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demigodh Mar 12, 2012 07:03 AM

I was just in Austin where I had my first ever Puffy Taco at Tio Dans. Now I can't believe I had never had them before. I know it's a pretty regional thing but where can I find the best puffy taco in Dallas?

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    Sntscott Mar 22, 2014 04:20 PM

    There's not a place in DFW and surrounding area that make puffy tacos like Austin and San Antonio . No matter how many times you ask them if they have puffy tacos like SA they will say yes. Then I ask are they crispy or deep friend and soft with a little grease . Oh yes yes yes not crispy . Well they have no clue and I hate crispy puffy tacos . The best are Henry's puffy tacos in SA and you can google his recipe I now fix them at home. There's even a blog comparing Henry's to Esparzas in Friasco saying finally puffy tacos . It's a lie they are crispy that person must not have had Henry's. Yes Henry's are fatting but they are to die for. I love the beef and spicey potatoe. I have no clue why Dallas can't get it right . My daughter swears there's a place on Greenville ave that does Henry's puffy taco style but I have yet to try them . I hate to be told they are not crispy and they come out and your can make crunching noises as your fork breaks them open . Helloooooooo that a sign that they are hard and crispy. If anyone knows where we can get the soft deep fried greasy kind pleaseeeeee let me know ...thanks

    1. Webra1 Mar 13, 2012 11:15 AM

      Desperados. They're always packed on Thursdays after 5:00 when they are $5.95 a plate.

      1. LewisvilleHounder Mar 12, 2012 01:55 PM

        Might be a good start over in FW at Don Juan's

        http://www.dosjuans.com/

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          Jugg Mar 13, 2012 07:22 AM

          That place is closed. I went there once after it became Dos Juans and it was really bad. One of the worst meals I've had in a long time.

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            LewisvilleHounder Mar 13, 2012 11:09 AM

            Thanks for the report. I had no idea. Wonder why they keep the website going?

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          J.R. Mar 12, 2012 01:21 PM

          Rafa's on Lover's makes a fairly good version.

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