Aca Alla

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Dallas' 10 Biggest Restaurant Closings of 2013

    The end of 2013 inches closer, bringing with it the beginning of the new year, thoughts of life and death, openings and closings. Earlier we celebrated the most noteworthy restaurant openings of 2013. Now let us take a moment of silence to reflect on those we lost. The biggest closings of the year w ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    First Look at Monica's Nueva Cocina and ME Lounge

    Monica Greene, former owner of Monica's Aca Y Alla, now Maracas Mexican Restaurant, debuted her new restaurant and lounge last night. Monica's Nueva Cocina and ME Lounge, located in the iLume on Cedar Springs Road, has all the trappings of both a restaurant and a nightclub. The space is colorful, a ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Monica Makes A Mean Chipotle Crema Sauce South of the River

    Andrea GrimesThat's the chipotle crema sauce to the south, and the traditional sour crema to the north.​Monica's Aca Y Alla in Deep Ellum has been a neighborhood staple for years, weathering bad press and a bad economic climate with quality Tex Mex and great specials. But it's still just another e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Monica's Goes Deep (Ellum) For Great Brunch

    Photos by Andrea Grimes and Man O' The HourMonica's unbeatable $2.50 Bloody Mary.​Oak Cliff, you are one lucky neighborhood. Not only are you all buzz-worthy and such with regard to the Super Bowl, you recently were on the receiving end of Monica's Aca Y Alla enchiladic expansion, "BEE," and I hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Five Ritas To Get You In Sync with Cinco De Mayo

    Sarah Johnson​In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the day the Mexican army defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla, City of Ate has decided to compile a short list of unusual margaritas that Dallas restaurants have to offer. Sure, we could of went the salsa route, but that doesn't involve alcohol ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2008

    Pepe & Mito's

    Pepe & Mito's solid food is nice, the liquid diet even nicer

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007

    CNN Discovers Deep Ellum...A Little Late

    So, today gave Deep Ellum and Club Dada a shout-out in its annoying story, “Dallas Takes Big-City Fun Downtown,” by Elsa K. Simcik. Annoying because it’s one of those surface-y, glazed-over stories about how downtown Dallas can be fun, because of new “revitalization.” Thing is, th ... More >>

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Out of the Frying Pan

    Monica Greene tries her hand at vote-getting

  • News

    September 4, 2003

    How You Doin'?

    Plus: Never Been Kissed; Wanted

  • Dining

    June 26, 2003

    Come High Water

    Monica's owner hopes to open a pathway to heaven

  • Dining

    June 13, 2002

    Bagel Boil

    New cafe to take the place of Bistro K

  • Dining

    December 13, 2001

    Ellum Tremors

    America's Pub coming to Big D

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2001

    New Year's Eve Guide

    Don't be caught at home when 2002 arrives

  • News

    October 16, 1997

    X marks the spot

    A plan to rename Oakland Avenue for Malcolm X raises cries of racism in Deep Ellum