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About Jorge's Tex Mex Cafe

This family-owned and operated restaurant has been serving up Tex-Mex cuisine since 1957. Come enjoy the flavors of genuine FRESH made to order Tex Mex, such as our one of a kind queso, individually grilled crispy tacos, chile rellenos grilled in egg whites, hand made tamales, and made daily Jorge's famous SALSA. All this and breakfast plates all day! Also don't forget to try our made from scratch margaritas and mojitos. Last but not least..dessert..such as our delicious tres leches and creamy flan. We are located in One Arts Plaza, Dallas' newest and exciting addition to the Arts District. Not required but we recommend you make a note on the reservation if you are attending an Art's District Performance. We also reccommend making you're reservation at least 2 hours before showtime. We look forward to serving you!

1722 Routh Street
#122
Dallas, TX 75219
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Wed. 11a-8pm, Thur 11a-9pm , Fri -Sat 11am-10pm Sun 11a-7pm

Cross Street:
Ross

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 720-2211

Website:
http://www.jorgestexmex.com/

Catering:
We will customize any menu to forfill your catering needs. Please contact our General Manager Juan Torres at jtorres@jorgestexmex.com or
214-720-2211. Also be sure to check out our catering menu online at jorgestexmex.com

Parking Details:
Monday- Friday Complimentary Lunch Valet till 3:00pm and $5 for Dinner
Saturday- Sunday $5 Brunch Lunch and Dinner

$5 Self parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Jorge A. Veloz

Private Party Facilities:
We have a 17 person private room which includes a tv. Perfect room for meetings, power point presentations and or birthday parties and showers.

Private Party Contact:
Michelle Mireles: (214) 720-2211

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
WEEKEND BRUNCH-Sat&Sun 11a-4p $1 mimosas!
HAPPY HOUR Mon-Fri 2-6!
$5 MARGARITA MONDAYS! All day (expect top shelf) Monday's are made for Jorge's house made margaritas
1/2 off all day WINE bottles on Tuesdays

Jorge's Tex Mex Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4
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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.7

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
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Cozy (5)
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Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Scenic View (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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Kid-friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing food! Great staff!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoy this place. Chips and salsa re great. We tried deluxe especiale, shrimp Diablo and fish tacos. All were excellent. We will be back. The $6 parking validation in the 1 arts plaza lot is a nice benefit of dining here.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Busy on a Saturday evening. Food was good, not exceptional. Similar to Uncle Julio’s or La Hacienda.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I've never had a bad meal or experience at Jorge's. The waitstaff is always fun and accomodating, and the food is always terrific!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very disappointed in my entree...it was a salad bowl with very paltry amount of ingredients -which was not in line with cost. I did not send back or make an issue as we were under a timeline to get to a theatre performance. Based on this experience, it is unlikely that there will be a return visit.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Arrived a little before 6, were seated immediately. Waitress brought menus and requested drink orders quickly. We made it clear to her that there would be three checks, and indicated clearly who would be on each check. Only two cocktails were ordered, they arrived promptly. The cocktails were $8 each and had little if any alcohol. Tasted like unsweetened lime snow cones. She completed food order at 6:23, and again we clarified who was on each check. It was obvious she was not listening and we commented among ourselves: "get ready for wrong orders and checks". The food arrived at 7:29, 1 hour and 6 min after order was taken, 1 hr 29 min after our arrival. One guest ordered beef relleno. She brought him chicken and announced to him that they were out of beef so she brought chicken instead, without asking. It was either a lie because she got the order wrong, or she was just a bad waitress. There was no time to reorder or even really complain. Our show started in 30 min. None of the food was remarkable, just typical texmex stuff, and it hardly mattered since we had to scarf down what we could in minutes. We asked for checks. They came 10 minutes later, all incorrect, all jumbled up. She took them back but they were still incorrect, because she did not listen in the first place. By the way when we arrived the place was full. for the last half hour before we got our food, the place was empty, no reason for food delay. Everyone else had left for their events. Next time we have an event in the arts district we will eat anywhere but Jorge's. Such an Arts District Disappointment. Would sure love to have that two hours back and my money back on those two lousy cocktails!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was great, but the service was a bit slow. They appeared to be under-staffed. This restaurant is within walking distance to many Arts District theaters, and many folks come here prior to shows. The management should know this and should staff the restaurant accordingly around these peak times. It appeared that the restaurant only had 2 or 3 waiters, and the restaurant was full of folks wanting a quick dinner prior to their show. We were able to get our food in time to make the show time, but it was quite a rush and we had to reminder our server several times that we had a short timeframe before we needed to leave.

