Santiago's Taco Loco Express

3014 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75226-1505
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  • Mon-Fri 7am-2:30pm, Sat 8am-2:30pm
  • $
  • Delivery, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Metered Parking, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Since 2001, Santiago Peña and his employees have been faithfully serving the hungover masses and breakfast-taco fanatics. The spongy homemade flour tortillas are great for sopping up the overflow sauce from the filling, while the sweet corn tortillas are strong enough not to crack under the weight of these hefty tacos, like the number one seller: El Santiago, a carne guisada taco with potatoes, sliced onion, avocado and diced tomatoes in a huge tortilla. This bare-bones stand-alone building also has a wood-plank rooftop deck. On the deck customers enjoy views of downtown while trying to consume more than one of Peña's tacos. However, if tacos and handmade tamales aren't your thing, the menu does include a "Gringo" section.

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