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4216 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75214
Madrina +

Kathy Tran


  • 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Monday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Recommended
Highland Park’s fine-dining restaurant Madrina manages to take Mexican food to levels it has never achieved in Dallas by infusing the cuisine with French techniques and lofty aspirations. Where else can you get duck confit enfrijoladas next to a whole lobster served en croûte? Fussy french preparations tend to exceed the boundaries of this kitchen’s capabilities, but some simpler dishes satisfy and the drinking here is good. Don’t miss the wild setas, a plate of fried mushrooms with a tangy poblano cream sauce, or the tacos di chivo, which produces a cast iron skillet filled with meltingly tender goat meat. Both plates come with a short stack of freshly made tortillas, resulting in some very compelling tacos.

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