JAVIER’S— This popular eatery has been serving upscale Mexican cuisine to locals and a parade of A-list celebrities for over 20 years. The sophisticated menu’s signature dishes include black bean soup and Filete Cantinflas. www.javiers.net. 4912 Cole Ave., 214.521.4211.
MARIANO’S RESTAURANT Y CANTINA— While the food is amazing, it’s the margaritas at Mariano’s that set it apart from the pack, considering Mariano actually invented the frozen margarita machine back in 1971. www.marianosrestaurant.com. 6300 Skillman, 214.691.3888.
MESO MAYA— The chefs at Meso Maya infuse everything with bold, earthy flavors that celebrate a spiritual connection with nature. The inventive menu include mole dishes, traditional favorites like
elote and pozole, and items elevated with heavenly homemade tortillas. Multiple locations. www.mesomaya.com.