The food was really good and we would definitely come back.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Oscar was great, but he seemed to be one of only two Servers tonight. We’ve been here many times, but this time JORGE’s were not running on ‘All Cylinders.’ The food is good, but they need to hire more Servers.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I gave it a 3 overall because of several things: First, when we arrived (having made reservations on open table) we had to wait at the host/hostess stand for about 5 minutes before anyone showed up. I mentioned this to a waiter and he indicated they would be there soon. We were initially set at a small table by the kitchen door and when I requested to move they gave me some issue when there were a number of acceptable open tables. We were eventually allowed to move. The waitress was very good, but clearly over worked. The restaurant was clearly understaffed. It was a pre theater performance, but that is where they are located. It took about 5 minutes for our waitress to arrive and we got one of the two glasses of water. We ordered our food and margarita and they both arrived at the same time (relatively quickly overall especially given everything else.) The food was good. I had the nachos and my date had the chile rellano and they were both good. The margarita was of poor quality. We both agreed on that. I initially had a three on service because I know the waitress was working like crazy to serve too many tables, but I dropped it to three because of the clear understaffing issue.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The restaurant operates in the Dallas theater district, so many diners are going to the theater. This restaurant continuously operates with insufficient staff during the pre-theater dining period. This staff situation creates an element of chaos and inefficiency.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Both dinners were well prepared, served hot and tasty. Initially, we were being seated at a small table near kitchen exit but the host let us choose a cozier spot with a booth seat.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service has gone downhill over time. Examples include empty drinks with no refills, empty salsa bowls (even after asking multiple times for refills) and very little effort on the part of the server to keep an eye on how things are going. I have ordered dishes containing chicken multiple times, and consistently find chicken bones in every dish. None of that makes me feel very happy to return soon.

Tags: Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service was very good, the food was exceptionally good and different (not like all the other just-likes), the ambiance was attractive and the noise level was low so one could carry on a conversation without screaming.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fajitas were not seasoned at all. Host was rude $$$ would never go again

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Fast service, good food! Great for Pre-symphony meal!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Before reserving, read all the reviews since I'd had good personal recommendations but the score was lower than I'd have expected...I noticed a number of the complaints were relative to service the night of nearby shows. I was in the area for a concert at the Meyerson (Winspear was dark) and it was a Monday night so I decided to risk it and am glad I did so -- we had an amazing meal and excellent service. The grilled relleno (naked) with beef was outstanding (the largest poblano I've ever seen!), and my friend really liked the spinach/bean tacos (and appreciated multiple vegetarian options). Lovely cocktails, including a margarita with Eldeflower. Our only (minor) complaint was we felt the pricing was a tad high - it's not often we go over $50 for Mexican food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Jorge's is the BEST place to eat when heading to a show in the Arts District. They even have FREE parking in One Arts Plaza. Great food and free parking ... what's not to love?

