. Eight of us were all dressed up in 1920s attire for birthday evening out and staff had fun right along with us. It was my second experience with La Calle Doce and both were a culinary delight at exceptionally reasonable prices. The wandering troubador was an excellent touch on an evening of find dining and fun. Thanks for making my birthday special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 145 reviews are from the La Calle Doce reviews archive.
  • Too Loud
    AvidDiner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food here was very good. This was our first visit and we learned we do not need an appetizer. The portions were great! We were pleasantly suprised by the $6.95 margarita price. We also learned with those, we only need 1 ! What I did not like-at all-were the screaming children. It was just one child....there were at least 3 screaming at large tables. It made the visit less than desirable which will lead us to not visit the restaurant very often.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • evening outing
    sleeper
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    we chose this restaurant because we had dined there in the past. It continues to offer good food, attractively served. The wait staff is welcoming and quite good. We sat on the porch but found at 6PM the street noise was almost as great as the undercurrent noise inside. Despite the latter, we really enjoyed the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvgoodfood
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This restaurant never disappoints. The food is consistent and excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I always enjoy taking my out of town friends here for big dinners.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DuckyBob
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great neighborhood gem. Very authentic. Other locations not the same. Service can vary a bit overall good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ocean Mexicano
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    What fun!! Casual, casual dining with creative but not bizarre food combos! The appetizers alone would be fun to just try to taste all of them! We had one w/fried cheese, cabbage slaw, a complex green sauce & corn tortillas-----------delightful. Wonderful sounding seafood dishes that are spiced so well. I hear the Margueritas are superb too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok
    grubbin21
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I'm a big fan of this restaurant but this time it wasn't on point. Service was just ok. Our waitress forgot to put in our drink order. We didn't receive our drinks until our food came out. The food was also just ok. I don't know if it was because our reservation was and hour before closing or maybe this was just a bad night all together. I will eat here again but I hope to see improvements.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Find
    4dfam
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Seafood was amazing, the margaritas were spectacular, and the service very friendly. Got the feeling this was a favorite spot of a diverse group from couples to families to groups of all ages. Excited to return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    4oneNight
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    An Oak Cliff Gem! That has been consistently WONDERFUL for many years!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cinco de Mayo Dinner
    BlueLisa
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The special (cheese enchilada's $5) was adequate - far from the excellence of other dishes I have had here. The $5 Margarita, however, was perfect - well made with just the right amount of bite. Because of the lovely weather, it appeared that most dinner chose as we did to sit outside. However, our poor waitress was given a section of several tables that were all seated at once. Although I think she was doing her best, it made the service slow and inconsistent. And the restaurant was not over run with diners. Not her fault, but bad planning on the part of management.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    momoffour
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday and the service was outstanding. Thank you for making this a special evening!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Go to restaurant
    Dallasite
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    La Called Doce is one of our "go to" restaurants for out of town visitors. Hate introducing it to our Dallas friends because they"ll all go there and it won't be our special place anymore. The food is outstanding and not conventional Mexican, although, you can sure get excellent Tex Mex, if you want it. Terrific for seafood lovers. Always busy for dinner but service doesn't suffer. Phenomenal margaritas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable birthday date!
