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Taco-bout Tasty Tacos in Dallas

Tex-Mex rules in restaurants across Dallas-Forth Worth, a winning combo of Mexican spirit and Texan style. Downtown Dallas finds diners tucking into authentic, regional Mexican favorites, with a hint of chile and cooling avocado. Trendy districts like Deep Ellum add local ingredients enjoyed on top of hip rooftop spaces. But with so many to choose from, how does anyone know where to find the best tacos in Dallas? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Our team of expert diners knows what makes a good taco, and they’ve eaten their way across Dallas to create this exclusive list. Read on and find the best tacos in Dallas and book a table today!

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14 Restaurants
Updated January 25, 2020
Restaurants:Jalisco Norte, Le Bilboquet - Dallas, Tulum
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary Mexican, French
Neighborhoods:Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn, Knox / Henderson
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Jalisco Norte

$$$$
Contemporary Mexican
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
4.5
1478 reviews
Jalisco Norte in Turtle Creek Village is the perfect place for those who want to find real Mexican flavor. The menu is bright and contemporary, making the best use of local ingredients and the talents of their award-winning chef. This exciting menu includes some of the best tacos in Dallas. The Milanese chicken is a nod to Southern-style cooking, with chicken tenders meeting chipotle and pureed beans. The must-try dish is the Taco Gobernador: shrimp, bell peppers and a range of cheeses. Booking recommended.

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Le Bilboquet - Dallas

$$$$
French
Knox / Henderson
4.8
2108 reviews
How many cities have a classy French joint where tacos are one of the most exciting dishes on the menu? Presumably New York as well as Dallas, as that’s where this Knox neighborhood favorite originated. The décor emulates a French bistro, and the menu combines French-American cuisine like Filet au Poivre with seasonal ingredients. Brunchtime sees a more Southern spin on the menu, with the pulled pork or pulled beef tacos bringing regulars back time and time again.

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Tulum

$$$$
Contemporary Mexican
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
4.6
978 reviews
Take a sensory trip to the Mexican coastal region of Tulum via this refined and inventive restaurant. Tulum takes Mexican traditions and gives them an update, with dishes like ahi tuna with bonito broth, or pork chops with ancho chile mole. Even the tacos are something a little bit different. Tulum’s vegetarian mushroom and wild tomatillo tacos come with a kick of salsa verde and a touch of sweet onion for a unique flavor. Designed for sharing.

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Lovers Seafood And Market

$$$$
Seafood
Park Cities
4.8
1363 reviews
What’s better than a superb Texan seafood restaurant serving the freshest fish, day in, day out? One that allows diners to take some of it home with them, of course. The fish market at Lovers Seafood allows ambitious home cooks to take home fish and shellfish, and even some of the restaurant’s famous sauces. Taco fans should try the Lalo’s fish tacos with the green apple slaw. Or, for something a bit special, there’s the old school griddled lobster tacos with a unique yellow tomato salsa, plus sour cream with a hint of lime. Some of the best tacos in Dallas.

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Fearing's

$$$$
Southwest
Uptown
4.7
5640 reviews
Fearing’s is a celebrity chef-driven restaurant, built around the concept of “Bold Flavors, No Borders.” That means tastes from all over the Southwest, including some serious Mexican influences. Tortilla soup, mesquite-grilled steak and eggs, and some of the best tacos in Dallas all appear on this fresh and exciting menu. The barbecued shrimp taco has the sweet and sharp combo of mango and pickled onion and definitely makes it into our taco hall of fame.

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Miriam Cocina

$$$$
Contemporary Mexican
Downtown
4.8
861 reviews
An exciting downtown location for authentic Mexican dishes, Miriam’s is an ode to exotic flavors including a range of enticing cocktails. Head here for some of the best tacos in Dallas, combining those Mexican flavors with local Texan produce. Slow-cooked brisket meets jalapenos and pulla sauce, while grilled salmon gets an upgrade of chile de arbol and mixed cabbage. Order the plate of Amigos Tacos for a little bit of everything.

