El Bolero

4.6
396 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Airy eatery offering regional Mexican cuisine, plus margaritas in a colorful setting with a patio. Start with our Queso Fundido and our signature tequila cocktail – The Oilman.
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4.5
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4.5
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Strive45
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great!!!

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samanthaL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Everyone is super friendly and amazing. Our waiter was awesome definitely recommend this place.

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vipBradleyF
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Seemed like folks were busy thinking about the people who were coming vs the people who were there. Moving tables, moving the check in station, not paying attention to needs for more salsa, chips, water, etc. Food was okay at best. Okay food only ranks above 3 stars if the portion size is large. The portion sizes were fine, but there was no extra for another meal. As a result the meal needs to be delicious and unique.

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Seli
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We made a reservation at 7pm and did not get seated until 7:45p. It was my moms birthday so she went to the hostess stand to ask how much longer we would have to wait after waiting 30 min, hostess said "Not sure because there is a couple that has been here longer than expected, we can't control how long people are here for." I mean obviously right? Unnecessary comment to give to someone after you make a reservation to avoid this exact issue plus you have to remember your job is to ease peoples frustration but I guess that depends on your experience? I've worked in the industry, def never spoke to someone like that. Manager gave us a round of drinks on the house. Drinks were good, food was good, server was good. I would go back yes, NEVER with a group of 7 or more. Also, pointless to make reservations here.

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vipjordanM
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

I was extremely unimpressed with this restaurants food. The cheese that is used on all their dishes is an acquired taste and since I didn't like the Oaxaca cheese I found myself sending back my entrée. The specialty drink the Oilman is overpriced but the staff is very nice. The waiter was very understanding about my not liking the cheese and took my entrée back without question, he also gave me my drink for free. The service was the only enjoyable thing about this restaurant for me. Unfortunately I will never return.

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MichaelH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

It’s ok. In my opinion it’s hipster Mexican food. The bar however seemed popular.

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vipVictor
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Carne asado tacos on blue corn tortillas were tasteless. Taco arabe was good but all in all disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going to this restaurant but will definitely return! The interiors are spectacular, the Oilman Margarita is fantastic and the queso devine!! We also tried the Tortilla soup which was delicious and the Carne Asada Tacos.... so good!! Everything hit the spot!! I can’t wait to go back... what to have next?? It all looks so yummie!!

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vipsheri
Jackson Hole
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Tasty food.

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vipHeath
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 time since New Years Eve and have had great experiences each time. The food, service, and atmosphere is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Terrible service - but great food.

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vipJamesK
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Host was unfamiliar with Open Table and stated that it applied only to online orders. He was requested to consult with a manager and then the coupon was used. If he did not know, he should not have provided incorrect information.

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vipFoodie8484
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

I booked this restaurant as the reviews were wonderful, but the food was mediocre/subpar, to say the least. I ordered the calamari to start, and it was overcooked, rubbery, and cold. I ordered the Chile Relleno, and it was cold as well, but the plate was warm. The chile and the cheese really didn't have any flavor. The fajitas my husband ordered was okay - we had better at chain restaurants. My husband ordered some drinks from the bar and he said they were some of the worst he has had in Dallas. The place was packed, but it is not for me. Next time, I will go to Taco Taxco around the corner. The only upside is our server, and the staff was wonderful, but you can find better Tex Mex food elsewhere.

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AnniversaryDate
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was my first time to dine here and my wife and I dined in for our Anniversary. I'd read reviews and seen how extensive their menu was so I was excited about dining here. We arrived and were seated promptly and greeted at the table fairly quickly. We ordered the signature Margarita's and they were good but at $20 each I was little disappointed that D magazine had rated their signature as best Margarita in Dallas, they were cool and not bad just not the hyped up cocktail I expected. I slipped on crayons and food on the floor under our table when I got up from the table so I asked if they could clean up the area under our table and the adjoining table and that was quickly addressed. I believe they may have had a large group dine here before we arrived. We had the Red Snapper and Langostino, Shrimp and El Pastor Tacos and the food was DELICIOUS as were the guacamole and the chips and salsa. The Snapper was the best I've ever had. We were also greeted by the manager during our visit to thank us for supporting their restaurant during this tough time due to Covid. My wife and I agree this was a great restaurant with awesome food and we will dine here again for sure!

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Strive45
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved being there for a lunch birthday with family.

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LeonorR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All food is delicious, the size plate is perfect, and is very clean

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love the vibe, food and drinks, I can’t wait to come to town to eat the street corn, so good I won’t share! One of our favorite Dallas stops!

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vipCC41
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 10. Service was great from drinks to dinner. Food was fresh and their was a large variety. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed. Nothing on the website said they were closed until I drove up

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Great food and drinks!

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AmritN
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot. Good food and drinks. Very good service

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vipJBBB
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, fast service, fun and lively atmosphere.

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CONRADOM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My date was great, with good food and good margaritas. We sat at the patio and we were the only couple dining at the patio, it was a bit cold and the waitress turned on the heaters.
The service was good, they kept checking on us to see if we need anything. There was confusion with our order but the waitress took care immediately.
The inside ambiance is nice, there were not many people at the restaurant, maybe because it was Wednesday, COVID, and people trying to be safe for Thanksgiving.
I had enchiladas de barbacoa and my date has seafood tacos, the food presentation was good and very tasty.
In general a good restaurant. I will try their brunch one of these weekends.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely wonderful. The cocktails were strong and tasty! We had a great time

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LoreQ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and music def will return with friends

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vipSarahP1
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This place is so LOUD, you cannot hear unless you are with only one other person.

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vipDiggy
Dallas
66 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really a good experience despite the restaurant not being adequately staffed. The food was delicious and not overly expensive and the drinks were great! Its a solid restaurant but something is missing in order to make this a great restaurant.

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MackenzieC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, I will definitely be coming back. I was here for a business lunch meeting.

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SusanY
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place for a biz and friend lunch. Food was delicious and fresh. I love the ambience and beautiful decor.

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Nhoop
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times now and each time the food is great! Service has been excellent and all very friendly. If you are a cheese enchilada fan, they have the best!

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vipCarioca171
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks as always. Love this place. Such a refreshing spin on Mexican classics. Love the fajitas and empanadas. Outstanding flavor and presentation.

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vipLeonarJ
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends

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simp
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere...

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vipdustymc
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Oh how I’ve missed the tuna tartare it is my absolute favorite dish there. The chips, salsa are amazing...and the elotes!!! Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They hit the spot every time

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE EL BOLERO, my favorite mexican restaurant.

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Sena
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

First time for dinner with 3 GFs on the patio. Overall the consensus was the food was excellent. Cocktails were a bit weak, but tasty. Great patio vibe. Will def return.

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JuanF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chilaquiles were fire. Chips were delicious. Might get filled up on them before getting your meal so leave room. Good drinks. Good atmosphere. Would recommend

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ThomasD
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great queso. Nice little patio and the perfect weather didn't hurt.

FAQs

El Bolero does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. El Bolero also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 741-1986.

El Bolero is rated 4.6 stars by 396 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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