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Desperados Mexican Restaurant-Dallas, Dallas, TX

Desperados Mexican Restaurant-Dallas

4.7
4.7
45 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Desperados Mexican Restaurant has been serving Dallas area residents real dishes from the heart of Mexico and traditional Tex-Mex favorites for more than 40 years. Desperados’ landmark status has been achieved through the determination and vision of Jorge Levy who, along with two partners, opened the doors to the now historic Greenville Avenue location in 1976.

This family is very passionate about what they do and that passion is evident throughout many aspects of their business. However it is the recipes that have elevated Desperados to its status as a Delicious Dallas Original. The menu is large, sampling much of the culinary diversity of Mexico. “We were one of the first to ever serve Ceviche,” Jorge boasts. And with award winning specialties like the delicious Guacamole, tangy Steak Argentina, world famous Desperados Tacos and a Terlingua Champion Chili you are sure to find something scrumptious.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Tex-Mex
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (214) 363-1850
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 45 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

45 Reviews
  1. Stephen

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Reservations worked well and kept us from a 30 minute or longer wait. Immediate and friendly service. Owner also came around serving not just asking how the meal was - which was a nice touch in showing care of his family restaurant. We will be back!

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  2. Dale

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very well attended by our server and the chef created a guacamole dip without cilantro for my party, just by asking! Food was definitely authentic, drinks were great as well, making it an overall fabulous experience. We would definitely return for another fantastic experience.

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  3. BudR

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been coming to this little hideaway for years. Clean and cozy. Being able to visit and dine is what makes this place the tops. Most other restaurants of this caliber are rushed and LOUD. If you would like to catch up or get to now somebody over diner, this is the place. The service and food have never disappointed me.

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  4. Ziggy12

    Dallas

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Tex Mex. I really like the puffy tacos.

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  5. WAT711

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going to Desperados for many years. We are never disappointed. Desperados Tacos are the best! The crabmeat enchiladas are to die for! It is always such a pleasure to see and speak with Jake as he checks on all his patrons. We live in Plano and make the trip to Dallas as often as possible to enjoy an evening with our La Margaritas. We can never move too far away because life without Desperados is unimaginable!

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  6. TNT57

    Dallas

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food and atmosphere! Top shelf Margarita was tasty too 😊

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  7. WAT711

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have had many menu items since we started going to Desperados in 2009. The Desperado Tacos are great as are the La Margaritas. The Crabmeat Enchiladas and any of the Chicken or Steak specialty dishes are amazing.

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  8. Debby

    Dallas

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch menu. Good pricing. Good service. Noise level nice and low for good conversation.

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  9. LeslieD

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Desperados is one of our favorites, and we will return soon!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Desperados is always a great option. Fantastic family business that we’re happy to support. Tasty food in a laid-back environment.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jake and his staff are amazing and so attentive. The food is delicious. Our favorites are salsa, desperado tacos and beef fajitas. One of our favorite places.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our sever was amazing and the food was excellent!

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  14. ChrisN

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a Dallas classic! Fantastic TexMex that never disappoints.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We traveled to Dallas for the hot chocolate 5k on Saturday. We at at desperados fri night. The food was sooo good. We had eaten here last year so it was hands down where we wanted to eat this year.

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  16. BobbyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and food was excellent. I don't think we could have asked for a better night celebrating our 27th Wedding Anniversary.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant !!! Fantastic margaritas. We have been going for 28 years and have Only ordered steak argentine PERFECT. Hopefully we will expand our experience during next 28 years. Lol

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  18. EmiH

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun first visit to Desperados - will definitely be back!! Easy to make a reservation the night before and service was top notch.

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  19. NomadicFoodie

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service here is always good.

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  20. TheDanburyDiner

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good. Service picked up considerably after a slow start.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best!!!

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  22. ANOANO

    Dallas

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Hidden gem. Owner comes by your table to chat. Food is terrific. Chips and salsa are the best in town.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and great service. Easy and local.

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  24. RLTexas

    Dallas

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We go there all the time but last 2 times it has been miserably Hot! Manager said they can’t lower the AC anymore. I saw 2 different parties get seated at their booth and within minutes they both left. I’m assuming it was because it was so Hot for them too Food is great, margaritas are a little expensive unless you get House. I think we will wait until October/ November to go back since it’s so uncomfortable inside here

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  25. ChelseaS

    Fayetteville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating an 83 rd birthday, service is fantastic and food is so greasy. We love the Flautas and Desperado tacos! Brunch food was also excellent with large portions!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reuben was awesome! Fantastic food at reasonable prices.

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  27. EricaB

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was new to this place and I must say I loved everything. The bean soup is amazing

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  28. DebraB

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service!

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  29. Naynay

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great drink deals all week. Good service and salsa. Enchilades were kind of meh, but I got my tex-mex fix and I would return.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Belize

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the atmosphere! Service and food was great!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Went for one of the top 5 tacos in Dallas. Being from out of state I can say If this is a Dallas Top 5 taco there’s opportunity for someone to come here and up the stakes. Que so and salsa were good. Service was good. Wish I tried something else but was lured by the taco statement.

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  32. JulieD

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was amazing- didn’t get his name. We were on the patio. The manager came out and greeted us.

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  33. DerJaeger

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A Go-To Mexican food friends place to enjoy

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  34. ScottL

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They do everything well. From the guacamole and salsa to the margaritas and tacos. Outstanding and inexpensive.

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  35. TrevorM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for multiple different occasions and ages

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  36. BrianW

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Great service all the way up to one of the managers who came by to check on us. We'll be back.

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  37. Hec5

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love Jorge and Michael!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in town for the hot chocolate 5k run in Dallas and we were so excited to find Desperados! The food was exceptional and the service was over the top! We’re coming again next year!

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  39. JasonM

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Great family owned local restaurant with outstanding food and the best margaritas in town!

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  40. JDM10

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best TexMex in Dallas IMHO.

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FAQs

Desperados Mexican Restaurant-Dallas is rated 4.7 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Desperados Mexican Restaurant-Dallas

4818 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206-4120

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Greenville Avenue
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Tex-Mex
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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