El Bolero

4.3
540 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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HollyH35
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was a great spot. The only complaint I have is the menu was in such tiny print, I couldn’t read it. I had the avocado salad. It was really good. The chips and salsa were great as well.

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Andrea
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great, very friendly and was quick to take care of us. The DJ was great as he played some up beat music to keep the place feeling alive. Food was amazing and they had awesome drink choices!!

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vipdeborahp
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service

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Rick
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Young crowd and good food. A little pricey ($18 for a top shelf margarita), very busy but overall a good experience.

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vipAndreas
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I come here at least twice a month. On Monday I made a reservation at 8 pm. I got there with my boyfriend abs literally nobody was at the host table. I waited 10 minutes abs no server or anyone came to me. I saw a guy abs ask him if I could please get seated he looked at me ignored me and kept walking. Restaurant is not busy, like 4 servers just talking at the bar playing around.

My boyfriend and I had to walked out and for a table at the Charles across the street.

Never coming back!!! Keep in mind mt bf was visiting Dallas, we are both chefs abs just wanted a meal after a long day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Service not that good. Sat on the patio, not sure if that had to do with service not being good. Overall I will go back.

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vipRobinR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We love the food here, it was great as usual. But the Margaritas were terrible. This is the second time in the last month where we’ve been disappointed in the drinks. Not sure if there’s a new bartender, but they really didn’t taste good at all.Their house margarita on the rocks for served warm, not shaken or even chilled.

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erine
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu, amazing food, great ambiance. Our waiter was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Short staffed so service time was slow and the portion size on the hash is small

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KristnS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Overserved people on the patio-we had to move inside. Not enough waitstaff --service was extremely slow. Was brought the wrong mixed drink-twice. Restaurant was dirty-chairs stacked up in the corners.

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SteveK
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place.
Tamale entree was the best dish we had. We will return for another meal soon.

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vipbevu0115
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The music was too loud. The food was not as good as it used to be. The drinks were way too expensive. The queso was bland. Apparently we were seated under an air conditioner vent even though many other tables were available and we were blasted with cold air. I am hot natured and I was cold. They tried but failed. I will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Love the food
Will order takeout so I do not have to yell to be heard by my friends

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vipVikyA
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server did amazing. He was the bartender making all of the restaurant's drinks and he was able to still make my experience very good. The Paloma's drinks where amazing, I highly recommend them. The food was surprisingly delicious, just a bit overpriced. My fiance ordered the rib eye steak and he absolutely loved it but he did wish to have larger sides, with it being such an expensive dish. Overall I can't wait to go back and have some Palomas and some yummy food!

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DominicS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The best thing about this place is the chips and salsa the quest bas bland and too thin. Don’t order the chicken street tacos- I’m not a picky eater- but these tasted like licorice! My girlfriend tasted a bite and spit it out! Her empanadas were good though! The margaritas were mediocre and at 12$ each for the small glass- I wouldn’t do it again! Our waiter was great and attentive and I tipped him well because he doesn’t cook the food!

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ValerieP
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and hostess to greet and
accommodate during the visit. If you come and Leanne hungry it’s your own fault. Get the Rey Margarita. 😉

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Went for HH because of their $5 margaritas. The margaritas were so sweet and had little alcohol. I assume the point is to get you in the restaurant and then you’ll start ordering regular priced drinks because of the HH margaritas not being good. Also, major fly problem in that place. Had to swat them away the entire time I was there. I didn’t eat the food. Also, service was good!

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DavidK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, strong drinks, overall a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very short handed, service was not so great. They dropped the homemade cheesecake my friend made after we told them to be very careful. Manager took it as a joke and brought a bottle of champagne that was not good at all. Our reservation was at 7 and we got seated at 7:30.

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OliviaH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the Molcahete! It’s a great family style eating experience. The dusting on the chips was tasty and salsas was fire roasted. Yum.
The vibe was very hip and the service was excellent. Check them out!

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vipPaulS
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
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 on September 15, 2021
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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vipWauketaJ
Dallas
8 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
11 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
45 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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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 540 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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