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Looking for a decent Mexican restaurant in Dallas or Plano with a live mariachi band. Any ideas? Thanks!

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  1. It's not a mariachi band, but last time I went to Aparicio's in Plano on a Saturday there was this.....adorable (can I say that) old couple singing and playing guitar and wandering around while I ate. Unfortunately the tortillas I got tasted a little old, like they were made the day before.

    1. I'm no expert on Mariachi bands, but if you're willing to take a trip to South Irving, there a place called El Comal Restaurant that has fantastic food and a live band on weekends. It's a small place, and the band is loud, so don't expect to talk much. It was packed when we went and everyone was singing along. Oh, and the band had a harp which I thought was pretty cool. Everyone seemed to be ordering some crazy huge tower appetizer that had maybe 7 different items on it. It also came with a huge bowl of white queso that they set on fire.

      I haven't been in a while, so I'd call to make sure they still have mariachi bands on weekends.

      1411N Belt Line Rd
      Irving, TX 75061
      (972) 790-2662

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        1. re: The Chowhound Team

          I wouldn't steer you to a place with bad food just for the entertainment. :-)

          El Comal has excellent food for the price. And I just found the menu!
          http://www.allmenus.com/menus/39291/E...

          The crazy appetizer we saw must be the Parillada Para Cuatro.
          The Tablitas (beef ribs sliced crosswise) are excellent.
          The catfish dishes are far above what you would expect.

          I don't live in Irving anymore, but I think I just talked myself into going back soon...

        2. You can't beat http://www.elranchito-dallas.com/ El Ranchito they have mariachi music on a daily basis, and great food! It's more than just the food though, it's authentic Mexico.