Alberto Neri

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 66: Suadero Tacos at La Banqueta

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Remember when the La Banqueta on Carroll Avenue closed? I was pretty sad, and to cheer me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    La Banqueta, One of Dallas' Best Taquerías, Is Open Again in East Dallas

    After more than nine months since the closure its Bryan Street location, La Banqueta, one of Dallas' best taquerías, is open for business at its new location just a few blocks around the corner on Carroll Avenue. For taco enthusiasts, the wait has been a long one. Last August, Alberto Neri announc ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 26, 2013

    The Best Meals I Ate in Dallas in 2013

    What does a year's worth of meals say about where Dallas' restaurants are headed next?

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 10: La Banqueta

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    In East Dallas, the Great La Banqueta's Taco Successor, Taqueria Conin, Is Now Open

    The Carroll Avenue location of my favorite taqueria, La Banqueta, has officially been replaced, in what may be the quickest restaurant opening in the history of Dallas. See Also: La Banqueta, East Dallas' Best Taquería, Is Closed Taqueria Conin opened sometime last week, not long after the new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    La Banqueta, East Dallas' Best Taqueria, is Closed

    When Alberto Neri spoke with the Observer earlier this summer to talk about his little taco empire, he mentioned the original location of his chain of taquerias would be closing. The space was too small, and a better spot was available right across the street, so why not move and see if he could con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Taqueria Y Carniceria Guanajuato Is a Mouthful -- of Pig

    When I interviewed Alberto Neri for my review of La Banqueta, I pressed the popular taquero for his meat source, which he eventually divulged. Halfway through my second interview he slipped me a business card. Taqueria Y Carniceria Guanajuato, it said. There was a picture of a cow on the front and b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Five Things That Should Always Be Ordered Extra Crispy

    When I interviewed Alberto Neri for last week's restaurant review, we talked a lot about textures. I was trying to figure out why the taco meats at some locations were consistently more crispy than others. Neri looked confused by my question. If I wanted crispy meats, all I had to to was ask for the ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 27, 2013

    Raising La Banqueta

    Alberto Neri is building a tiny taco empire one tortilla at a time.

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    If You Love Your Little La Banqueta the Way It Is, You Need To Visit While You Can

    Before Tacos La Banqueta changed its name from Tacos El Guero, and before it moved to its current location on Bryan Street, the tiny taqueria was even tinier. Alberto Neri opened his first restaurant in South Dallas more than a decade ago. His restaurants have come a long way since then. See also: ... More >>