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Postby ponyboy » Wed Sep 14, 2022 6:32 pm

Banditos in Snider Plaza is honestly the best I ever had. And they’ve got SWC t-shirts.
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Re: TexMex Wars

Postby tristatecoog » Thu Sep 15, 2022 12:27 pm

Definitely like Banditos and its proximity to SMU.

What about Desperados on Greenville, Ojeda's on Maple and Mia's on Lemmon?
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Re: TexMex Wars

Postby PerunaPunch » Fri Sep 16, 2022 10:03 am

Please take a moment of silence to remember the recent loss of legendary family TexMex Herrera's, originally on Maple Ave. At SMU, I spent MANY a night sitting on my beer cooler waiting in line for one of their (6?) tables to open up. Grandma's homemade tortillas were transcendent! I followed them from the original tiny shack (which burned) to 5 other locations over the years.

Nothing left in Dallas is even in the same ballpark. With that being said, off the top of my head:

Avilla's on Maple
Rafa's on Lover's
El Vecino in Lakewood
Manny's (I believe the great Bob Sharp of Mustang Club fame is involved in the ownership) Uptown is gone, but still in Lakewood

Not really TexMex, but you have to throw Gloria's (2 locations on Lemmon Ave + Greenville) in there

Would also have to mention Mariano's which is still around (having moved to Skillman), but they get on the list for being in Old Towne back in the day. Many a margarita was consumed by PonyFans there back in the day.

Lastly, no list of Mexican themed cuisine would be complete without a nod to Javier's (not TexMex, but yeah...)
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Re: TexMex Wars

Postby Charleston Pony » Fri Sep 16, 2022 11:39 am

Been away from Dallas too long to be qualified to post on this topic, but years ago I remember favoring the original Ojeda's on Maple and also frequented Tupinamba's on NW HWY across from Bachman lake for lunch with a couple of guys I worked with in those days. It was just o.k. but an Aggie buddy I worked with loved to frequent that place because he knew the Aggie owner. Probably long gone by now.

Where we live now in N.C. our favorite is La Unica (the original in Monroe). Tex Mex does pretty well in the Charlotte area these days but 1st time we visited La Unica (per advice from the hispanic guys building our home), as we were seated they brought chips along with queso dip and about a half dozen salsas with varying degrees of hotness (all complimentary). Great burritos, enchiladas and quacamole salads and of course refritos and frijoles. Makes me hungry just thinking of the place
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Re: TexMex Wars

Postby ponyboy » Fri Sep 16, 2022 1:46 pm

Tupinamba moved to Central between Walnut Hill and Park, I believe.

Definitely loved Hererras. Are we sure Manny’s Uptown is gone? Seems like I was just there.
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Re: TexMex Wars

Postby tristatecoog » Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:57 pm

Tupinamba on Central has way too much Aggie vibe for me.
Yep, Manny’s Uptown is gonzo.
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Re: TexMex Wars

Postby redpony » Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:03 am

when I lived in Dallas Ojedas on Maple was always one of my favorites.
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Re: TexMex Wars

Postby Bergermeister » Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:33 am

Herrera's is alive and well in Oak Cliff on Illinois near Westmoreland. Same menu. And I don't mean to be disrespectful BUT the food is as good or better than the original. Hated to see it close. I, too, have followed Herrera's through all locations. Casa Rosa is back (on Lemmon) and it is really, really good.
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