Jorge's Tex Mex Cafe

3.9
631 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
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!
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Tues-Wed. 11a-8pm, Thur 11a-9pm , Fri -Sat 11am-10pm Sun 11a-2pm
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Phone number
(214) 720-2211
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jorge A. Veloz
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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.
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Private party contact
Michelle Mireles: (214) 720-2211
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ross
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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.
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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
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, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
631 reviews
3.9 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
37%
Very Good
31%
Good
18%
Fair
9%
Poor
5%
3.9
food
3.9
service
3.6
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very delicious and I even requested a candle light at the table and they did just that! The staff is friendly and overall great job!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The service was slow. The waiter didn't check in with us. We ran out of water and couldn't find anybody to refill it. So we were thirsty, didn't have water chip anything for a very long time. When they finally got to us they took the order and got it wrong. First we waited a long time for it and then it was wrong and then you wanted to fix it. So then I had to wait for it to get fixed. Then it was soggy and wet and just awful. I had the flat enchiladas with two eggs on top. It was awful. And it was expensive. My friend got a quinoa bowl with what look like overcooked scrambled eggs on it. And for the price she paid for it it was the smallest appetizer I've ever seen. All told then it was awful, the service slow and to top it off it was expensive.

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SS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Very meh. For what we paid, I expected better. Not bad, just very average.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Dinner before seeing show at Winspear

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B
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was delicious but the service was horrible. I would come back as it is one of few restaurants close to the theatres in downtown, but the service makes me question that.

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t
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We decided to try Jorge's out before attending the Winspear Theatre. The location is ideal for theatre goers. Eduardo, our service, was fast, courteous, attentive to our needs, and a very good waiter. He got our meal out quickly so we had time to enjoy it before attending the play. Food and drinks were good and ideal location to all the theaters.

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EG
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

It was extremely hot in the restaurant, and the service was slow.

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BP
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Air conditioner was off. It was hot! Wish they had told us that when we made reservations we would have found somewhere else that eat in the 110 degree heat.

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service and amazing salsa. On hottest day of the year, the air conditioning was on the fritz, but I would definitely come back

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LB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

I have been there twice in the last two weeks - call and see if there air conditioning is working, It was literally 83 degrees with the thermostat set on 68. Great food, nice service but we all melted!

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CA
Dallas
49 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always go before the theater. We love the convenience and the food is pretty good!

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ML
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent option for Arts District dining. We eat there a lot before concerts.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service!

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JT
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Have now been here three times. The service is patently AWFUL......

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JD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was okay. The problem was the kitchen. It took an hour for our food to be delivered to our table with the restaurant only being half full of diners. I had to threaten to leave before they took me serious after several requests for our food. I feel sorry for the waiters because several tables walked out. Poor management.

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RG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was fine, but unfortunately the restaurant seemed completely unprepared to handle the dinner rush before a performance in the Arts District that evening. We allowed plenty of time to eat before the performance, but waited almost an hour for our food to arrive. Then we had to scarf it down in 10 minutes and get out of there. Others in the restaurant were in the same situation, and several tables just got up and walked out without eating. For any restaurant that wants to operate in the Arts District with several theaters and performance halls nearby, it's imperative to understand how to get everyone served and on their way so they don't miss a performance.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We sat outside. The scenery is great next to the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Service was also very good. Margaritas left something to be desired and the queso dip wasn’t much better. We split pollo mole which was also okay.

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OT
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The poor waiter seemed to have no help and the food was terrible this visit. Used to really love this place but something has happened. Hope they can pull it together as it's a good spot to eat before going to the various venues in downtown.

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J
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Had been to Jorge’s many times before concerts at Winspear or Wylie and always found food very good. However, the last two times, the service has left a lot to be desired. We knew service bad and ordered food with our drink order. Food took FORTY minutes and first drink not what we ordered! Do no know if we will be back! DO NOT be in a hurry at this restaurant, Jorge’s may be on our endangered list!

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The last two times we have booked via open table, the restaurant says we didn't have a reservation. They still provided a table, although The food was not good. We were disappointed because we usually like to go before the opera. We will be looking elsewhere.

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OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Seemed like an off-night, maybe not enough people in the kitchen. Staff was super nice and working hard. No hostess though, so long wait and long line to get seated. And food took almost a hour to come out which is really tight if you're headed to a show. Food was pretty good. Quality of fajita steak was noticeably better than average. Great frozen margarita. And a very short walk to the Winspear.

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FI
Dallas
69 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for our gathering.
Food was good, as always; service
was great.

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CA
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our Server, Eduardo, was new and did a fine job! Great Food!

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RM
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Been here twice. Both times the service was sketchy. The management doesn’t have its act together. Had to ask for silverware twice and finally had to grab it off another table. Huge line to get in while we were eating and tables weren’t being cleared. People all around us were upset at the poor inattentive service. We were so glad to leave his place and won’t ever return! Our waiter was totally clueless.

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T
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We’ve been to Jorge’s many times but very very disappointed last night. It was crowded and noisy. Even those with reservations waited. But table service was the worst I’ve ever seen it. Drink refills were non existent. My order was completely wrong - I got quesadillas and was brought fajitas instead. Staff would disappear for long periods of time. Food was ok but after all the struggles, I was just put off by the whole experience. The table next to us couldn’t even get silverware.

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MC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We've been here before; it's the most convenient place to get dinner before a show at Moody Performance Hall. We were apparently forgotten by wait staff, and despite flagging down other waiters several times, it was half an hour before we were approached to take our orders, and well over an hour before we had our food. The food was decent, but we had to eat in a rush to make our show.

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r
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Had to correct food orders and slow to get check.

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J
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Always great to eat here before a show. They are quick to serve and food is fresh.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Great food!

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CP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We had a reservation here before our show. There were many tables and booths open but with menus which means they are reserved, according to the host. We were seated at a table with a menu, as we also had a reservation. However, since we were 15 minutes early, we were told we could not have a booth because those were for the people who had reservations and were 15 minutes late. The entire wall of booths was empty with menus on it. What?!? They all were running 15 minutes late? Why couldn't one group of these people sit at our table and we sit at their booth?

Unfortunately, my disability isn't visible so it isn't often taken seriously, but it makes sitting in a chair very uncomfortable for any length of time. I can do it, but given the opportunity to not, I take it. So, we didn't sit in a booth, we sat at a table. Two booths remained empty the entire time we were there, by the way.

They were very busy, but the other customers seemed to be attended to while we waited and waited for our order to be taken, our food to arrive, refills, etc. People around us were also getting the wrong order. Once we got the food it was just ok. Nothing special. I certainly would not go out of my way to go to this restaurant again and wouldn't advise anyone else to do so either.

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CA
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love to go to Jorge's prior to performances in the Arts District. "The Great Society" at Dallas Theater Center is AMAZING ... Just like Jorge's Food!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Location is so great. Unfortunately, this was the least inspired Tex-mex I’ve had since the 80s or maybe in some rural diner more recently. On the good side, their mediocrity means you can get a table on busy nights.

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HG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Friendly service, relaxed location, convenient to Arts District venues, easy parking, wide menu choice from light fare to full meals, very reasonably priced, superb margaritas.

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CL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had dinner here before attending event at the Winspear. We had a reservation but they didn’t have a table for us inside. We sat at the bar because of time constraints. We had good service so no complaints there. Food was decent with the shredded chicken enchilada as the highlight. The location is perfect for Arts District pre and post dinners - very walkable.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great staff!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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S
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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TT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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l
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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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D
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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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