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Loro Top 100

  • 1812 N Haskell Ave.

    Dallas, TX 75204

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Texans certainly hold their barbecue opinions close to their hearts, and it’s risky business to attempt to fuse barbecue with Asian fare and not upset fans of either cuisine. Under the guidance of Uchi’s Tyson Cole and Franklin Barbecue’s Aaron Franklin, the food at Loro soars. Menu options hopscotch between Asian influences like Karaage chicken and char siew pork belly to more traditional barbecue hits like succulent brisket or smoked turkey breast. For those who have never stood in line at Franklin’s in Austin or lack the financial wherewithal to spring for dinner at Uchi, Loro’s resplendent fare is the ideal alternative.

Top Pick: It’s only available during lunch and happy hour, but Loro serves one of the best smashed burgers in the city, topped with Muenster cheese and a decadent brisket jam.

The downside: Some of the Asian influences skew to the safe side of the flavor spectrum. Also, while the staff is overwhelmingly friendly, orders can only be placed at the bar, which can lead to hiccups in timing of dishes arriving at your table.

Fun fact: The Dallas edition of Loro is the second in the state, but Addison will be getting its own Loro outpost in 2022.
Crunchy sweet Corn fritters
Alison McLean
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Free
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