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About Cinco Tacos Cocina and Tequila
Cinco Tacos Cocina and Tequila, offers classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine rooted in authentic flavors, giving diners the opportunity to experience the tastes and colors of modern Mexico. Lazaranda is the first U.S. venture of veteran Mexican restaurateurs Mario Letayf and Antonio Marquez. At Cinco Tacos, Letayf and Marquez present the true flavors of modern Mexico right here in Dallas.
"We are proud to bring Dallas the food we serve in our restaurants in Mexico. We invite you to Enjoy and Live Mexico," says Chef Marquez whose 30-year career has brought him from Paris to Los Angeles, back to his native Mexico and now to Texas.
"Authentic" is a word that is frequently used," adds Letayf, who has owned and managed restaurants in Mexico for 20 years. "Since Lazaranda serves the contemporary cuisine of Mexico. Lazaranda is truly the authentic restaurant that many others claim to be."
Dallas, TX 75254
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Sunday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Beltline and North Dallas Tollway
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We can cater to any event. We will need at least a 24 hour notice.
We do have Valet Thursday - Saturday.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a business event, Lazaranda has a private room that can accommodate up to 42 people. We have special menus for your event and we can also create one specially for your group.
Cinco Tacos Cocina and Tequila Ratings and Reviews
We were there on a slow night. Servers, cooks and staff usually make mistakes more often when slow than busy. Not here. The server was an Hispanic man with a mustache. I wish I could remember his name to compliment him and recommend him. But he made sure we never wanted for anything without being intrusive. The al pastor was my favorite.
I went to Cinco Tacos for dinner with friends. Walking in, it was almost empty. They must get a lunch crowd, because there was hardly anyone there that evening.
We were served with complementary chips and a trio of salsas. The salsas were a good mix - something for everyone. I can't say I liked their chips at all. They were thick and a bit over fried.
I picked this place because I wanted the ceviche, which was totally worth it. I ordered the premium cevicheand split it with a friend for an appetizer. I could have made it my meal! It was well seasoned (maybe could have used a touch more citrus), but I can't really complain about it at all.
The Cinco Tacos I ordered were not all that wonderful. One of my friends ordered the Pastor Tacos and didn't have anything super wonderful to say about them either.
Overall, I don't really recommend going here if you want good tacos. They can't help that parking is absolutely a disaster, but the tacos were only so-so. You can find much better tacos elsewhere. I do think the ceviche is worth the trip though.
The food was not great but the lack of service was even worse. It was not crowded but I was not the only one that had to summon the waiter who was seen just chit-chatting with his pals around the register stations. It was also uncomfortably cold and I'm a person that hardly ever gets cold!
I was really looking forward to going here because the menu looked great and had lots of seafood options. We both ordered the crab enchiladas and we were disappointed. They had a very fishy taste to them, and they weren't very hot. It seemed like a made up dish that was just thrown in a microwave and not cooked long enough. The beans were awful. I didn't even eat them. On a positive note, our server was very friendly and attentive. Some of the dishes coming out from the kitchen looked very good, so maybe we just ordered the wrong thing. And it was an expensive "wrong thing". We may give them another try, but I would not recommend them unless we go back and have a different experience.
After 40 minutes we had two drinks, ran out of chips, had ordered appitizers and not revived anything. We asked for the check to leave and we were told our appetizer was ready and if we wanted to order.! No. I expect better service.
Normally i would be jumping up and down praising this Place. But yesterday was a Bit of a disappointment. We Made a reservation The Night before and requested patio seating because it was such a gorgeous day. When we got there The Manager informed us there were no Tables available outside due to reservations for Cinco de Mayo. Um hello isnt that a Bit contradictive Since we had a reservation? That set The Overall Mood for The evening. We finally got a table after I told a waiter that me and my girlfriend wanted to sit due to the bar being over crowded. There was a total of 5 Open unused Tables Outside the entire time we were there. The waiter was great. But the poor management style from the beginning and the feeling we were being discriminated against because we were a lot "younger" than the crowd was a bit off putting and made what was hoping be a relaxing date night and drinks not that enjoyable.
The food (Shrimp Pablano Enchiladas and Areachera Steak Tacos) was excellent! The service was attentive and above par. We had reservations for 5:45 p.m., were seated immediately, and were able to converse comfortably. Our meals were served in a timely manner and the homemade chips and three dipping sauces were wonderful! The noise level had risen quite a bit by the time we finished our meal making conversation a challenge, but we definitely will return and highly recommend.
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