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Tejano Mexican Restaurant - Closed

110 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208


  • $
  • Banquet Facilities, Catering, Kid Friendly, Order Online, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
If a Mexican restaurant has been doing business in Dallas for more than 20 years, it's doing something right. And while Tejano's Aztec temple-inspired décor could use a touch-up, the food is everything it should be. Standouts include the hearty caldo de res, kind of like a floating pot roast, with huge, tender hunks of beef and cabbage, zucchini and other veggies in a clear beef broth; and the tender carnitas Tampiqueñas, slices of beef in a rich gravy.

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