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New Herrera’s Opening in West Dallas

2cby Steven Doyle

FOH (Fans of Herrera’s) will be excited to find the latest location of the famed Tex Mex restaurant at 3311 Sylvan in West Dallas, very near Trinity Groves. This is the location of the shuttered Tio Joe’s Cocina Mexicana. The new version of Herrera’s will sport a beautiful and largish patio, and still serve up those amazing thick flour tortillas and the best version of a sour cream enchilada in Dallas.  Continue reading

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Cuquita’s Cures The Tex Mex Craving

by Steven Doyle

One of our most favorite Tex-Mex restaurants in the Dallas area has always been Cuquita’s in Farmers Branch which is located on Josey at Valley View Lane. The unencumbered restaurant has garnered much praise from Texas Monthly and was named one of the top 5 Mexican restaurants in the state. That is large praise, but there are a few reasons why the restaurant is so good.

This restaurant is full of freshness. Each day house-made flour and corn tortillas are hand pressed and made alongside tamales which are made with the house masa needed for the tortillas. One bite of the tortillas and you will be hooked. They are sold to go by the dozen, and you will want to pick up a few for dinner or breakfast tacos at home. They are like no other.       Continue reading

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The Moose Report: Cinco de Mayo Enchilada Eating Competition

01_2014_05_Enchiladas-27by Alex “Moose” Perez  photo by Robert Bostick

Enchiladas Restaurant located on Greenville Ave is hosting it’s 3rd Annual Enchilada Eating Competition again this year to be held May 3rd at 1pm.  The contest coincides with Enchiladas Restaurants Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday.  Sign up was closed May 1st but that doesn’t prevent you from feasting your eyes on some crazy enchilada eating.   Continue reading

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Check Out Lunada Tex Mex Grill

DSC00366by Steven Doyle

Tucked away far north in the beautiful Castle Hills division of Lewisville sits a new shopping center that blends in with the neighborhood quite well. This is where you will find the Tex-Mex mecca of Lunada. Lunada is owned by Lisa Galvan, who is part of a successful restaurant family. It is here Galvan plies her talents with some perked up Tex-Mex fare. Lunada features a full bar that boasts some pretty stout margaritas, as well as beer and wine. I checked out the lovely restaurant yesterday for a late afternoon luncheon, but definitely eyeballed the breakfast menu which is served on the weekends.    Continue reading

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Cafe Herrera Opens Feb 1

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The Herrera’s restaurant of my youth seems distant. Long gone is the tiny adobe looking shack on Maple near Oak Lawn across from the Old Parkland Hospital where lines of hungry people sat on their ice chests full of beer waiting for one of the very few tables inside. These folks knew once they made it inside they would be slammed with an aroma of fresh enchiladas. If you were fortunate there would be a woman standing near the doorway stamping out fresh, thick tortillas, and with little coaxing she might hand you one with an adoring grin.  Continue reading

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The New Herrera’s On Fitzhugh Is Gone: Blame Obama

by Steven Doyle

Call it doomed territory, or perhaps more like a poor choice of locations for Tex Mex in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. The neighbors on Fitzhugh aren’t going for those gooey beef enchiladas or hard shell tacos that Herrera‘s is putting out. The Fitzhugh neighborhood demands the real deal taqueria style tacos that only cost a buck.      Continue reading

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