by Steven Doyle
On our adventure to fined excellent seafood in Dallas during this time of Lent, we found a restaurant that is steeped up in seafood. Although not a traditional seafood restaurant, Genaro’s opened for business in November of 2013 and serves up a healthy amount of seafood with traditional Yucatan and Tex Mex-style offerings. The restaurant is owned and operated by Chef Genaro Silva. You may know Silva from such restaurants as Genaro’s Tropical, Moctezuma’s, Garmo’s which he operated as far back as the 1980’s. They also had the bent towards fresh seafood.
Look for menu items such as Genaro’s El Cortez-Saffron Linguini with clams, mussels, shrimp, squid and snapper in Tequila Cream Sauce; Pez Espada-Grilled Swordfish Kebabs; Relleno Del Mar-a mild poblano filled with shrimp, crab, snapper and cheese lightly breaded in an Ancho Chile-Avocado Cream Sauce; Spinach and Seafood Enchiladas. All are exquisitely plated and equally delicious.
Genaro Silva said, “I have always wanted to project Latin-based cuisine in a distinguished and cool environment and always present our cuisine in a top-notch, first-class way. It is my life’s passion ever since I started following the Galloping Gourmet when I was a teenager. I derive enjoyment from helping others have a good time. I want to create a Mexican food experience where the customer feels catered to and gets the benefit of a full-service approach”.
Don’t just think of Genaro’s as a seafood restaurant, even though there are plenty of items that might suggest that fact. There’s a whole host of enchiladas, rellenos, steaks, and tacos to choose from. We particularly enjoyed the lamb enchiladas and empanadas. Cheese lovers (all of us) will enjoy the Fundido which is a creamy combination of feta and cream cheeses with your choice of Serrano peppers, spinach, chile con carne, or rajas.
Look for the specialty cocktail menu with bottled beers and wine and House Made Sangria and Margaritas. The restaurant features live music, and has continuous service all day with breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
Genaro’s is located at 6465 E. Mockingbird. Call 214.828.4676 for more information.