Dallas restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Dallas

Fuel City

A short drive from downtown, Fuel City serves up some of Dallas' best tacos in one of its most idiosyncratic locations (it's also a gas station and car wash). Sit out on picnic tables, munching on roast pork and ste…
Top Choice Tex-Mex in Dallas

Gabriela & Sofia’s Tex-Mex

The interior here is just acceptable: dark and roomy. But that's good as it doesn't get in the way of the beauty you'll find on your plate. Regional Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes are cooked with attitude and authority.…
Top Choice Mexican in Dallas


Discard any ideas you have about Tex-Mex at this deeply cultured restaurant that takes the gentrified food of old Mexico City to new levels. The setting is dark, leathery and quiet, and the food is meaty and piquant…
Top Choice Modern American in Dallas

Meddlesome Moth

In the Design District, this buzzing gastropub draws small groups of friends who linger over Belgian-style mussels, shrimp and homestead grits, great burgers and beautifully turned out sharing plates. You'll find go…
Top Choice American in Dallas


This classic downtown lunch spot, which has been tucked into Neiman Marcus for more than 50 years, evokes old-school Dallas. Attentive waiters bustle about, soothing and pampering diners with hot chicken consommé, p…
Top Choice Tex-Mex in Dallas

AllGood Café

A postmodern Deep Ellum cafe with Tex-Mex grace notes and tattooed waitresses, the AllGood is cozy as all get out. Families and rocker types all chow down on King Ranch chicken casserole and other comfort foods. The…
Top Choice Barbecue in Dallas

Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

You cannot beat the original location of this Dallas classic. Where some barbecue places serve up their fare for only a few hours a day, this one can sate your smoky fantasies around the clock.
Burgers in Dallas

Rodeo Goat

Rodeo Goat is located on an unpromising stretch of roadway on the outskirts of the Design District and, from the outside, looks like a low-key strip club. Stepping inside the Rodeo is a revelation, though. The smoky…
Vegetarian in Dallas


Inside a lavishly decorated Hare Krishna temple, you'll find a small but varied buffet serving basmati rice, curries, mustard greens, pappadams and chutneys, pakora, tamarind tea and other changing daily specials. I…
American in Dallas

Ellen's Southern Kitchen

In the center of historic West End, Ellen's serves up American comfort fare in a slightly upscale diner setting (think wild wallpaper, elegant light fixtures, dark wood furniture). Fluffy pancakes, Cajun shrimp and …