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.

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100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Great variety of salsa and amazing tres leche

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 3, 2016

Cold food and microwave tv dinner quality.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 30, 2016

The food was outstanding as always! I will say over the past few months the service has been quite slow at lunch and dinner. Time between drinks, apps & meal could be shortened up. I had to summon our waiter each time we needed something for the table. All in all, it was a good experience because we weren't in a rush. It's still my favorite restaurant!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on April 26, 2016

I thought the guac could have been better, they just basically bring the avocados out smooshed up and you make it yourself, but they give it to you on a plate, so you can't really mix as well as it should be. And it was pricey for a "do it yourself" appetizer

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2016

We were staying in a nearby hotel in Addison and wandered over to Cinco's. What a stroke of good luck! From the drinks, to the appetizers, to the entrees, to the service - all were AAA+.
Highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 8, 2016

Tried Cinco Tacos and was not expecting greatness but that's way we got, food, drinks and service all great! I'll definitely be back!
Cinco is also walking distance to a fun bit of nightlife, Memphis a few doors down, great live music and Always a fun crowd!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Warmly greeted and seated right away. Wonderful friendly waiter who answered all our questions. Great drink selection, food creatively prepared and full flavored.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 16, 2016

When I visit Dallas, I usually book a room in Addison so that I can walk to Cinco Tacos Cocina and Tequila (aka Lazaranda Modern Kitchen and Tequila). I find this restaurant to be quite festive, the food is good, as well as the service. The margaritas are really good, and pack quite a punch. This last time I had Osso-Bucco again , and it was as good as the first time. My next visit, I will try the Octopus. The Addison area has a ton of restaurants, and I usually will try a new one every time I visit, but I make sure I leave an evening for Cinco Tacos.
A word of advice, get there a little early for happy hour, and the margaritas are $6 for a huge glass!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (México)·Dined on March 12, 2016

OUTSTANDING all around experience! Tequila bar and selection is the best in DFW as well!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2016

We ate lunch here on a Thursday. Chicken fajitas were very bland and dry. Hard to eat they were so dry. Salmon dish was very bland.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 26, 2016

The service here was so welcoming and the food was just homey and delicious. Very pleased.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 19, 2016

Staff was outstanding! Food was wonderful!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 19, 2016

Unimpressed. Fish enchiladas with Lobster was very fishy. Sent back for ribeye,better, but not worth price. Chips and salsa not so hot.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We loved everything about this restaurant from the bartender, host, waitstaff and food. The three different salsas that they serve were so good that we couldn't decide which was we liked best. The food was outstanding. The bartender made a drink for me that was not on the menu. I found the recipe on my phone and he gladly made it for me!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 13, 2016

I knew this place as Lazaranda. We thought it closed or changed ownership. And we were very pleased to see the same great staff, nice decor but a much better menu!
We had a great time.
Definitely a great place for authentic Mexican food in North Dallas.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 12, 2016

We dined at Cinco Taco last Friday and were pleasantly surprised. The food was fantastic and margaritas better than most. It is a Mexican restaurant with an emphasis on seafood. Between the table, we has salmon, blue crab enchiladas (mine) and scallops. Everyone raved. Only down side was the service was slow - ordered drinks and appetizers and the appetizers were 1/2 gone before drinks arrived. Once dinner was serve, didn't see our waitress again until we were ready for the bill (would have ordered a 2nd margarita it'd I had the opportunity).

Overall, great meal and will be back. Anyone can have an off night service wise so it won't keep me from returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 1, 2016

All their seafood dishes are very good. Outside of that the salads come out a little uneven. What my wife ordered is not what she received. The waiter was very apologetic and did bring her another salad. Unfortunately by then I had pretty much finished my dinner and she had kind of lost her appetite.

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 (Fargo)·Dined on January 8, 2016

We were recently in Addison for the FCS Championship Game in Frisco Texas. Lazaranda was within walking distance of our hotel and they were able accommodate our large group with a reservation for 14. From the greeting at the door til the time we left the restaurant, the service was second to none. The food matched the service! If the NDSU Bison make it back to Frisco next year - we'll definitely go back to Lazaranda!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Food this place by accident. Amazing experience, however I am still confused about the new name change, as the new name doesn't fit the upscale dining experience that I had in my opinion. It was perfect! I hope the new name doesn't hurt this gem of a restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2015

Great service. Awesome margaritas. Fresh hot chips served with three awesome salsa varieties.

