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Cafe Herrera

4.1
4.1
107 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Cafe Herrera is a new generation of Herrera Restaurants, serving traditional dishes along with contemporary Mexican food and tequila cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Young St.

  • Parking details

    Self parking validation available upon request.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 107 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KJ

    KJW67

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Had a reservation confirmed and they were closed
  2. SE

    StephenE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were not many people there so we had great, attentive service. The margaritas were excellent and well done. The food was very good, everybody in our party was happy. The service was everything we could’ve asked for. It was very empty at that time so I’m sure that helped.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The place was closed!! Why was able to make a reservation when the place was closed???
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food thank you great service
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We visited the restaurant for our 7 pm reservation at 6:45 and was turned away and told that they could not seat us and they were not servicing anyone right now. I told them I made our reservation over a month ago and the man was was rude and had an attitude when speaking to me. Never said he was sorry or apologized but said “everyone wants to eat here but you can walk 5 minutes down the street to go eat”. If we wanted to go to whatever that place was we would have made a reservation there but we did not. We should have been called or emailed about our reservation to at least let us know they were going to cancel us so we could make other plans - just common courtesy. We will never come back to this restaurant. HORRIBLE customer service and very rude and not apologetic. We will also make sure everyone we know that stays downtown near this restaurant will not go to this establishment.
  6. A

    Aggie

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waitress would not take our order. Had to leave our table after 30 minutes.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. A little loud but it was crowded.
  8. AS

    AnaS

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    When we arrived we were told that they were not taking reservatiins, when we actually had one. There are no waitress. We had to order at the bar and pay and then be seated We ordered guacamole and they did not bring chips Very bad service or no service at all! Food was ok, it could be better too
  9. D

    Dhruv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice place in the middle of downtown to eat with friends and family
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Busy because of our Keller Williams Conference going on at the Convention Center but expected. Wait staff was amazing and the food was delicious! Wishing we had eaten here sooner and we would have come back again!
  11. KS

    KimS

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was fresh and tasty. servers were pleasant and understood we were under a time crunch. great place to grab lunch near the convention center that actually accepts reservations. Just make sure you let the hostess know and don't wait in the long line for walkins or you will have a longer wait for your reservation.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service!
  13. R

    Rebecca

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Feeding a volleyball team before a game. 3 of us each reserved a table of 10. Service was adequate, slow, no drink refills, had to ask for menus. I ordered the kale salad which was fine. I added shrimp which was fine but the few small shrimp on my plate wasn’t worth the extra charge. Server accommodated separate tabs thankfully. My daughter ordered chicken enchiladas with sour cream sauce. The sour cream sauce was just a thick sheet of sour cream covering her food. Most of our party thought their food was way too greasy. Servers added 20% gratuity to our bills.
  14. BS

    BarbaraS

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Our reservation was not honored. Please do not rely on this site to have a table.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food & great service. We didn’t get a table until about 45 minutes past our reservation time.
  16. LS

    LisaS

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was outstanding. The beef fajitas were delicious.
  17. Y

    Yumisfun

    Dallas

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This is my favorite TexMex in Dallas!!
  18. a

    aaron

    Dallas

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Mexican restaurant downtown Dallas by far!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I absolutely loved this place! The nachos were outstanding and our waitress was great!
  20. MC

    MelissaC

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Restaurant was kept very cold. Waiter was helpful. Ceviche wasn't my favorite, and I'm a huge Ceviche fan. Probably won't come back.
  21. a

    aaron

    Dallas

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best enchiladas! Good ritas also.
  22. BD

    BarbaraD

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Able to accommodate our large group. None of us felt rushed. We all enjoyed our food. Would recommend for any occasion or business event.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Adequate. Been going to Herreras since it was in the house on Maple. I’ll stick to the Sylvan location in the future. There are better “contemporary” Mexican food places around
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Service was poor. Waited 15 minutes before our waitress came. Didn’t see her for long periods of time while we were there, and the restaurant wasn’t even packed. Took forever for drinks to come out and we were there for over an hour before we even got to order food. Tacos were great even though it took over 30 minutes to get them. Queso wasn’t very good. Will not be returning to this restaurant.
  25. NE

