RJ Mexican Cuisine
RJ Mexican Cuisine

RJ Mexican Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rjmexicancuisine.com/
  • Phone: 2147441420
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Ronald Von Hatten
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: RJ offers off-site catering services and delivery throughout Dallas, TX area. RJ can cater from 25 people to 2,500 people and provide the best catering service. For more information, call (214) 744-1420 and ask
    for a manager. RJ has proudly catered for Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars and Anatole Hotel.
  • Private Party Facilities: Serving the finest Mexican Cuisine in Dallas, Rj Mexican Cuisine offers four different private dining rooms and a full bar. Whether it’s a dinner rehearsal, birthday celebration, corporate dinners, or any private gathering, we offer the best dining experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Jay Khan 2147441420
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour 11:am till 6:pm Monday Thru Friday
  • Special Events: Happy Hour, March Madness, St Patricks Day, Cinco de Mayo , Mothers Day, Fathers Day,

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ross Ave in the West End
  • Public Transit: Dart Rail 1/4 Block away from (Westend Stop)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Parking Lots Available all around Dallas Westend.
A word from RJ Mexican Cuisine
RJ Mexican Cuisine takes pride in providing the best authentic Mexican food. Unique recipes from all eight culinary regions of Mexico featuring great Steaks,
Seafood, Salads, Chicken, Ribs and Quail in the Historic West End, Dallas. Enjoy great patio dinning
with Dallas, skyline view.

Our Executive Chef Ronald Von Hatten, and General
Manager Jay Khan are working hard to make sure,
that our guests have the most delightful and
memorable dining experience in Dallas. RJ Mexican
Cuisine prepares fresh authentic Mexican food daily.

RJ Mexican Cuisine is locally owned and operated under
General Manager: Jay Khan &
Executive Chef: Ronald Von Hatten
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RJ Mexican Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (3)good for groups (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (3)romantic (2)special occasion (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great Menu
    IMKEG
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Last minute reservation turned out well for this downtown gem!
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent but not great
    okstatefanz
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Took a business colleague out when he was in town and staying downtown Dallas. This is in the Historic West End of Dallas, what used to be a vibrant happening place. This was a Saturday night and the town was dead and the food at RJ's was not exceptional. One order was Steak and Lobster, I asked for the steak to be cooked Medium, I got two hockey pucks instead. I also ordered a taco and I could have gotten something similar at Taco Bell. The Margarita's were wonderful however and highly recommend them.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    cbdallastripjune1914
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Food was great but the best was the steak and lobster, that sauce that was on it was heavenly and the meat was SOOOOO Tender. The service was great from the front door the when we walked out. The wait staff was very attentive> I will eat hear again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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  • Great Mexican restaurant
    Dave
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The food and service were excellent. Plenty of opportunity add real Mexican heat to any entree to the level one desires with the choices of sauces. Prices are reasonable for the quality and setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 126 reviews are from the RJ Mexican Cuisine reviews archive.
  • Mother's Day dinner
    clarky
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had previously dined at R. J. Mexican years ago and had enjoyed our meal. So we decided to go there with family. We were very disappointed in this dining experience. It was not busy at all but the service was terrible. We had servers, managers walking by our table but no one refilling tea or chips. We finally asked for a pitcher of tea so we could refill our own drinks. The food did not come out for a very long time. And when it did come out it did not come out all at the same time. The food had good flavor but rice was cold. Will not go back again. Workers did not seem to want to take care if customers.
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  • Minnesota Visitors
    MinneapolisFoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Enjoyed an authentic Tex-Mex meal. Food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bugs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    There was a real problem with nants. Two nants fell into my drink. The problem was brought to the servers attention as well,but he charged full price for my drink. The server offerred shots on the house to celebrate the bride to be that i was dining with, but we never got those shots. The food was very good and the atmosphere was nice . I just recommend that servers get a little more training.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    I was meeting an out of town friend at the Hyatt Regency on Reunion Blvd., and we took the DART rail over to the West End to eat from Union Station. The RJ Mexican Cuisine menu looked great, and we agreed to give it a try. It was really quiet when we arrived but was almost filled by the time we finished at 9 p.m. There were so many patrons for a Tuesday night. It made me excited the the West End really was a happening place in Dallas. The food was delicious, very nicely presented, and the waiter did a great job checking up on us. I hope to be back before too long.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food OK Service Not So Much
    Republicofdining6
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    This was our second time to eat at RJ's and again, same ok food but service is lacking. Had to ask for dinner plates, utensils and constantly ask another waiter for help with needs. Food and atmosphere was not enough to offset poor service. Will choose another place next time.
