Don Chingon

4.5
38 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tex-Mex

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The Don Chingon lifestyle seeks to redefine Tex-Mex cuisine with an innovative and delicious menu
paired with a cutting edge tequila-based cocktail program. We look forward to serving you!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tex-Mex
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(469) 250-7259
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carlos Andrade
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Belmont
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Parking details
Complementary Valet
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I went with a couple of friends on a Tuesday night. There seemed to be one waitress working the tables (3 seated including ours) which seems reasonable for a non-busy night. However, it took forever to get our drink order to the table. The greeting time was decent. That seemed to be the theme for the visit. Service was terrible. We had to ask several times for different things. I can understand if the place was full things taking a while or forgetting one thing, but with 3 normal size tables on the entire place, there is no excuse. The noise level was pretty high based on the few tables in the place seated. They had a cool frozen drink flight. Some were good and some I didn’t like. But that is personal taste. The food tasted pretty good in my opionion, but there are other restaurants in the area that have better service and food.

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c
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Chef Carlos is inventive and creative with his TexMex dishes. Loved it!

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TL
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Fantastic service and creative Tex Mex dishes. I Highly recommend!

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t
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The fish tacos were awesome! This is a great place to go with a friend for some good food and a relaxing atmosphere.

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CH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place for a group to meet up before going out! The employees are very accommodating, and the environment is energetic and lively. The food is great, but beware - your bill can add up real quick with those $10 cocktails.

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NB
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor space !!!

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CF
Louisville
30 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manager did an excellent job really taking care of our large group

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a
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great! The food was very very good and plentiful. The drinks were interesting and the decor was so fun. Definitely a must do.

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OT
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Drinks were fine - but food was awful. Salsa, guac were bland with no flavor. Fajitas were terrible and the tortillas were so over cooked we couldn't even bite into them..

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CH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! The food is delicious, service is amazing, and ambiance can’t be beat.

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K
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome service, I had the breakfast empanadas they were so good! Would definitely get that again, although the music was a little loud for brunch, my friend and I had to yell across the table

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great place, great service

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DG
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and very good food. . . Some of the items had changed from what was written in the menu, but all still very good. The noise level was definitely high

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K
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

A friend was going out of town so we decided to try a new Tex mex place. The place was really cool, love how it was decorated! The service was very slow though. But our waitress was awesome.

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DD
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

This is our fourth or fifth visit to Don Chingon, which is located in our neighborhood. We like the friendly welcome, the cool vibe, semi-sexy atmosphere, the unique desert landscaping, plus the inventive food. Our favorites are the smoked brisket tacos and the Mexican mac and cheese.

Noise in this restaurant is a very major problem: the background music is always entirely too loud.

Service is good but not as attentive in most other Dallas TexMex restaurants that we frequent.

We will return to Don Chingon, hoping that the last two points may show improvement.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friends reunion

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TN
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great drinks; fun atmosphere.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Place was virtually empty and it took 45 minutes to get our food. We’ve been many times when it’s been packed and the service was way better. Also, saw they use Jose Cuervo mix to make their margaritas, gross

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J
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Came for dinner last week. Thought I would start with a Margarita, and although there seem to be plenty of tequila options at the bar, the waitress was completely uninterested in letting me get a “normal margarita” with a different tequila—she just kept pointing me back to their standard pre-made margarita (the Hacienda Margarita). This pre-made margarita says it’s made with Patron and their own triple sec, but it tasted like it had soda water in it, and was more like a fizzy citrus cooler. I’d never been to a Mexican restaurant that has a solid selection of Tequilas at the bar, and yet, I couldn’t just get a “normal” Margarita that wasn’t mixed with some sort of other fruit or juice. Disappointing.

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E
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

The food orders were all wrong. One of the dishes was cold. Very disappointed.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Terrible service. Wait staff was clueless. Also they ran out of guacamole?!! How does a Tex Mex place run out of guacamole?

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A
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tables are really close together, so you are either bumping into someone or someone is bumping into you.. The food is really good and so are the drinks!

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was a beautiful blend of flavors and our server was amazing! The ambiance was fun and you can in fact climb on to the piñata for a picture. But truly their margarita Monday deal is great!

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J
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pretty good even though by the time we left we were pretty tipsy but will keep refering more customers

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JB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The drinks must be incredible, because the food just wasn’t that good. It wasn’t bad. It just wasn’t... I got the fajitas for two to split with a friend, and even though it was double the price, you received the same one sides plate as the fajitas for one. Should have just ordered two singles.
My husband ordered the brisket tacos and they were so bland.
Overall the staff was great, but the food was ok at best.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Drinks are amazing and the atmosphere is fun. Our waitress tried her best, but several of our orders got messed up and drinks were forgotten. She maintained a positive attitude though. I was also surprised they were out of multiple things including avocado. One girl in our party ordered a salad and half the ingredients weren’t included because they had run out and she was not proactively told. Overall recommend for drinks, but not necessarily much else.

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E
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

The ambiance and decor was great and super fun. Unfortunately the service was terrible and the food was not good.

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FT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We came on Cinco de Mayo and it was a mad house. Our particular server was great and checked on us often. Food and drinks were slow to be brought out, but it was expected. Drinks were good, queso was great. I would come back for just those 2 things any time.
The rest of the food was so/so. Most of their tacos come on corn, but I recommend asking for flour. The corn tortillas were SO dry with ZERO flavor. Chicken was pretty dry, sides were good.

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AR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was fine. They were understaffed so service was slow.

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

Even though it was a busy day, Petra did a great job of checking on us and splitting the bill. I would come back based on service and good drinks.

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

Service was quick. My beverage was always being refilled. Our server Daniel was awesome. Cool atmosphere. Loved the sugar skull murals and the giant piñata.

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B
Dallas
70 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Drinks were very good, the menu needs some expanding. I would go back to try some of the other dishes, the queso was very good.

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OT
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

HORRIBLE! Ontop of being out of half of their already limited brunch menu, the food was so bad it was nearly inedible. You know it’s bad when even the refried beans are terrible. Not only is the food bad, it’s RIDICULOUSLY overpriced. $150 for four brunch entrees (two of which were sent back and not taken care of on our bill) and 4 cocktails. Will NEVER be back!

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Y
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was amazing. Great options and very tasty. The only thing that was less than satisfactory was the service. It was slow and the waiters forgot some of the drinks for our table. In a party of 6, 3 of us had to ask if our drinks were ready. 2 teas and a bottle beer. Waiter seemed confused when we told him we still didn’t have drinks. Overall though the atmosphere is nice and the food was well worth the wait. We will return again, hopefully next time we will have a better service experience.

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KP
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our group of four had a great time and enjoyed the cocktails and food. The service from our waiter DEVON was extraordinary. Probably the best experience in service I have had in Dallas in over three years. Would highly recommend Don Chignon to anyone! Ask for Devon to serve you, you will not be disappointed...he's great and also a nice looking guy too!

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the drinks were Great! Its such a fun place for a girls night out.

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LB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great drinks!

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JA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

From the start the open table reservation was ignored after advising the waitstaff that it was how we came to the location. Chips and salsa were good. However, they don't carry a large selection of beers of mexico flavor for a tex-mex business. Not all food was warm enough, but they do know how to make mexican style rice. They under seasoned the food. Portions were good, but price for some of the dishes was a bit high.

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