    sunni
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    I took my fiance for his birthday and he had never been. He absolutely loved it and we are planning to take his parents soon!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations Exceeded
    WCH3
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Our 3 couple group decided to travel down from the northwest suburbs, 5 meeting me as I was at a work function downtown. We wanted to try a new place and I suggested LCD as some friends had spoken highly of it. Our willingness to try something new was rewarded. I arrived before the rest of the group and was greeted very friendly by the hostess. I went to the bar and had a beer while I waited for the group. Very friendly bartender.."would you like chips and hot sauce; do you need water, etc." (great service!) That superior customer service continued with Juan, our server. Our food was excellent; don't pass up the ceviche! I also had the camarones diablo. If you like extra spicy this is the dish for you. We will definitely return. Thanks LCD!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere and Mexican
    Mcgett
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    Great atmosphere and Mexican food. Our first time in Dallas and this was our best meal of the trip.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • getting better
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I wrote in my last review that I would never eat here again. That changed yesterday when the restaurants in the Bishop Arts district were closed off due to a block party/fair going on. I was starving, so drove to La Calle Doce and actually had a nice lunch. Food was ok, but the service was really nice. Both the waitress and the hostess were extremely nice and friendly! There were loud, obnoxious people eating nearby, but that could happen anywhere; not the restaurant's fault.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost Great
    sharonbalb
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    First of all, I made a reservation for 3, it was a special day out with friends. Hostess was so rushed she didn't give me a chance to claim my reservation. Whisked off to a back room, again, as I was on my last visit. Don't know if you need to request one of the charming front rooms or not but we weren't given a chance. Waiter was speedy quick which is great if you need to get in and out but not if you are enjoying a leisure lunch with friends. Told waiter we had a reservation but he said, we only reserve for parties of 6 or more. Huh? So why did they send me an email confirmation without stating this? Menu is great and extensive, so many great choices. Food was good. Friends didn't like that their soft tacos were greasy pan fried.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dallas Experience
    Austin412
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We travel every year to the UT/OU and try new places every year however; not anymore as the staff was incredible especially our waitress Vaneesa (the way she maneuveured around the confined spaces was amazing). The food is spectacular and we will be returning as much as possible.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great seafood!
    bankerguy02VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    great seafood! reservations are highly recommended. The place was packed and had a long line waiting! Very busy, noisy but good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Locals know where to go
    JTfromSouthlake
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Found this on TripAdvisor when I was looking for a date spot that would be charming, off the beaten path, and distinctive food to remember. LCD was spot on. Best Chile Relleno in town, and fajitas were marvelous. Staff: A+ for friendly and attentive. Atmosphere was superb. Already sending friends and colleagues over to try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Harley
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    The food was great, and the atmosphere was refreshing. I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    Maria
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    My family and I dined at the restaurant and it was great. We were treated with respect and the server had a good attitude and was patient with our requests. We will definitely be going back like we have for years. Customer service is the best at this spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mexician Seafood
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    This is seafood like you might get if you were south of the border and at the waters edge..Go, Enjoy Try the Parridilla... a group serving of grilled fish and octipus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I would NOT recommend this
    Stinson108
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    I would NOT recommend this restaurant for parties of more than four. we had a party of eight and were placed in the "Party Room" with three running Birthday Parties! The noise level was obnoxious, and the room temperature was well above the rest of the inside dining portion of the restaurant. We will not return with a party exceeding four.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • extensive menu
    acehardware
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Great seafood. Beautiful restaurant. Only con- our waitress spoke very little english so it made it difficult to order and ask questions
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timers and we will be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    This place is oozing with charm. From the waitresses to the mariachi's even to the manager. Great hospitality and environs to make your meal special. My wife had ceviche and salmon tacos I went more traditional with beef filet. Both were very tasty and I recommend this place to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    Review
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Warm in restaurant . Food was ok.The fish my wife had was over cooked. The fries were soggy.Stuffed crab had little crab in it. i ordered a mexican food cocktail, said it had octopus, found none.for the price, i would have paid more for fresher food. Service good. Drove from Carrollton. Maybe eat here if in area. Would not make a special trip. Mena's in Carrollton is our go to restaurant. Food there looks fresher restaurant is very comfortable. Very spacious. I usually use yelp. I didn't this time.My wife thru word of mouth had heard about this place. We eat out at least 3 times a week.
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  • Birthday Dinner
    Roedart
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    We had the salmon with rice & veggies. Overa very good we thought the salmon could have been a little spicier, but was cooked just right. We had the peppers & onions brought out on a seperate plate & that may have made the difference.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meeting Place for Groups!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    La Calle Doce is a great place to host a group gathering. There are several private rooms available in the restaurant. I met 7 co-workers for lunch. We had a fantastic time. Good food, extensive menu with reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    A little too noisy. But then again we were sitting between 2 large parties. The service was great but the food was moderate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    I love this place I wish I had not waited so long to return. The menu has lots of interesting things besides the usual tex-mex fare. The service is very friendly and the food was served at a nice pace versus the usual rush that I feel at some Mexican restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.