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."

5000 Beltine Road
Suite 850
Dallas, TX 75254
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Beltline and North Dallas Tollway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(972) 866-8900

Website:
http://www.cincotacoscocina.com/

Catering:
We can cater to any event. We will need at least a 24 hour notice.

Parking Details:
We do have Valet Thursday - Saturday.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

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

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4.1

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4.0

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4.2

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3.8

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100% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Spicy (1)
Fun (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 7, 2017

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Cinco tacos has fantastic food and the best Sangria we have ever tasted. Fun for groups!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Congratulations to the team of Cinco Tacos Restaurant. We love the place, the food, the service. It was amazing !! Real Mexican food.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Nice food and ambiance.
Nice margaritas
Love the tostadas tuna appetizer

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 10, 2017

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!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Just not a great experience. Can I please get my open table credit?

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Returned for a second visit and a family dinner. The chips and dip is delicious. Our entree's were quite different that the usual Mexican dishes.- Very good service and i especially enjoyed the draft Pacifico Beer.

Tags: Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Food and drink was awesome! Will be back soon.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

This was our first time there and we will all definetly be coming back for more it was perfect!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Service was good and food was good...if you could get it. Went for brunch on Sunday and there was just not enough food. So it wasn't worth the cost.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great Snapper special. Great steak with cheese and Guacamole.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Love the Chicken Moctezuma.
No other restaurant in town make Nopales. authentic and Delicious as always.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The food was too expensive, service needs improvement, do not plan to return.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 7, 2017

This is the second time I have been here within two weeks and the service is not good at all. I had to go get a manager to help us with ordering lunch. The food is always good but the service is not.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Very disoriented Kristi though sorry didn't submit digits Dickie Citroen did CKD

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 5, 2017

It is unfortunate that the special (by 50 cents...) margaritas had only remotely seen Tequila especially for Cinco de Mayo... On the plus side the service was fairly fast and attentive but the margaritas used to be good... in the past!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Was not happy at first and the food is not as good as it was in the past. They took for ever to wait on us. But the Waiter turned things around for us. I will give it another try.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great Seafood specials. Snapper with crab meat. Snapper Veracruz. Both outstanding. Fresh veggies.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 28, 2017

There was an event the night we were there and it was very noisy. Also what we ordered was not what we thought it was going to be. That was our fault, not the restaurants.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Excellent food. Not your traditional menu! Mahi with avocado bien. Strawberry jalapeño margarita muy bien. Wish we had this restaurant in Orlando!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 21, 2017

This was the first time here for our entire group. We were all very impressed with the food and the service was excellent. I want to come back here with my husband for dinner very soon. We've been looking for a new place to try and this is just the spot.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Can't go wrong with any of tacos!

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·Dined on February 11, 2017

The margaritas are excellent and it has Great cheese!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Really good food--mostly seafood, with a couple of chicken and steak options as well. Impeccable service; our waiter was fantastic. I didn't have any alcohol, but several of my friends ordered their specialty margaritas and mojitos and raved about them.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 22, 2017

We ordered the arachera tacos, chicken mole enchiladas, blue crab tostadas and corn cake with cajeta. Nothing was bad; however, nothing was amazing either.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Amazing selection of original drinks, great margaritas, and unique Mexican dishes! If you are looking for Mexican food, and want something different from all the others, try this place!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 10, 2017

WE ALL LOVE CINCOS TACO COCINA. ALWAYS HAD A WONDERFUL LUNCH
EXPERIENCE AND INCREDIBLE SERVICE. A WINNING RESTAURANT FOR US.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2016

My wife and I went here for our New Years celebration dinner. The food was very good and the service was just as good. Very nice time!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fun, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 22, 2016

The menu provided a nice alternative to Tex-Mex, even when some of the selections were not as expected (by those used to Tex-Mex). Good cocktails.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 14, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Tortilla chips used to be better, but still good. Very good ceviche.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Great food! I was surprised that it wasn't busier! I'll definitely visit again the next time I'm in Dallas!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 17, 2016

The blue crab tostadas were amazing!!! Great food.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 13, 2016

They have some of the best Mexican seafood dishes. I went with their nightly special ceviche dish which was a meal in itself. My wife had the seafood tacos which were filled to the brim with fish. Their chips and hot sauce choices are better than most restaurants.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 12, 2016

Nice selection of authentic mexican dishes - not an overwhelmingly large menu - all of our food was fresh and delicious! We will go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Took my wife for Mother's Day, food as always was great, but prices are a little bit on the high side. They have a brunch option for $25 dollars that could fit a lot of budgets if you eat a lot and want to combine breakfast with lunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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