Jalisco Norte

4.6
1147 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
Jalisco Norte is a journey through Mexico without ever leaving the table. Executive Chef José Meza, who was born and raised in Mexico, takes diners on a culinary experience with his nostalgia for Mexican cuisine and expertise in some of the world’s top restaurants. From Martin Berasategui, a Michelin three-starred restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain to the best restaurant in the world, NOMA in Copenhagen, Denmark, Chef Meza has taken his learnings from each experience to create a truly unique dining experience for patrons here at Jalisco Norte. Meza’s dishes reflect Mexican heritage and tradition, while sticking to the philosophy of obtaining only the highest-quality ingredients and maintaining standards of high-end service required of the best restaurants. He draws inspiration from his family. During his travels through his home country from Oaxaca, Puebla and Yucatan, and from those towns, he crafted menu items that pay homage to its people, cultures and customs.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1147 people are saying
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Bill
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new go-to place. The ambiance is sublime. The service is first-class. And that's even before the amazing food. The happy hour menu is well stocked with some of the best happy hour items anywhere, and the main course was out of this world. I always judge a Mexican restaurant by its cochinita pibil, and this was without a doubt the best I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was enthusiastic and friendly! Food was amazing! Great brunch vibes! Drink menu is small but perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We were celebrating my husbands birthday. Our service was super rushed, fish was dry and as described on the menu. We couldn’t even address it with the sever because he was super rushed and annoyed the whole time . Our bill was $425 with tip was not worth the money at all . Won’t be back

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vipKendall
East Texas
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very tasty! Will come back!

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MrsRussell
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Abraham our server was very nice & did a very good job being by hisself for a table of 16...the food presentation was beautiful & it was delivered in great timing..the drinks were delicious!!

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vipMichaelL
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were first rate. This is really one of the gems of the Dallas dining scene. Great to be back!

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Tim52
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was terrific
Margaritas were barely average which was very disappointing
Noise level almost unbearable
Will not be back

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Ashley
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! This my first time visiting and I really enjoyed it! I had the salmon and ordered guac for the table; both were so delicious. I'll definitely be back soon!

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vipMichaelS
Dallas
50 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Unfortunately this establishment has been descending in terms of food and service for a number of years. They have a great bar. Suggest you do drinks and apps here and go elsewhere for dinner. That's how we'll do it next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was meh in my opinion. Homemade chips were great. The red salsa was good. Guac was good. My skinny margarita didn’t have much flavor and the hibiscus ranch water I found awful. My regular ranch was fine but didn’t come served as depicted in topo bottle. We split the pork and my partner liked it but I didn’t care for it all. Lots of fat. It’s in a business park so ambience is soso.

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JimM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We’ve been to Jalisco’s a number of times and always had an amazing meal. Unfortunately, this last visit was mediocre at best. The house margaritas were flat (tasted bland), the entree’s were cold and were…well, just ok. We would normally “ooh” and “aah” over each dish and rotate plates around the three of us. Not last night. Perhaps our expectations were too high.

The menu has been significantly reduced. There were two chef specials - both salads. Salads. Really? Never heard of a special salad. Service was fine. No issue there.

Will we go back? Not without some research. We suspect the kitchen staff has been changed, and not for the better.

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vipSarahR
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food! We loved the carne asada, halibut, chicken mole and queso fundido. We came for happy hour the previous week and loved it so much that we came back for lunch. Tip - It’s a GREAT happy hour.

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IgnacioR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What I appreciate so much is the staff's dedication to providing not only the highest quality food, but experience. We are Mexican and had yet to find a place that was authentic and high quality. That is until we learned and visited Jalisco Norte. This place is SSSSSOOOOO AMAZING that my wife and I first visited this place TWICE within the SAME DAY!!! Chef Jose Meza is inspired. Using the best ingredients, he can take a simple Mexican dish and elevate it to a level that hits every note of flavor. We are grateful EVERY time we visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesus was an amazing server, very nice and helpful. The food was delicious and it’s on our reoccurring list now. 🔥

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vipMarinM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose Meza “Noma Restaurant, Copenhagen, Denmark training at his best every time!”

