Eating in Irving
I need ideas for a good meal in Irving. I've been to Mr. Max (yum!) recently, and I'll be trying out El Tesoro del Inca tomorrow. I've also had an assortment of Vietnamese meals in the area.
I am open to anything as long as it's nearby, delicious, and not super pricey ($$ is good). Extra props for original and near 183. :)
I like The Ranch which is off Macarthur & 114. They use local ingredients and they have a bit of everything on the menu. I haven't had anything bad there. The Kobe tacos are good, as is the CFS, the chicken and waffles, the steak salad, the meatloaf and the burgers. The only thing that was just average was the fried catfish. Several of my coworkers liked the venison chili. I don't think they're open all weekend, so you might check that before heading over there.
I also like Bangkok Orchid Thai restaurant in the Target center at Beltline and 183. Good tom yum and tom kha. The beef with garlic was tasty, as was the panang. Tasty green (?) sticky rice with outstanding coconut ice cream.
Bangkok Orchid Thai Restaurant
3311 W Airport Fwy, Irving, TX 75062
Those two should have most of Irving. Irving is actually carved into five areas. South Irving (South of the Rock Island railroad tracks), Central Irving (anything north of the track to 183), North Irving (North of 183 to Northgate), Las Colinas (everything north of Northgate to 635), Valley Ranch (north of 635 to Belt Line Rd).
Notes from those posts....DO NOT GO TO DANALS it is gone way down hill and I would venture to say Taco Bell might be better. Also at Captain Nemos if you go and do not like canned mushrooms nix those from your cheesesteak, oh and get chips there they are one of the first drops off the truck from the Frito Lay factory just down the way....so they are fresh chips.
I will think on some more places
2579 Fm 219, Clifton, TX 76634
Update on my reply: Aahar's Irving location is gone. But more and more Indian shops/restaurants keep popping up in Valley Ranch.
Ssahm BBQ regularly parks along the canal on Las Colinas Blvd now. One of the better food trucks in town and I really like their take on kimchi fries.
It's been several years since I've been in, but I assume the Argentine Bakery is still there serving great breakfast empanadas (good anytime and they're held in a warming case) and sweet bakery items - not nearly as sweet as the U.S. baked varieties. It's located on BeltLine, immediately north of 183 in the shopping center facing Irving Mall (just north of On the Border)
I was there earlier this month, and it was still as good as ever. I like their 'mil hojas' and elephant ears... they remind me of the ones I used to eat back at home.
I also bought their puff pastry (the one shaped like a swan), but my friend didn't eat it until the next day, so it was a bit stale. Still tasty, though!
Thanks for the ideas!