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Ojeda's Mexican Restaurant

4617 Maple Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219-1002
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  • Mon-Thurs 10:30am-9:30pm, Fri 10:30am-10:30pm, Sat 10am-10:30pm, Sun 10am-9:30pm
  • $$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Owner Ben Ojeda's modest culinary beginnings began when the owner supplemented his Army rations with chiles and veggies during World War II. In 1969, he and wife Cecilia Ruiz (Mama Ojeda) rented the old Peter Pan Grill and opened this staple of the Dallas Tex-Mex restaurant scene. The rich and famous (President Bill Clinton and Jack Nicholson, among them) and the hungry go to enjoy the all-day Tex-Mex-style breakfast, the much-praised enchiladas, and the combos, like the beef enchilada, soft cheese taco and beef taco. Let's not forget Ojeda's Meltdown margarita. Patrons drive from all over the metroplex to dine at Ojeda's, still run by Mama Ojeda and her 14 children.

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  • The Beef Enchilada Rumble: The Tale of Two Tortillas
    Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. by Steven Doyle

    Since time immortal or, at least during my stint on this good planet, Wednesdays have been Enchilada Day. As a child in a Dallas public elementary school, we were offered a Wednesday lunch plate made up of corn tortillas, cheese and...

  • Ojeda's Always Answers That Certain Craving. You Know the One.
    Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 3 a.m. by Alice Laussade

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