El Bolero

4.2
496 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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4.3
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4.1
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4.1
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4.0
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Noise · Moderate
71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Food was bland at best

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MaeC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
2 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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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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vipCupHalfFull
Dallas
52 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A solid if uninspired meal (brisket tacos and vegetarian enchiladas) in a decent (not dumpy) setting. While El Bolero is not cutting edge, the restaurant is a great option for a quick and good business meal.

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Steven68
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and cocktails.

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Jenr8
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The service was slow but expected in the current environment. The food was amazing and loved the different drink options!

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

not enough servers. took forever. food came out cold & zero customer service engagement from server

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VisitingForTheDay
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was really good! Corn tortillas made fresh! The issue was the lack of wait staff. Our waiter was friendly, but he was the only one tending to patrons in the main room. There was another waiter for outside. Honestly, that was the only issue, they are so understaffed (like many restaurants) that it made the visit a little unfortunate.

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meg83
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Sadly there are better Mexican food places to eat in Dallas.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent margaritas!

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vipieat
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We really like El Bolero and made the 30 min drive to spend Father’s Day there…. we were quite disappointed. Service was slow which we can understand especially right now, but my MIL ordered fish tacos and they brought brisket…we sent them back and she had to wait 20 min to get her correct order….she packed them to go bc we were all already finished. At no point did a manager come by and apologize and we were charged for the tacos. Quite unbelievable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I was sorely disappointed in my most recent experience. First, the hostess was very distracted and not very friendly. She would leave for 5 min at a time leaving a large line of people waiting. Everyone has an off day.

However, we went on Friday specifically for the $15 lobster fajitas. I asked our waiter to confirm that was the still the special and he agreed. When I got my billed, it was full price fajitas, when questioned he said it was still a special but the fajitas were full price and you get a half price margarita. It was definitely a bait and switch. The food came out at different times, overall very unorganized and not sure I will go back.

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jeannes
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved their menu. The scallops with lobster rice was over the top yummy!

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vipJeremyB
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good! Restaurant was a bit noisy.

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PhilipT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Enjoy the food and atmosphere. Lobster tacos are the BEST! Really great to eat outside (when the weather cooperates)!

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AaronL
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, overall great place.

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vipCC41
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Fresh ingredients. Will be back

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JanR
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside. Perfect evening. Everyone really liked the food.

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yadiraA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Se los recomiendo, comida ,servicio.. gracias no la pasamos muy bien..

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were terrific, as was the service. Great place, highly recommend!

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vipHammer
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food is Average at best and a little pricey for what you get.

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SallyB
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent dishes, affordable prices, noise a little too high

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Servers looked burned out and tired. The signs plastered on every door and window looking for help gave away their staffing issues. Margarita was overpriced and borderline undrinkable. Third time coming here and third bad experience.

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vipMKT56
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

For our first visit, with an out-of-town guest, we were hoping for a better experience; but, the food was just okay, the service was poor (we waited so long for drinks and had to hunt down our server to order, ask for pepper, etc.) and the music was so incredibly loud that we had to yell to visit amongst 3 of us at a high top table. Maybe it would have been a better overall visit if we could have sat on the patio and they had been staffed properly so our server wasn’t covering as a bartender too!

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vipSusieK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fresh and delicious! Our server was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We love bolero and always have a good time, however the service was subpar this go around. The waitress wouldn’t come to the table enough ( which we knew it was a busy day so we weren’t worried too much about it). But, what was extremely frustrating was being the last person waiting to get their bill back. The group was waiting for me to get my check back and I told them to go ahead and leave ahead of me ( I assumed it would be another 2-3 mins to get the bill) instead I sat there waiting for ten minutes to get my card and check to sign. I had to ask the busser who had started to clean the table off as I sat there alone waiting for the check. It appeared that the waitress and just forgotten to give me back the check despite her seeing me sitting alone at an 8 top table.

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AshleyL
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Great food and drinks! Definitely would 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 4.2 stars by 496 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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