Food is fresh and creative and authentic Mexican which is a fun alternative to 'tex mex'

Will definitely return!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 14, 2015

sitting, was comfortable - view was nice - not loud - service was excellent

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 6, 2015

A friendly staff and good mixologist com inked with flavorful food make for a great date night. Try it

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 31, 2015

Varied menu and great service, too. Coming from a area where only mediocre Tex Mex is available, the Mexico City style of cuisine was a tasty and welcomed change. They have a great happy hour, too.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2015

Always enjoy the tequila and flights to sample
Menu is creative and not just regular Mexican
Would recommend

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 24, 2015

Laaranda is a great place! The food is delicious, the open design is fun, and the staff is courteous and friendly without being overbearing or obnoxious.

The only hiccup was with the room temperature... The night we went, it was chilly to cold in the dining area (below 65 degrees). I don't know if it has to stay that cold to make the kitchen bearable b/c of the open design, but it took away from the ambience just a little. I counted at least half a dozen people keeping their coats on throughout dinner.

This won't keep me away, I'll just have to throw a jacket in the car if I'm going...

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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 9, 2015

We arrived at 7pm Friday night. We all were so pleasantly surprised by the cool / modern atmosphere & attentive service! Had to move our table selection from patio to inside due ou a cooler & windier night than expected. They accommodated our last minute change request immediately. We enjoyed 2 servings of the shrimp ceviche. The fish tacos were yummy. The authentic style chicken with mole sauce was good but the level of spice in the sauce + large quantity of sauce made the dish a little overwhelming. Less sauce would be preferred next time. Our service was excellent & the large + unique drink selection made for lots of fun, tasty choices. We will be back!!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 22, 2015

I usually get the Sea Bass but since I ordered off of the lunch menu, I ordered the Mahi. It was a little dry (over cooked?) but the sauce, grilled veggies and rice were great. Service in the bar area (bartender) is usually very attentive and friendly but not this time 😟. Another server had to pick up the bartender's slack.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 8, 2015

The food was absolutely fabulous! The crab enchiladas have me hooked however the service is a little slow.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 8, 2015

Food is good, some plates are better than others. There's a steak wrapped with avocado in the middle that is the best thing i've had there. The lemonade was pure sugar, i wasn't a fan but try it if that's your thing.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 7, 2015

We had a large group during a conference. There were several large parties but our wait for food was shorter than expected. The service was great and the food was good. We had one person in our party who was not happy with her food (out of 10).

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 24, 2015

Can't wait until the weather cools down a bit so we can eat outside. Great margaritas and I love their fish tacos and enchiladas with mole. The trio of sauces they serve with the complimentary chips are excellent!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 19, 2015

Nothing bad, nothing impressive.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 3, 2015

I highly recommend the Cochinita tacos. They are bursting with flavors.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 31, 2015

Good, knowledgeable, attentive waiter; excellent food with spicy and non-spicy selections. Quiet enough for conversation among four, but not very busy when we were there early evening.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 30, 2015

My wife thought her seared scallops were among the best she's ever had. The Margaritas were excellent. On the other hand, my crab enchiladas were mushy and unappealing, drowned in too much cheese sauce. The spinach was not tasty. The visual presentation of the dish was average and almost all white with no color variation. The room noise was a little difficult to deal with, and the wait staff was slow in response. Our waiter forgot that one member of our party of four ordered a glass of wine and she had to ask twice. I think I'll pass on a second visit to this restaurant.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 22, 2015

I love the Sea Bass, the poblano rice, and the house Margaritas!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 21, 2015

Food was great and so was the service. At the time we were there is was a little noisy but not enough to keep us from coming back. Great evening

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 16, 2015

The food was good, the ambiance ok, but I think that there are better places in the DFW area for this kind of dining.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 8, 2015

Based on all the great reviews we decided to try this place out. Overall good quality was really good. I had the ribeye and for $30 is was very well prepared. My wife had the ahi tuna salad and while the dish was well prepared, it was quite small for a dinner size portion and for $15 or so. The drinks were all good that we tried and overpriced as most restaurants are these days.

Unfortunately the service didn't quite match the level of the food. Our server forgot the salad my Dad asked for. Then when dinner was served, he forgot my wife's dinner altogether. Additionally he was quite slow in general considering we arrived at 5:45 pm on a Saturday night and it was very not busy at that point and he saw that we had 3 kids.

Overall we will be coming back but hopefully getting another server.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 1, 2015

Took my Mom for lunch the other day. The food was wonderful as always

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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