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Desperados Mexican Restaurant-Dallas

4.8
4.8
24 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Desperados Mexican Restaurant has been serving Dallas area residents real dishes from the heart of Mexico and traditional Tex-Mex favorites for more than 40 years. Desperados’ landmark status has been achieved through the determination and vision of Jorge Levy who, along with two partners, opened the doors to the now historic Greenville Avenue location in 1976.

This family is very passionate about what they do and that passion is evident throughout many aspects of their business. However it is the recipes that have elevated Desperados to its status as a Delicious Dallas Original. The menu is large, sampling much of the culinary diversity of Mexico. “We were one of the first to ever serve Ceviche,” Jorge boasts. And with award winning specialties like the delicious Guacamole, tangy Steak Argentina, world famous Desperados Tacos and a Terlingua Champion Chili you are sure to find something scrumptious.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Tex-Mex

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 363-1850

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 24 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Good for Groups

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Mexican

  • Dallas

    Best Service

  • Dallas

    Best Value

  • Dallas

    Good for Groups

  • Dallas

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Dallas

    Mexican

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best!!!
  2. S

    Scott

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Hidden gem. Owner comes by your table to chat. Food is terrific. Chips and salsa are the best in town.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food and great service. Easy and local.
  4. RL

    RLTexas

    Dallas

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    We go there all the time but last 2 times it has been miserably Hot! Manager said they can’t lower the AC anymore. I saw 2 different parties get seated at their booth and within minutes they both left. I’m assuming it was because it was so Hot for them too Food is great, margaritas are a little expensive unless you get House. I think we will wait until October/ November to go back since it’s so uncomfortable inside here
  5. CS

    ChelseaS

    Fayetteville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating an 83 rd birthday, service is fantastic and food is so greasy. We love the Flautas and Desperado tacos! Brunch food was also excellent with large portions!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reuben was awesome! Fantastic food at reasonable prices.
  7. EB

    EricaB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was new to this place and I must say I loved everything. The bean soup is amazing
  8. DB

    DebraB

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  9. N

    Naynay

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great drink deals all week. Good service and salsa. Enchilades were kind of meh, but I got my tex-mex fix and I would return.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Belize

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere! Service and food was great!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Went for one of the top 5 tacos in Dallas. Being from out of state I can say If this is a Dallas Top 5 taco there’s opportunity for someone to come here and up the stakes. Que so and salsa were good. Service was good. Wish I tried something else but was lured by the taco statement.
  12. JD

    JulieD

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing- didn’t get his name. We were on the patio. The manager came out and greeted us.
  13. DJ

    DerJaeger

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A Go-To Mexican food friends place to enjoy
  14. SL

    ScottL

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They do everything well. From the guacamole and salsa to the margaritas and tacos. Outstanding and inexpensive.
  15. TM

    TrevorM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for multiple different occasions and ages
  16. BW

    BrianW

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Great service all the way up to one of the managers who came by to check on us. We'll be back.
  17. H

    Hec5

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love Jorge and Michael!
  18. JM

    JasonM

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Great family owned local restaurant with outstanding food and the best margaritas in town!
  19. JD

    JDM10

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best TexMex in Dallas IMHO.
  20. RW

    RobertW

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Carne Asada!! Been a customer for many years and will continue. Can't be beat.
  21. SB

    StacyB

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Desperados was good, I had the beef enchiladas and they were very good. Food portions was very good and the price was fantastic.
  22. NV

    NormaV

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated right away, our waiter was great and the food was excellent.
  23. DV

    DennisV

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice meal with great service.
  24. KG

    KimG

    Dallas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chimichurri shrimp were so delicious! And the frozen G margarita was too!

FAQs

Desperados Mexican Restaurant-Dallas is rated 4.8 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Desperados Mexican Restaurant-Dallas

4818 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206-4120

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Greenville Avenue

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Tex-Mex

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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