Cinco Tacos Cocina and Tequila

4.2
212 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

About

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."
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.1
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4.0
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TanzyFoodmanzi
Portland
4 reviews
Reviewed on December 19, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Amazing flavors and unusual cocktails - enjoyed every bite!!

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LLaubert
Dallas
1 review
Reviewed on December 16, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Sad that the Addison location closed! I LOVED this place...

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MarioR
Dallas
1 review
Reviewed on August 29, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Truly authentic Mexican food. Delicious. Great service. I've returned to this place several times and can't get tired of it!

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Lefty58
Dallas
7 reviews
Reviewed on August 5, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Tacos at Addison location were very good. Great dinner atmosphere with darkened ambiance.

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HoracioF
Dallas
3 reviews
Reviewed on July 16, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Good food and service. Tacos are my favorite here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there. Great service and incredible food! We will be back!

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vipVinceZ
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Vguti
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We loved the chips and trio of salsas. We tried the blue crab tostadas and loved em! I would recommend as an appetizer. Ordered the steak tacos with rice and beans and the steak was ok. The beans and rice were tasty and our margaritas were very good. Will definitely be back for the blue crab tostadas.

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vipVoltaire
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is pretty authentic and tasty, and while not "the best" ambiance, or "the best"food, or "the best" margarita or chips & salsa, nor t"the best" service, all in, rates far better than most Mexican restaurants.

Quod erat demonstrandum: what is the best really :)

Well worth it if you are in the area or even if you have to make a reasonable drive, I recommend Cinco Tacos Cocina (and the tequila)

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vipBrewpubtovisit
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice Margaritas... Enjoyed Pork Osso Bucco..

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vipMike
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Best waiter we’ve had at this restaurant (young male). Don’t know his name.

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vipPenelopeW
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food options ...but needs more distinct seasoning. Salsas for chips were bland.

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vipjaybart
Dallas
64 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had been a while since dining there, it was great!
Won’t stay away as long before returning!

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Addisonresident
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time to try - and the food was excellent. Loved the homemade chips and salsas too!

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AliN
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Admittedly, I DISLIKE Tex Mex. After living in Mexico for 3 years (and visiting often) I struggle to find restaurants that offer AUTHENTIC Mexican cuisine. This restaurant is the closest I've come in months and its DELICIOUS. If you love ceviche, this is a must try. Staff was friendly, food was fast (and delicious), facilities were extremely clean and prices were fair. Will be visiting again soon and bringing the family.

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vipCathyT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Outstanding margaritas ! The best I have had in Dallas .

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vipBillS
Dallas
97 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our meal was good, but not at the level of our last visit. The Mexican seafood soup was marginal. Wouldn’t get it again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.

IE
vipIsaE
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great service- food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I had a friend in from the east coast, where Mexican food is rare. While I had been to Cinco Tacos numerous times in the past, it has always been for dinner. Since this was the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, I wasn't sure what to expect. Luckily, it was all good! We were seated promptly with drinks in hand shortly thereafter. (Unlimited Mimosas were included, as well as one Bloody Mary - and coffee, too.) There were lots of food choices at the brunch buffet, including a made-to-order omelets bar, which unfortunately we did not notice until the end of our meal. My friend, who LOVES Mexican food, was impressed with all the options, as well as how tasty everything was. And I was patting myself on the back for having made such a wise choice.

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Onehautemomma
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was nice to be able to use Open Table to make a reservation for Mother's Day lunch. We had never been to this place and thought we would try it based upon the reviews.

Taking in to consideration that it was quite a busy day for families to eat out we anticipated such a challenge. We were greeted and immediately seated at a very long booth. With two elderly individuals it was a bit difficult to maneuver and wish we could have requested a table instead. The elongated booth seat was in relatively good shape, however the table was made up of two different tables of varying heights that wobbled. Being patient and understanding the busy day we tried to overlook this, but anytime anyone moved - so did the tables. Our waiter was kind enough and asked if we would like him to steady the table - but only one of them ironically. Still it was nice for him to ask. It was unfortunate and uncomfortable for the individual sitting in the middle as their place was amidst the two tables of differing heights. So that the middle person could have their plate level we had to all squish to the inside next to the wall. Not the most ideal situation but we made it work.