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great for a pre-theater dinner at the Wyly or Winspear. Valet park at the venue, walk to dinner and then back for your event. Jorge’s easily gets folks in/out in time for curtain. And the food’s always good!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The busboy took great care of us, but the waitress was terrible. Waited over 35 minutes to place our food order, couldn't leave because we had tickets at Winspear and there is not much else around. When the food came out, it was undercooked and inedible. Do not recommend to anyone!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Waitress was very rushed and did not seem to understand English well enough to take our order correctly. She brought the wrong drinks, even though we repeated the order three times. We were overcharged $45 which we did not pay. It took 15 minutes to get a manager to come over to the table, which made us late to our performance. This is the third time in a row I have had a bad experience with this restaurant. Each time, there did not seem to be a qualified manager on duty, but was being run by the wait staff. This place used to be one of my favorites, but now I am embarrassed to invite my friends. The food is only average, so why go back? What's up with you guys????????

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was, as usual, very good! Again the service, not so much. They are just so much busier
now with all the Winspear traffic and there not being very many close places to eat before the
performance. It is very noisy and after the waiter moved a table around, it was very crowded.
Was never asked if I wanted another drink and had to flag down wait staff to actually get the
first one delivered.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food is always great. Over the last 2 years service has gotten really bad. It shouldn't be hard for them to know when there are events at the performance venues down the street. There is always a crowd before curtain on those nights about an hour and a half before showtime. Yet, that seems to be the one time service is always late. This time our waiter was working with the hostess trying to acquire as many tables as possible. He had so many none of them were getting served and I heard the 3 tables around us complaining as we were. We waited 45 minutes without getting food. We finally told him to either cancel it or pack it to go. It still took another 15 minutes to get it and pay our tab. We made our show but our dinner sat in the trunk of the car until we got home afterwards. Management needs to get a handle on those nights with more staff, perhaps a limited menu, something to make it better for arts patrons.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Usually go here before theater performances because of the good food, reasonable prices, and quick service. The service has been terrible the last 2 times, with us having to request the check multiple times. When it does finally arrive, there are errors. Both times. We will be dining elsewhere from now on, which is unfortunate since Jorge’s has been reliable in the past.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Oscar, our server, was great! Food and drinks always good. So convenient to the Wyly Theater.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The last time we were there, the service was very poor. We decided to give Jorge's one last try, and the service is much improved. Adequate staff to handle the pre-theatre crowd, and everything was handled correctly. Nice turn around!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Had a large group of friends together prior to a concert at the Performance Center (across the street). Service was “speedy”, friendly and professional. Happy hour Margaritas are a plus! I had the brisket tacos that were delicious. Love having a meal here prior to a concert as it is so convenient.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We've been here many times while attending the ballet so we always like it. This time however it was disappointing as my son specifically asked for no cheese on his entree as he is Lactose intolerant. But it did indeed come with cheese so he tried to pick out the chicken. Would have sent it back but it took a long time for our order to come out and we didn't want to miss the performance. They did take it off the check, so thanks for that.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We made an online reservation through OpenTable. We checked the available hours and selected a reservation time. We received confirmations via email that the reservation was set. We drove for 1 hour to get to the restaurant and when we arrived, the restaurant was CLOSED! A big waste of our time. OpenTable cannot be trusted to make or confirm reservations.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Third visit. Food has remained consistently delicious! Cozy surroundings with a very friendly staff!

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Will visit Jorge's again. It's an easy, fun venue in the OneArts Plaza. Every visit has been enjoyable and affordable.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It's always lovely to go to Jorge's for dinner the food is delicious and the staff so very nice

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Spicy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

No hostess present and we had to flag our server down for drink refills. Food took 25 minutes to come out. Everyone seemed overwhelmed, over seated and rushed. Very disappointed.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Delicious food....
Always feels like we are on vacation there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Slow slow slow

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Standard Tex Mex fare.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We go to Jorge's when we have weeknight tickets in the Arts District. Good food at a good value and service is always friendly and prompt. We will keep coming back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great restaurant for dinner before an evening at an event in the Arts Distruct. Easily within walking distance.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always the perfect pre-performance place
for cocktails, good food and fun.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Yummy Tex Mex! Great service. Super Close to tons of local performing arts buildings. Valet parking.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was great. Swirl was refreshing. Nice place to have dinner with friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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