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Best Tex-Mex in Dallas 214 area

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alittlezaftig Jun 19, 2008 04:00 PM

I have some out of town guests coming to Dallas who want to eat Tex-Mex while they are here. What do you reccomend besides El Fenix? Who has great authentic enchiladas????

  1. adkim Jun 19, 2008 04:34 PM

    "Tex-Mex" and "authentic" is an oxymoron. But, El Fenix is the enchilada standard in Dallas. I personally like Luna de Noche for all things Tex-Mex.

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    1. re: adkim
      Scagnetti Jun 20, 2008 07:53 AM

      I enjoy El Fenix as well and I really don't know why. Maybe it's because it was the first place where I "learned" to eat Tex Mex.

      I like Luna de Noche too and Mi Cocina.

      I don't like Uncle Julio's, El Chico's and Cantina Laredo.

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      Analisas mom Jun 19, 2008 07:13 PM

      Herrera's hands down. Best Tex-Mex.

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        trilliumg Jun 21, 2008 04:21 PM

        I like the enchiladas at Cantina Laredo (several locations). And the fajitas at Uncle Julio's. Skip El Chico for sure. Luna de Noche and Mi Cocina are good, but the latter is overpriced in my opinion. I don't like El Fenix much.

        1. TexasToast Jun 22, 2008 11:39 AM

          No to Herrera's, yes to Luna De Noche and Mi Cocina even.

          TT

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            Carla Burke Jun 22, 2008 01:38 PM

            Two suggestions:

            Javier's for classic continental Mexican (your guests won't be tired of the menu, and they will love the margaritas) AND/OR

            Cafe San Miguel for just about anything. Order guacamole and corn tortillas (handmade, so they are slow getting to the table) even if you go for Sunday breakfast, which is divine.

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            1. re: Carla Burke
              Scagnetti Jun 22, 2008 05:05 PM

              Javier's has regularly gotten blasted on this site for good reason. The food is mediocre.

              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/498234

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              J.R. Jun 23, 2008 11:45 AM

              I'd vote for Mia's on Lemmon. Real, nothing fancy Tex Mex.

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