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Eating in Irving

LuLiV Jul 28, 2011 01:04 PM

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. :)

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    foiegras RE: LuLiV Jul 28, 2011 06:19 PM

    I like Chaat Cafe on MacArthur.

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      CocoaNut RE: LuLiV Jul 29, 2011 05:45 AM

      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)

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        LuLiV RE: CocoaNut Jul 29, 2011 08:13 AM

        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!

      2. LewisvilleHounder RE: LuLiV Jul 31, 2011 04:23 AM



        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

        Frito Lay
        2579 Fm 219, Clifton, TX 76634

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          air RE: LewisvilleHounder Aug 5, 2011 07:31 AM

          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.

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            LewisvilleHounder RE: air Aug 5, 2011 07:54 AM

            Was not aware that Aahar was gone....it was one of the better options in Valley Ranch....shame

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              air RE: air Aug 19, 2011 05:51 AM

              Another update: the city of Las Colinas doesn't want Ssahm BBQ parking along the canal and serving on a public street, so it's usually closer to Valley Ranch now. What a shame.

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                LuLiV RE: air Aug 19, 2011 11:57 AM

                Noobs. On the plus side, LA Burger is in North Irving now. I'll have to go check it out soon. Anyone here been?

                LA Burger
                10045 N. MacArthur Blvd. #113, Irving, TX 75063

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                  dfwgal63 RE: LuLiV Aug 19, 2011 06:31 PM

                  I've had the bulgogi hogie at LA burger. A little sweet, a little spicy and a fresh bun- what more can you want? I'll be back to check out the burger with fried kimchee.

          2. diningwithDeliaJo RE: LuLiV Aug 1, 2011 08:58 PM

            Cavalli Pizza is all you need to do. Try the Dallas pizza or any others, they're all equally to die for. Desserts too..,

            Cavalli Pizza
            3601 Regent Blvd, Irving, TX 75063

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              LuLiV RE: diningwithDeliaJo Aug 6, 2011 11:06 AM

              Thank you for all the great recommendations! I will be sure to try them once I get back into town. Currently enjoying delicious Ecuadorian cuisine.... mmmm. Wish we had that back in Dallas.

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              dfwgal63 RE: LuLiV Aug 19, 2011 06:39 PM

              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

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                LewisvilleHounder RE: dfwgal63 Aug 20, 2011 05:02 AM

                Green sticky rice is more than likely pandan flavored sticky rice


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