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Encina

4.8
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13 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
Encina is a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant offering New American cuisine, cocktails, wine, and beer with influences from Texas, California, and the South in the beloved Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff in Dallas, Texas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 13 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.5
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4.5
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AbbyD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The mussels were incredible. And the pork chop was perfect!!

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vipCupHalfFull
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed some dishes that we normally do not see in Dallas including tongue. Look forward to returning soon.

JB
vipJenniferB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional!

DF
vipDFWDiner
Dallas
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was sad to hear when Bolsa closed, but very pleased to see that the replacement with Encina provides a similar if not better experience!

The atmosphere is comfortingly similar and seemed to be spruced up a bit. Possibly new fabric on the banquettes and beige tablecloth‘s rather than paper covered white ones made for a subdued, casual-elegant feel.

Most importantly, the food was equally as good or better than anything I had ever eaten at Bolsa! And the service was fantastic!

Definitely worth a visit! Go now!

JD
JakeD
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great service, great wine menu. The new patio is spacious and enclosed. I am going back very soon!!

KN
KaustubN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing restaurant with great staff, Food was amazing and well worth the money. The Beef tartare was great and well priced. The veal was well made and paired excellently. We also ordered the turkey which was very large and a good dish. I would recommend trying this restaurant.

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Elle
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While Encina felt familiar, we experienced a completely new menu and enjoyed every bit of it. We were lucky enough to speak to the owner and head chef to understand what Encina meant to him and how it will be reflected in the menu and atmosphere.

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ChandlerN
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Turkey leg and cornbread were phenomenal. My friend enjoyed celebrating her birthday at Encina!

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TallOne214
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding. We came for dinner on Friday night, just their third night open. You'd never guess this was a new restaurant based on the service and food. Everything ran as expected and was very good.

We started with the mussels, which were very fresh and in and in a delicious broth. The dish was well seasoned and came with slices of the most perfect bread to have with it: it was grilled and buttered, solid enough to stand up to the sauce and then melts in your mouth when dipped in that amazing broth. We REALLY enjoyed these and would definitely order again.

For my main I had the fish, which was red snapper and amazing! It was paired with a broccoli puree which was also tasty, as well as a lentil side that was tossed in a vinaigrette. Everything was so tasty and I was very pleased. The flavors are excellent and very well seasoned.

My partner had the NY Strip steak. He kept telling me I had to try it, so finally he put a piece on my plate and I was blown away. This NY Strip absolutely melted in my mouth and was SO WELL SEASONED. I'm not a huge steak person and I would definitely order this.

We really enjoyed our meal here and will be coming back frequently.

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mmgg
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was Spectacular. Bar n Beef Cheek Pastrami was out of this world in flavor. Portion small and pricey

MH
ManjH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and the perfect ambiance to celebrate!

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InTheHood
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Was there for the Mammogram Event and the food and service were wonderful. Will definitely go back. Hope that the food and service will still be as memorable.

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Teril
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended a Mammogram Poster Girls event so I don't believe it was open to the public yet. Every.Little.Thing. was just wonderful from the food to the ambiance to the people who worked there and the owner. I cannot wait to return!

FAQs

Encina is rated 4.8 stars by 13 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.