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Seafood Shack Still Full of Surprises

seafood-shack1by Steven Doyle

Seafood Shack on Webbs Chapel very near Forest Lane has been a long tradition for lunch, with big flavors that are fairly easy on the wallet. So is true for the newer and prettier version located on Northwest Highway and Marsh Lane. The latter offers a full bar, an airy patio and many more seats.

A recent visit for dinner netted some great finds included what they called fried octopus, which gave us odd visions of a heavy battered fish. Instead, we found the dish to be light with a crispy sautee, punctuated with chunks of onion and tomato. This dish fell supreme on our palate.   Continue reading

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Eat Me: Mole Enchiladas at Mr Mesero

mr4by Steven Doyle

Mr Mesero located at 4444 McKinney Avenue has this sparkling fresh menu that is incredibly good, and different than your average enchilada. The space is replete with  a dozen four-top tables and has an additional communal table outside that seats about twelve people. It is tiny, but effective. Parking is ample with an all day valet service for those so inclined.

Interesting enough, Mesero sports a full bar, with swirl margaritas that are quite potent. The small restaurant becomes a lounge after 10pm, staying open late for cocktails and mingling.   Continue reading

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Eat Me: Herrera’s Beef Enchiladas

2cby Steven Doyle

There is nothing quite like our Tex Mex we enjoy ravenously and with aplomb in the DFW area. One of the most respected names in this style of cookery is Herrera’s. We know everyone has their favorites, and it might be difficult to choose the best in enchilada in town, but we have been slowly working on our top list for that category which will arrive at your Crave doorstep soon enough. But the Herrera’s beef enchilada is definitely something to sing about.

Look no further than the 2C when ordering your next plate at Herrera’s. This will give you a nice sampling of beef enchiladas, rice and beans, and a crisp taco. Of course every order arrives with a steaming bowl of bean soup and a stack of the thickest tortillas around. Thick, yet soft and supple and served steaming hot. These make for easy sopping of the beefy gravy left behind after the enchiladas have been devoured.  Continue reading

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Design District’s Primo’s Tex Mex Has The Same Tacos With A Side Of Cicerone

DSC09660by Steven Doyle

For many years Primo’s Tex Mex was the quintessential hot spot for hanging out late night  to enjoy a good amount of enchiladas and even more tequila. The McKinney Avenue haunt stocked plenty of tequila brands for those searching for a way to wash down baskets of chips and guacamole. This was the heyday for the brand until owner Eddie Cervantes eventually sold, and it soon closed after 28 years of solid service. Cervantes went on to open E Bar on Haskell and that hot spot on McKinney became So&So’s which is enjoying plenty of hot action of their own.

Dallas had lost a legend until more recently when twin brothers Mark and Dirk Kelcher revived the restaurant in the Dallas Design District. The brothers are talented operators who come with plenty of experience including Metro Grill, and even more recently part of the new ownership at Cedars Social. Their roots rival that of the original Primo’s and as caretakers of the name they have honored the tradition backed by slurpy good drinks and the same enchiladas once served to the many patrons on the McKinney Avenue location.    Continue reading

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Cuquita’s Cures The Tex Mex Craving

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One of our most favorite Tex-Mex restaurants in the Dallas area has always been Cuquita’s, 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.

Cuquita’s 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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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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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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