From brilliant minds sometimes comes restaurant concepts so simple it defies imagination. This one comes from Jimmy Contreras who formerly was a stalwart in the Dallas wine community. It was four years ago when Contreras opened Tacos & Vino, a Bishop Arts resto that is snugly fit into a tiny home and blends with the neighborhood perfectly.Continue reading
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Mia Enriquez is one happy gal and she makes what most consider the best brisket tacos in Dallas at her namesake restaurant, Mia’s Tex Mex located on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas. What she also makes is one hell of a great brisket enchilada. When visiting Dallas most tourists make a beeline to Mia’s and join the locals as we sup on amazing Tex-Mex.
Other crave favorites include pinto bean soup, tamales, and beef chile rellenos. The rellenos are particularly delicious and top as some of our very favorite in the Dallas area.
Mia’s is taking Covid precautions and is offering limited seating, so please check for in-restaurant dining.
Since we are on a trompo taco kick we set sights for one of our favorite spots across from Bachman Lake to Bachman Tacos and Grill set inside the gas station at 3311 Northwest Highway. There you walk to the gas station’s counter to prepay for however many tacos or burritos you might want, then present your ticket to the cooks at the taco grill.
What you will taste is one of the better trompo tacos sliced straight from the spinning grilled meat. These are piping hot and spicy with insanely juicy slivers of pork. Add the tasty salsa verde, and a squirt of fresh lime for the perfect bite of taco goodness that scream “eat me”. We happen to know this is chef Kent and Tracy Rathbun favorite taco n Dallas, and can be spotted noshing on a few from time to time. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Jeffrey M. Pilcher, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, has traveled around the world eating tacos. For the past 20 years, he has investigated the history, politics and evolution of Mexican food, including how Mexican silver miners likely invented the taco, how Mexican Americans in the Southwest reinvented it, and how businessman Glen Bell mass-marketed it to Anglo palates via the crunchy Taco Bell shell.
Pilcher is author and editor, respectively, of the forthcoming Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food (Oxford University Press) and The Oxford Handbook of Food History. His previous books include The Sausage Rebellion: Public Health, Private Enterprise, and Meat in Mexico City, 1890-1917 and Que vivan los tamales! Food and the Making of Mexican Identity. Continue reading
Trinity Groves is a treasure trove of good food, from top-notch Italian to modern Chinese. Soon, the West Dallas dining destination will expand with Milagro, a new taco-focused restaurant from Jesus Carmona, the chef behind the beloved Tacos Mariachi, that is slated to open this month.
Tacos Mariachi opened in 2015 on Singleton Boulevard, just down the street from Trinity Groves, and it quickly drew a loyal crowd of diners—it even drew in Guy Fieri, who featured the show on “Diners, Drive-In and Dives.” Unfortunately, Carmona had to close his restaurant in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, Carmona focused his attention on his Argentinian bistro in the Bishop Arts District, Chimichurri. Shortly after opening, Carmona was contacted by the Trinity Groves group to relocate the original Tacos Mariachi two blocks down to the new retail space located in Phase Two of the new apartment buildings.Continue reading
Velvet Taco, the trendsetting, elevated taco concept serving up globally inspired tacos, opens its tenth Texas location in Richardson near the corner of N. Central Expressway and W. Campbell Road today, Dec. 14.
To celebrate, Velvet Taco is partnering with Richardson West Arts & Technology Magnet School to give students the opportunity to further their photography skills and amp up their portfolios by taking on-location photos of the new restaurant that will be shared on Velvet Taco’s social media and in future advertising campaigns.Continue reading