El Bolero

4.3
520 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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vipPaulS
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We had the Molcajete and the shrimp were over cooked and the carne asada was tough. Drinks are over priced for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Server put in wrong order & waited over an hour for it when it wasn’t even that busy, & still got charged full price for the inconvenience.

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yadiraA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fui con mi familia y pasamos un rato agradable en este restaurante.

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DustinE
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!! Delicious drinks and fantastic food! Salsa trio and watermelon social punch are a must!!

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TarynW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super good food. Chips and salsa were amazing. Maybe the best I’ve had. The atmosphere was upbeat. Energetic. High quality Latin food at its best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

1. Servers were inattentive. Waters filled once the whole night.
2. Drinks tasted like they used the same shakers to make everyone’s drink without washing after each drink.
3. Table wabbled and I had to fix it myself
4. They forgot half of my date’s meal
5. Surprisingly the actual meal itself was fantastic in taste. Highly recommend the snapper and the seared tuna.

Overall value for the service and cost we paid just didn’t add up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was very disappointed in this restaurant. The food was just okay, not great at all. Slightly overpriced for the quality. The dishes served in the hot bowls tend to overcook while sitting. The queso blanco had a weird, scorched milk taste. The service was great, but I do not plan to try it again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Ordered fajitas but was given quesadillas. Service was great up until food arrived then it was underwhelming. Took over 5+ minutes to get a refill on water.

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vipDebbiP
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

They were understaffed. The appetizer we ordered never did arrive, even after we asked about it but they still charged us. We asked for some additional items to go with our fajitas when they arrived and that never came. No one checked on us. We had to go to the bar to ask for our check. This place was recommended but I found it to be lacking.

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AngelaL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant & our waiter was so kind & patient with how busy the restaurant was.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First time here and it was good! The food taste authentic and the drinks were delicious! I’d definitely go back and let others know about it too.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had the seared tuna, it was incredible! Pineapple margarita was very delicious as well! Loved the overall vibe of the place and enjoyed our time there. Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Our food took awhile even though we were one of 5 tables in the entire restaurant.

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vipPampapeters
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I only gave 4 stars for service because they just didn’t have enough staff. I really feel badly for restaurants right now. The manager and the hostess were pitching in. Despite just a bit of slow service we loved the first try of this restaurant. The Reaper Margarita was one of my all time favorites.

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KeithB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Entering El Bolero I was shocked to see how small the place was. Which is not a problem. It was a Saturday afternoon so at the time they had a DJ on duty which normally isn't a problem, but the music was SO loud that it was difficult to hold a conversation. When the waiter FINALLY arrived he couldn't hear me and I couldn't hear him because of the music. The wait staff wore masks which is a good thing. He had to come closer to get our orders so that kinda defeats the purpose. I ordered calamari for my appetizer, they forgot to cook it.. so my appetizer came about 2 minutes before our main dish. The food was SO SO, kinda bland in my opinion. My wife ordered a margarita and she said it was delicious so that was one good thing that happened that day. Unfortunately I will not be going back.

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Meetingwithfriends
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I shall return. Had the crab relleno, and it was delicious

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MeganR
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Unique twist on Mexican food and great cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Uncomfortable chairs, not allergy sensitive

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The music was too loud. We had a group of 7 and could not hear each other talk and were having to raise our voice to be heard. We mentioned the noise to our server and she was really sweet, but the noise level didn't change.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing food and drinks. Very attentive wait staff. The food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Quaeso lacked flavor. Portion for fajitas was small.

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LeonarJ
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & Drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angel was amazing! Definitely will come back just because of how great he was during our time there!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Food was bland at best

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MaeC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Good food. Ridiculously slow service. That seems to be the norm in many restaurants now though and the severs were doing their best they just seemed to be very short-handed.

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TrishaC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Bolero is always a wonderful experience! Everything is great. The food, the ambiance, the drinks, the staff. You won't be dissapointed. This is the reason we always come back.

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HollyD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Our service was excellent, the food was great, cool location. I like the gold speckled (rather expensive) oil man margarita as a treat when I go there. Worth a little extra $. Overall, a really nice place to eat!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible experience. Food and service was pretty bad. My daughter ordered a cheese quesadilla and got a chicken quesadilla. So they remade a chicken quesadilla again for her. Never did get a cheese quesadilla. Never received some drinks ordered. Had to ask multiple times for water. Ordered sunny side up eggs, got over hard. There were many other issues. Just a terrible experience all around. Staff was not warm or inviting. We were very kind & just felt like we were bothering them by coming to their restaurant. Many items we didn’t send back, we honestly just felt bad complaining. But the items we did send back never were made correctly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

This just wasn’t the restaurant for me. I didn’t love the tortilla chips, my enchiladas were bland, and my drink (the reaper margarita) was way too sweet. I’m sure other people would enjoy it more. I’m a little picky with Mexican or Tex-mex.

That being said, the service was great, and the decor was very cool.

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Frannie
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous new menu; excellent tequila concoctions. Great service; just really, really loud. (because of the floors, sound bounces everywhere). But, we've loved this place since it opened years ago!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Terrible customer service and they weren’t busy. We had to ask someone to get us water and the waitress finally came over to our table when she had passed by us multiple times. The food was okay. The queso and fajitas seemed like they had been sitting out for awhile. Wouldn’t go back.

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AYAECH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Menu was on a QR code, but the hostess had to old it out for you since there was only 1 copy of it. Food was okay, service is great.

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MarkC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique place to go for something a little different.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very loud music at lunchtime
Food was excellent

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LarryM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Made a reservation and asked for a table. When I arrived I was informed that the only thing available was a Hightop,which i didn't want. I was told to either take it or wait 30 minutes. The reservation system asked was there a occasion which I indicated a birthday. That was never acknowledge. Poor planning or reservation system.The hostess informed me they count hightops as tables. Then don't offer a choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner here for my birthday. I made reservations only 2 hours before the event but they were still able to accommodate me and 9 other people. It was nice to be able to make a reservation & the table actually be available when you arrive. The drinks were delicious and the food tasted amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious; Very nice maître d’

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as usal

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displeased123
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Waited forever. They refused to split the check. Queso was terrible. Food subpar. Had to send a drink back, too syrup-y.

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FawnK
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great fun place to eat!! Everyone in the restaurant was happy!!! All of the customers looked happy and satisfied!! We were for sure!! Nice to find a good affordable place to eat!!! Definitely recommend!!!

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

El Bolero is rated 4.3 stars by 520 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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