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Origin Kitchen + Bar

$$$$
American
Knox / Henderson
4.7
1227 reviews
The Knox-Henderson neighborhood really does have an up and coming dining scene. The industrial-chic of Origin fits right in with this. The sleek and slightly minimalist décor contrasts beautifully with the eclectic menu. This takes inspiration from all over the world. Think hummus, chicken wings, or Thai-style salmon, plus a range of paleo-friendly options for those watching their carb and grain intake. At brunch, look for “The Defined Dish”, a plate of paleo-suited green chili tacos. Grass-fed beef, eggs, chili, and cilantro make this a protein-rich and low carb treat for the senses.

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The Mercury

$$$$
Global, International
Preston Hollow
4.7
2833 reviews
Sometimes eating out is all about finding somewhere really special. Maybe for a birthday or anniversary, or just to celebrate getting through a tough week. The Mercury is upscale, smart, and has that buzz about it that lets diners know it’s a “place to be”. Taco fans, hit the lunch menu. The chilled jumbo lump crabmeat tacos with yuzu guacamole are out of this world. Or if it’s a dinner date, start with the lobster tacos, combining the bite of tomato salsa with the sweetness of mango.

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True Food Kitchen - Dallas

$$$$
American
Uptown
4.7
1706 reviews
Diners are starting to think more about the environmental impact of their eating habits. Is it sustainable? Is this organic? Is it good for me? Head to True Food Kitchen, where the team has already asked all these questions and more. There are plenty of vegan options, paleo and keto diet-friendly fare, and even dishes that purport to help boost the immune system. We love the steak and fish tacos, with their tropical touch of coconut lime crème. Guilt-free Tex-Mex flavor.

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Te Deseo

$$$$
Mexican
Downtown
4.5
251 reviews
Smart and welcoming, this central spot in the Harwood District boasts a rooftop terrace with stunning views and a menu packed with Latin flavors. Pick up a trio of street tacos at either brunch or dinner time. The choices are brisket with macha sauce, pork carnitas with guajillo sauce, or an adventurously spicy shrimp. All the tacos are replete with fresh onion and cilantro for an authentic Mexican touch.

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Mesero - Victory Park

$$$$
Mexican
Victory Park
4.7
791 reviews
Mesero: where Mexican spirit meets American life. This Victory Park restaurant is a vibrant, colorful spot for amazing cocktails and an unusual yet effective mix of American classics. This includes burgers and crispy chicken, and traditional Central American fare like sopa de frijoles. There are around eight types of taco available, all with a choice of beans and the option to customize. So, diners can add tuna to their already well-filled blackened salmon and slaw taco to make something totally unique. A place to linger.

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TacoLingo Tex-Mex

$$$$
Tex-Mex
Uptown
4.5
271 reviews
A fun and casual place to devour some of the best tacos in Dallas in a lively industrial-hip setting. The tacos? There’s a crazy range of street tacos, crispy tacos and house specialties. These include buffalo chicken with blue cheese, chicken with red onion and jalapeno marmalade, or crisped avocado with roasted corn. Head down every Tuesday for bank-friendly deals on tacos and margaritas. Book here for any party occasion- the loft space is ideal for big groups.

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Meso Maya - Lakewood

$$$$
Mexican
Lakewood / White Rock Lake
4.7
635 reviews
Comida y copas: Spanish for food and drink. A simple catchphrase, sure, but one that shows how focused this Lakewood eatery is on getting the basics right. That ethos ensures a warm welcome plus a menu filled with real Mexican classics like Pollo con Mole and chicharrones. House tacos include pork carnitas with queso fresco, or mahi-mahi with tangy salsa verde. The lunch special is a real winner, combining any salad or soup with any taco, plus rice and beans, for am exciting and filling midday options.

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El Bolero

$$$$
Mexican
Design District
4.3
705 reviews
This Crockett Row Mexican joint is all about immersing guests in a little bit of Mexican culture. The team makes everything from scratch from the highest quality ingredients. Plus, a massive amount of influence comes from traditional regional Mexican food. Flautas with potato and chorizo, customizable guacamole, and tacos all served with cilantro rice are just some of the favorites here. Try the grilled wagyu steak taco in the blue corn tortilla, for a magical mash-up of both flavor and color.

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