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  • Yikes!
    Linda
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    The service was slow. Ordered a pitcher of margarita's. Cheap booze and to much mixer. My dinner was so spicy with so much chili powder I couldn't even taste the food. Was with a group and none of them liked their dinner either.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very noisy. Like couldn't
    Pandawa
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Very noisy. Like couldn't think level of noise. Everything is spicy! It seems like they use spice to cover up mediocre flavor. Maitre d seemed like i was inconveniencing him when i corrected amounts on the bill. Overall might go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was horrible,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The service was horrible, we had stale chips on our table, the waiter ignored us most of the time even though there was only 8 or 9 other people there. The food was not good.
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  • never again
    gogetta5
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    They had us in a side room with other people for Valentine's. So it was over packed, service was slow. Now the food was not tasteful at all! For this place to be a real Mexican food spot was a joke.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Margarita Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I ordered their "Perfect Margarita" which is their most expensive top shelf poor and could hardly taste the alcohol. I then decided to try their house margarita which gave me heartburn for the rest of the night, probably due to too much triple sec. Neat tourist location and the food was decent but need to hire experienced bar tenders or re-vamp their drink menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • $12 margaritas?! Are they kidding?
    happydiner
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Soggy and "fishy" fish tacos. EXcellent squash blossom soup. Good salsa. Who charges $12 for a margarita that wasn't even very large? I expected better from the glowing report of the hotel concierge.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the real deal
    finddine
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Plain and simple, Food was great. Chips were ok and drinks were good. The overall dinning experience was good. Will be going back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best Mexican food in Dallas
    JillC
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    I know Texas prides its self on Tex Mex..... However this is not what they serve, thank goodness..... This is true to life authentic Mexican cuisine...... Best I have had since living in Texas...... Need in of these Resturants in Nacogdoches!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was ok. Nothing special.
    ChoffVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    Food was ok. Nothing special. Server appeared to be on their first day or so of the job. Decent place but I wouldn't go back.
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  • great food
    trey
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    Easy walk from hotels downtown and great Mexican food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love RJ!
    AlpTeacher
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    I have been going to RJ for years, for special events or when I have people in town and want to show them something fun and special in Dallas. The presentation of the food is awesome, and the setting is so nice & romantic. I often have the same servers when I go, and they're all very friendly and helpful! I highly recommend RJ!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was well prepared and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    Food was well prepared and delicious. The service was casual and effective. RJ was a great place for a meal with old friends
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • “Taste of Texas is at RJ”
    MayoplanVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Near Dealey Plaza in Dallas is RJ Mexican Cuisine. RJ is an Open Table restaurant and walking distance of hotels in downtown Dallas. The interior is well done and gives the first impression of an upscale restaurant. When in Dallas, Tex Mex is a must, and this is a grand place to experiment with Texas food. We started lunch with Gazpacho, along with the red snapper and shrimp ceviche. Both were fresh, flavorful and tasty. Our entree's were also very good. My wife ordered the "RJ Fiesta Grande" which consisted of Fajita steak taco, roasted chicken enchilada, spinach and cheese relleno, and a pork tamale. I ordered the special red snapper in spicy sauce. ALL were very tasty. The service was excellent.The cost of the food was very reasonable
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful place! Went there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Wonderful place! Went there for best friend's birthday party...had a blast!!! Food was great and the service was quick.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When we arrived, a host spoke
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    When we arrived, a host spoke to the two groups in front of us then disappeared. We waited another 5-10 minutes for someone else to arrive at the host stand. This guy didn't even acknowledge us at first, and I had to say "Sir" four times to get his attention. I told him we had a reservation, and he disappeared for another five minutes before coming back to seat us. No explanation, just gone. The server was obviously new, but he was also just slow. Refills were slow to come. Queso was slow to arrive. When we asked for dessert menus, he took forever to produce the menus and WAY too long to explain. He kept forgetting what each had. Half our party didn't' trust him to remember their allergies and altered their dessert order.
