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