Leading up to September's Best of Dallas® 2016 issue, we're sharing (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes, the Dallas entrées, appetizers and desserts that really stuck with us this year.
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For regulars at the Kessler, Trompo is nothing new. Oak Cliff native Luis Olvera has been slingin' tacos at the venue for awhile now. Back in April, Olvera finally opened a brick-and-mortar location of Trompo, a low-key taqueria that specializes in "straight-up Mexican street tacos," Olvera says.
Trompo's menu is small but it's impossible to go wrong here. Fill your taco with trompo (pork), bistek (beef) or paneer and poblano, a flavorful vegetarian option. At $1.85 each, they're equal parts cheap and fresh, a fun take on northern Mexico street food.
Tacos aside, there's one thing you shouldn't overlook on this menu: the quesadillas. These open-faced beauties more closely resemble a large taco than the cheesy quesadillas you're probably used to, but their bright, fresh flavor will make you rethink what a quesadilla should be. Go for the Gringa, ($3.85), made with pork, cilantro and onion on a flour tortilla that's got a beautifully cheesy base of fresh whole milk mozzarella. Don't skip the salsas here — the creamy, house made verde salsa is made of dreams and starlight.