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  • An excellent evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Upon arrival RJ Mexican Cusine was extremely crowded but it was a good thing that I had made reservations through Open Table. People we spoke with had been two nights previous without a reservation and the wait was over two hours so they rearranged their plans to come back. The food and service were excellent and by the time we left we were stuffed! Hilario Casas went out of his way to be accommodating and even though there was a large party booked in the dining room, several tables had been saved for smaller parties such as ours of 2. If I ever have the opportunity to return to Dallas, I will definitely return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Portobello mushroom fajitas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Portobello mushroom fajitas were a great twist on the veggie fajita, and were well executed. Although service was acceptable, bigger tables fared better from service perspective overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot food required.
    TexasSun
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Disappointed that our appetizer -chili con queso was cold. Had to send back to re warm. Dinner arrived luke warm. Not sure why our food was not hot the entire evening. Im confident it would be really good if it was hot. Service attendant was slow.
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  • My husband claims he ate the
    cweaterVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    My husband claims he ate the best ever Chille Relleno at RJ's. That is saying alot as he eats this dish in many, many Mexican restaurants My chimicanga was average. It was a busy mid-week night and the restaurant seemed understaffed. We had chips and water for nearly 30 minutes before an order was taken. This is not the place for a quiet evening, but I would try it again
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  • Please don't go here!!! I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Please don't go here!!! I saw the reviews and decided to roll the dice and now I regret not listening to the others!!! The chips were definitely stale (and based on the reviews from others this wasn't a fluke). The dishes were expensive and tasted like everything had been frozen at some point. Veggie fajitas didn't even come with a side of sour cream, pico, etc (like regular fajitas).
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  • So So Average Ho Hum but with HEAT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    All the food was uncomfortably spicy. Everything was just "good" otherwise. I wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it was our first Valentines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    it was our first Valentines Dinner and husband and wife and we both really enjoyed our first experience there. we will be returning. Maybe even become regulars.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good time
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    Love love love this place! The food is amazing, the service is incredible, and the atmosphere can't be beat, II will definitely go there again.
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  • Yum! Well-prepared Mexican
    POFgirl
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    Yum! Well-prepared Mexican (not Tex-Mex) food. Huge servings, enough to share.
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  • Good food, reasonable and
    MarkMVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    Good food, reasonable and great service. You won't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boyfriends Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and they made it special. They brought out a really nice dessert for him at the end of our meal and he was very surprised. I didn't think the food was over the top wonderful but it was good (kind of over priced for the quality of the food), however my boyfriend loved the food. The margaritas we got were phenomenal! They were really strong so 2 a piece were perfect! Service was pretty good and I enjoyed the atmosphere. This will only be a once in a while/special occasion restaurant if we do decide to go back.
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    special occasion
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  • Had a pleasant dinner. Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Had a pleasant dinner. Staff seemed a little distracted but ok. Food was good at dinner and again for lunch the next day - big portions! The sangria and the sangria swirl margarita were great. The "scenic Dallas skyline view" was a bit exaggerated as we were on the sidewalk and could only see the buildings directly above us and most of the tables are too small for more than 2 people but the evening was still nice.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The seasoning on the chicken
    TastyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2012
    The seasoning on the chicken tacos was good, but they seemed to lack other ingredients associated with tacos such as cheese, lettuce, salsa, sour cream and etc... The guacamole was watery and featured onions instead of avocados and Pico as it is usually made. We ate very little of it because we have had better.
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  • Pleasant evening. Food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Pleasant evening. Food was varied - half loved their choices, half were just so-so but I think it was a matter of preference and not that the food wasn't prepared well. Waitstaff was slow in the beginning but apparently got it together and were attentive after the initial delay. We had a good time...which is what matters at checkout.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find. Service was wonderful.
    unappreciatedVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2012
    Great find. Service was wonderful. Food a bit upscale compared to most Mexican restaurats - a welcome surprise.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • RJ Mexican Cuisine never disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/31/2012
    RJ Mexican Cuisine never disappoints. As busy as it was, we received the best service as if we were the only ones there. Also, the food is AMAZING. I have never had a bad meal from RJ and will always return whenever I'm in Dallas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic