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3443 W. Campbell Rd.
Garland, TX 75044


  • Sun 11am-9pm, Mon-Thur 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
  • $$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Banquet Facilities, Business Dining, Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Mexico native Jorge Levy opened his first Tex-Mex hall in 1976 to great applause. The applause continues. The barely altered menu has much to do with it. Among the items that have been available for more than three decades are the Desperado Tacos, twin puffy tacos filled with slices of beef or chicken fajita and garnished with pico de gallo and a thick slice of avocado. Other signature dishes include flautas, nachos and the Desperados Burritos with a spicy barbecue sauce. While the kitchen prepares decidedly Tex-Mex cuisine, don't be surprised to hear Spanish spoken between customers and servers. Good food knows no linguistic boundaries.

Related Stories (2)

  • Desperados Reaping Rusty Tacos' Leftovers
    Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 4 p.m. by Elaine Liner

    The popularity of the bite-sized $2 tacos at five-month-old Rusty Taco on Greenville Avenue has had a direct effect on business next door at Desperados, the 34-year-old Tex-Mex landmark. "Our business has gone up since they opened,"...

  • Come to Your Senses and Check Out Desperados Mexican Restaurant
    Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 4 a.m. by Alice Laussade

    I've heard the legend of the Desperado taco for some time now. Usually starts with, "Oh my God—these things are life-changing," or I get the typical straight punch to the uterus when someone discovers that I haven't been there...


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