Mex­i­can/Latin Amer­i­can

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FUEL CITY TACOS— Mex­i­can. While it may not look like much more than a gas sta­tion from the ex­te­rior, this 24-hour, cash-only joint serves up leg­endary Mex­i­can street tacos and elote that are sim­ple, au­then­tic and just plain de­li­cious. www.fu­el­city-tacos. com. 801 S. River­front Blvd., 214.426.0011. GLO­RIA’S— Mex­i­can. A fes­tive at­mos­phere and an eclec­tic menu of Sal­vado­rian and Mex­i­can fa­vorites are the heart of this lively eatery. Amaz­ing pu­pusas, fa­ji­tas, mar­gar­i­tas and pa­tios are the name of the game at this leg­endary DFW es­tab­lish­ment. Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions. www.glo­ri­as­cui­ HULA HUT— Global. A mix be­tween Mex­i­can and Poly­ne­sian cui­sine, Hula Hut is a laid-back restau­rant and bar over­look­ing Lewisville Lake and an ad­ja­cent wake park. En­joy mar­gar­i­tas on the ex­pan­sive pa­tio while watch­ing a man-made vol­cano erupt, and look out for the res­i­dent’s restau­rant shark.­lahut­lit­ 210 E. El­do­rado Pkwy., Lit­tle Elm, 214.618.4852. JAVIER’S— Mex­i­can/Latin. For more than two decades, this pop­u­lar eatery has been serv­ing up­scale Mex­i­can cui­sine to lo­cals and a pa­rade of A-list celebri­ties. The menu fo­cuses on the so­phis­ti­cated side of tra­di­tional Mex­i­can cui­sine, of­fer­ing such sig­na­ture dishes as black bean soup and Filete Cantin­flas. 4912 Cole Ave., 214.521.4211. JOE T. GAR­CIA’S— Mex­i­can/Latin. This top-notch Mex­i­can hot spot keeps its menu rel­a­tively stream­lined, but that just means that ev­ery dish is per­fec­tion each time you or­der it. The lush and fes­tive grounds, the warm staff and the out­door pa­tio din­ing are worth a trip all by them­selves. www. 2201 N. Com­merce St., Fort Worth, 817.626.4356. JORGE’S TEX-MEX CAFÉ— Mex­i­can. Since 1957, Jorge’s Tex-Mex Café has been serv­ing au­then­tic Mex­i­can cui­sine to hun­gry Tex­ans. Now lo­cated in the One Arts Plaza, Jorge’s serves break­fast, lunch and din­ner spe­cial­ties like Shrimp Di­ablo, Brisket Tacos and Chile Rel­leno. 1722 Routh St., 214.720.2211. MIA’S TEX-MEX RESTAU­RANT— Mex­i­can/Latin. Mia’s is fa­mous for their brisket tacos—ten­der, shred­ded beef served in homemade flour tor­tillas and topped with gravy. If you’re look­ing for homemade Mex­i­can food, this is the place to be. www.mi­as­ 4322 Lem­mon Ave., 214.526.1020. PALAPAS SEAFOOD BAR— Mex­i­can. Lo­cated on Low­est Greenville, this charm­ing, unas­sum­ing

seafood bar serves up a va­ri­ety of ce­viche and au­then­tic Mex­i­can seafood dishes to East Dal­las lo­cals (as well as in-the-know vis­i­tors) look­ing for a beachy, laid-back vibe and the coastal fla­vors of north­west­ern Mexico. www.pala­passeafood­ 1418 Greenville Ave., 214.824.3000. MESO MAYA— Global. Tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from their Mayan and Mex­i­can an­ces­tors, the chefs at Meso Maya in­fuse ev­ery­thing with bold, earthy fla­vors. The menu’s in­ven­tive gourmet menu in­clude mole dishes, tra­di­tional fa­vorites like elote and po­zole, and items el­e­vated with heav­enly homemade tor­tillas.­so­ 1611 McK­in­ney Ave., 214.484.6555; 11909 Pre­ston Road, Ste. 1426, 469.726.4390. MR. MESERO— Mex­i­can. Mr. Mesero is a must-try for din­ers look­ing for an el­e­vated Tex-mex ex­pe­ri­ence. The McK­in­ney Av­enue restau­rant’s con­sis­tently packed pa­tio is proof that the food lives up the hype, as is the white queso, a house spe­cialty that’s among the best in Dal­las. www.mrme­ 4444 McK­in­ney Ave., 214.780.1991. SOL IRLANDES RESTAU­RANT— Mex­i­can. Re­lax with a big frozen mar­garita along­side some killer Tex-Mex at Sol Irlandes in down­town. www.solir­lan­ 1525 Main St., 214.744.9400.

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