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vipVanceM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food overall was average for Mexican food. Ambience was good but noise level very high in the room where we sat. Might have enjoyed sitting at the bar with apps better.

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vipDFam
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed my special birthday dinner out with my family at Jalisco Norte. It was an early weeknight dinner. The menu provided something for everyone. My salmon was well prepared, the margarita was great, and the birthday tres leches cake was a special treat! Service was wonderful. The only negative to report was noise level in the dining room. We were seated in the part of the restaurant with glass windows all around and despite this portion not being full at all (two groups of maybe 8-10 people and a few tables with 2 to 4), it was really loud and hard to have a conversation. I'd go again but would request to be seated in a different part of the restaurant.

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vipCatherineG
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat in Dallas! Such great Mexican dishes and ambiance to celebrate any occasion! Also has wine from the Guadalupe Valley(wine country in Mexico). Wait staff is so helpful and really exceeds the expectations!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Everything was good except the wait time for the table. Had a reservation at 9pm got sat at 9:30pm. Sat at the bar during the wait time but we don’t drink and preferred table. I loved the vibe the decorations and the food and the waiter was great!!

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SonyaF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at here. Definitely won’t be the last.

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nicholas
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome. The food was great the service was great
I will be back

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vipLaceygirl
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great waiter Leo!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday celebration

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AvidDiner
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love Jalisco. Every dish is amazing, the staff is knowledgeable on every menu item, cocktails are perfect, and the decor adds the right ambiance to the dining experience.

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KeshaC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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SueM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They serve great authentic Mexican food. Not Tex-Mex. Very good!

DH
DaniellaH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Sitting in the tree area service is slower to refill chips and salsa

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was good, but one person in our party has lactose intolerant so ordered the chilaquiles With No cheese, no cheese she said and the waiter replied No cheese, the meal came WITH cheese.
Because we had been waiting for long, she didn’t send those back, it was the kind of place where they bring you the drinks and make you wait long before having the order taken.
In fact we told them 2 times we were ready to order and just at the third time we call then the order was taken.
We were hungry already and when the chilaquiles came with cheese it was too late to again wait even more.

Then with the check, the waiter said my 2 credit cards were denied whereas I’ve been in town 2 Full days already and buying all kind of stuff and paying in different stores, so we had to pay in cash, lucky us we had enough for the unexpected situation.
Not a pleasant visit.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Jalisco Norte! 31st Anniversary was awesome!

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TinaO
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose was knowledgeable and has great recommendations. He makes every visit fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

JT
JohnT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We used to have another "Go to..." Mexican restaurant but the quality of their food has been poor of late. Hands down, Jalisco Norte is among the best, if not the best, Mexican restaurant we have ever visited. My only regret is that it has been open, and within walking distance of our home, for several years and we discovered it only 2 weeks ago.

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En018
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, everyone was so kind, and the service was just exceptional! The best Mexican restaurant in Dallas by far!

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JenniferG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was ok but food not that really. We went there to celebrate my brothers bday and the waiters don’t even sing. It could be a better ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service by angel and the food is always great! This is my fav place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No words it was amazing 👍🏼🙏🏼

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Two Birthdays. Very disappointed that nothing was done until we had to ask and that’s after someone called to confirm the reservation and the birthday. Someone brought a cake to share as we were living. We spent a lot of money but nothing to celebrate the birthdays. What happened to good customer service? I guess y’all don’t want return business.

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vipAlexLovesFood
Dallas
56 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The first time I went to brunch I received burned eggs with a bottle of salsa on top. I gave them a second chance. I asked for poached eggs with a runny yolk. I was given overcooked eggs. I sent them back and asked for over-easy eggs and they gave me overcooked eggs. The ham had a strange flavor and the beans were inedible. These eggs must be sitting under a heat lamp for a long time to be consistently be overcooked. I'll never go back again for brunch. The evening meals I have had there have been ok at best, but edible, but the brunch is so bad that it makes me not want to go there at all.

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PattiA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jalisco is a total gem! Tucked back in the corner, it's an oasis of modern decor, fabulous service and creative Mexican dishes and drinks. Definitely coming back!

FAQs

Jalisco Norte offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 443-5183.

Jalisco Norte is rated 4.6 stars by 1147 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.