La Popular Expands At Dallas Farmers Market To Serve Texas Brews

by Steven Doyle

Look for La Popular, one of the most popular tamale makers in Dallas, to bring you something more than fantastic fresh-made chips, salsa and tamales. La Popular recently expanded  their Shed Two location at the Dallas Farmers Market with an actual kitchen to prepare such offerings as enchiladas, tostadas, flautas, and quesadillas.  Also look for the tamale maker to add Texas-made beers to the restaurant’s roster.

“My father has always been adamant about using the highest quality of ingredients and trying to find what we need at the Farmers Market. Everyone in the family who takes part in the business is expected to be knowledgeable in everything from washing the pots and pans to managing the kitchen,” said Jesse Moreno, Jr. about the new project.   

Established in 1984, La Popular has its roots in East Dallas’ Lakewood community. During La Popular’s 30-year history, the restaurant has received numerous accolades from media outlets including craveDFW.

La Popular now boasts two restaurants in the metroplex – the original East Dallas branch, 5004 Columbia Avenue, as well as the Farmers Market location. Current favorites on La Popular’s menu include the seasonal tamales – think black-eyed pea and sweet potato creations – as well as the restaurant’s handmade tortillas, which were dubbed “The Best in Texas” by Texas Monthly. Additionally, the restaurant is recruiting new fans and followers around the state thanks to the wholesale distribution of staples like tortillas, chips, and tamales through La Popular Inc.

As the company strives to bring even fresher products to its Farmers Market fans, La Popular is also working to add Texas-made  beers from local breweries, and the restaurant’s loyal following will be able to enjoy a homegrown cold one at La Popular in the near future. “We have heard our customers loud and clear; they want to be able to enjoy a local Texas beer with their meal,” says Moreno.

Stop by September 13-16 as they celebrate the expansion and September 16 with FREE margaritas.


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