The separate room we were seated in had several lights that were out. There were random large hooks that seemed to be part of a missing art installation. A little odd.

The bathrooms were nice, modern and clean.

Music was ridiculously loud & obnoxious!!

The chips and salsa were different and interesting. 3 different sample salsas are provided.
Overall the food was okay... we had the following:
2 orders of Shrimp Alambre - cheese was burnt (maybe it was supposed to be that way?) bacon was eh but the shrimp was very nice.
1 order of Chicken Caesar Salad it thought was okay, nothing spectacular.
1 order of Carne Asada tacos
1 order of Cinco Tacos Grilled Salad w/vinaigrette and w/out the cheese & peanuts. He said it was alright.
1 order of the enchiladas.
3 waters
1 tea
2 cokes $96 w/out tip.

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vipNordMom52
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about eating at Cinco Taco. It was the first time for all of us and we’ll definitely be back!

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vipPedro
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

First off was seated at a table in a dark corner. We asked to have the lights above us turned on which 10 minutes later finally was accommodated (after politely reminding the waiter). After that it was better lighting. In hindsight, perhaps cinco de mayo was not the best night to try this place for the first time. Chips/salsa was brought and was fine (appears they ran out of ceramic salsa dishes so our trio was in mini plastic cups, we could see other tables with ceramic dipping dishes). We got two different margaritas and these were good (one was the strawberry jalapeño). We ordered the ribeye tacos and the pastor pork tacos. We were very disappointed with the presentation when they arrived (all too quickly). The ribeye looked like a microwaved piece of lunch meat and the pastor pork was overcooked and too sauced up. Both were very salty and the tortillas were too greasy (were flour). And the taste was not worth finishing either meal. We promptly discussed with the manager and returned the food, paid for the drinks. The manager was very nice and apologetic. Might try again on a less busy night but this was not a good first impression.

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MuktaM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Very slow service. We requested the server as well as the receptionist couple of times to write our name to give us seat on patio whenever possible. Everyone ignored our request. One server dropped on our drinks and even then charged us for it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I are in town for vacation. We had the craving for good Mexican food, and we were NOT disappointed! Amazing food, amazing people, amazing place! I highly recommend Cinco Tacos to anyone looking for a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. The food was great and it was very prompt. We had a party of 6 and we still were able to be in and out quickly. The restaurant was very nice and clean. We look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Poor service, the waiter stood right next to our table texting. Food was fine, not particularly notable. Unlikely to come back based on our experience.

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NedraH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The service is always great and the food is delicious! I highly recommend it any time and it's great for medium-sized crowd gatherings. Very conveniently located too.

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MayronH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Go here all the time.. Chips and salsa are great, Ceviche are great.. Just great overall...

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GloriaD
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so glad I found this place. I highly recommend it for all occasions. Best of the bedt

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HaroldB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modern and authentic cuisine with a great tequila bar! What else could I ask for???

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I made a reservation through Open Table to go to dinner with friends. We show up and they were crowded, hence making the reservation, and they said they didn’t have it. Made no effort to remedy it even when I showed them my confirmation. They told the only thing they could do was to wait in line for an hour and a half. I’ve always loved this place, but not sure I’ll be returning!

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MichelleD
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Yelp check-in upon review for your complimentary appetizer. My date and I had ample time to take in the decor, the menu and enjoy the savory flavors of our meal. Truly a delectable, gourmet, experience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very nice and attentive!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love friendly staff, the make you feel at home and try to get to know you, every time we go there they really pay attention to my kids 9 & 10 yrs, the bean soup is a must every visit, and their asadero queso, good selection of mezcales, and service has a great timing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and always glad we chose to come here for dinner. Never disappointed.

BS
vipBillS
Dallas
97 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the Sunday brunch. Food was good and it was a good value.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the chicken moctezuma with salmon instead - outstanding!! The achiote sauce is out of this world !!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service

DC
DawnC
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a giant group and everything went really smoothly!

FAQs

Cinco Tacos Cocina and Tequila offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (972) 866-8900.

Cinco Tacos Cocina and Tequila is rated 4.2 stars by 212 OpenTable diners.