    NewEnglander

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was an awful service. The staff was rude, it took a while for them to ask for our drinks. Then, the bartender came to take our orders at the table, and asked us to ask both drinks and meals at the same time. The guy was very rude. It took another while for getting our drinks, the margaritas were served in a highball glass, and one person in our group, who order a sparkling wine, got it served in a glass!. After an hour or so, we asked for our orders, one person after another send us to somebody else, until finally the bartender came to our table and figure out that the order was never placed. They cooked our order so quickly (their cooking are is behind a transparent glass), that it was like the put the food in a microwave. Finally, they did not charged us for the food, albeit it tasted horrible. We never complained about the food thought, we just wanted to get the check and get out of there It took another while for us to pay the check, I had to go to the bartender to pay my bill. It is very odd, and it is very clear that whoever owns the restaurant is not taking care of it. Every restaurant around was packed, this was the only one with availability, it was half full, now we know why! Terrible experience.
  26. LZ

    LauraZR

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great. We went for lunch two days in a two!! Booth seating is better than the chairs. Seat is short so if you are taller than 5’ you will feel like you are sitting on a child’s chair. Other than that it was fabulous!!
  27. AL

    AshleyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! We were having a bachelorette party and they made our experience over the top! Best queso ever and great drinks!
  28. RP

    ReneeP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Next time we're in Dallas, it's one of the places we'll be going to!
  29. CH

    CHRISTOPHERH

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess and servers were fantastic. The food was very good and they also have a great happy hour.
  30. VK

    VickK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome atmosphere and food with great company of friends.
  31. F

    Fivefrogs

    Dallas

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was great. Big group from out of town.
  32. N

    Nina

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall it was good. The only disappointment was my opentable reservation was not available when we arrived. They wanted to seat our party of 6 at 2 different tables when we are a party of 6 that wanted to sit together. We ended having to be seated at 2 tables. I use opentable to know if there is availability ahead of time.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    It was Valentine’s Day dinner and we arrived on-time to our reservations which didn’t matter because the place was pretty slow upon our arrival. We sat down pretty quickly and got some chips and salsa, but it took us 15-ish minutes after sitting down to get a waiter because someone finally noticed that we hadn’t been helped. Thank God for the wonderful waitress we ended up getting because she turned it around for us or else this would’ve been a terrible experience and also, the free dessert at the end helped.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, staff and food are amazing! The margaritas are even better!
  35. A

    Andreas

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The green house margarita sucked. Other than that food was great and service amazing. Music was spot on. The only problem is the bar crew, very slow and drinks were disappointing.
  36. BJ

    BigJohn

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you’re staying at the Dallas Omni, Café Herrera is the best place for a quick meal at the bar (say hi to Nina) or a casual evening meal, decent tequila selection and some excellent Mexican food. A couple of my faves are the queso fundido, enchiladas with an excellent mole sauce, fajitas and the chimichanga.
  37. VO

    VictoriaO

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food tastes great. The service was friendly and fast. My drink was very good too. The menu had several good choices for my party including a very picky plain food eater, a vegetarian and 2 who love spicy hot. We were all happy.
  38. T

    Toddy

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Try the nachos! You won’t be disappointed! Excellent food and service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The food is terrible. If you want real Mexican food, go elsewhere.
  40. P

    Phyllis

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Ate here tonight while vacationing in Dallas. Good location near the sights. Food was excellent, prices were reasonable. Nice atmosphere. Only very minor complaint was that the service was a little too good- it felt a bit rushed perhaps because it was a Sunday night ( although it was only 7:00).

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cafe Herrera offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 979-4512.

Cafe Herrera is rated 4.1 stars by 107 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 6 times today
Google Map for Cafe Herrera

555 S Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Young St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex, Mexican, Regional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self parking validation available upon request.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jose Perez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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