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La Costena

534 Sunset Ave. Dallas, TX 75208 | Oak Cliff & South Dallas | 214-946-5650

Location Description:

An old, wide-porch Oak Cliff house turned Mexican seafood restaurant, La Costeña has a welcoming homey feel. A TV in the corner of one room shows novelas during lunch, so you can get a fix of tasty Mexican seafood while catching up on your favorite Spanish-language soap opera. Another of the house's seven rooms has been converted into a small, festive bar. With the owner's family and the cook both hailing from the Texas-Mexico border state of Coahuila, the menu has a slight Northern Mexico emphasis. Inspired by local ranching culture, this regional cuisine is sometimes cooked over a wood fire. The Costeña shrimp, prepared in a spicy chipotle chili pepper salsa, is a good example. Try the whole tilapia plate (and by whole they mean the head and everything) for another entrée you can't order at just any local seafood joint.


  • Cuisine(s): Mexican, Seafood
  • Hours: Daily 9am-10pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Banquet Facilities, Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout