5 Taco Spots to check out in Dallas – The Brookhaven Courier

Nicole Rivera, contributing author

The paisa

10091 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75220

El Paisa, also known as The Original Taco Stand, has been serving authentic Mexican cuisine since 1998. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered at nine locations – soon to be 10 – throughout the DFW. Every morning the chefs at El Paisa make their food fresh in the kitchen. The handcrafted taco recipes have been handed down by the El Paisa family for generations. They pride themselves on their authenticity and hospitality as they claim to offer the true taste of Mexico.

Velvet taco

11700 Preston Rd.

Dallas, TX 75206

Velvet Taco is considered a staple taco staple by many Dallasiters. If your into specialty taco then Velvet Taco is the place for you. According to the Velvet Taco website, their mission statement is to elevate tacos to something more than the traditional taco. Velvet Taco was founded on the idea that tacos don’t have to be associated with Tex-Mex cuisine and can be made with the same care and quality as fine dining. Velvet Taco sees the tortilla as her canvas and cooking as her art form. Velvet Taco has over 20 different types of taco such as buffalo chicken and falafel tacos and they have vegetarian options.

Mexican sugar

3215 Regent Blvd.

Irving, TX 75063

Mexican Sugar is a Mexican and Spanish influenced restaurant with a unique flair. Mexican Sugar offers a wide variety of menu options made from the ground up with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. A wood grill and an open kitchen allow guests to watch their food being prepared. The drinks are just as fresh and unique as the Spanish-inspired dishes. Mexican Sugar has many different taco options that are served with coriander lime rice and black beans. Options range from barbacoa and chicken to more flavorful options like habañero shrimp. You won’t be disappointed with anything you try at Mexican Sugar.


2642 Main St.

Dallas, TX 75226

Vidorra Cocina de Mexico proudly serves delicious Mexican cuisine and is located in the heart of Deep Ellum. Vidorra is a slang term from Mexico for the good life. The restaurant gives customers a wonderful experience while they enjoy their meal. This Mexican restaurant is for you if you want to enjoy fun music, modern decor, and rooftop terraces. Vidorra has a long drink menu that goes incredibly well with their taco specialties. The many unique taco options cater to all tastes from vegans to meat lovers. Vidorra has a lively happy hour. Seats fill up quickly as the restaurant turns into a club at night.

Chilangos tacos

10777 Harry Hines Blvd. # 130

Dallas, TX 75220

Chilangos Tacos is the ultimate hidden gem. When you walk inside you feel like you are in Mexico City immediately. The restaurant’s staff do an excellent job of making sure everyone is made to feel welcome and often have a line wrapped around the building. Chilangos offers authentic Mexican drinks like jarritos and horchata that go well with their delicious menu choices. You have many options, but their most popular taco is their birria, which is only served on Saturday and Sunday.

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