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Tupinamba Cafe

Tupinamba is the "Everybody Loves Raymond" of Dallas Mexican restaurants – it's not bad, and if it's convenient, you're up for it, but you wouldn't go too far out of your way to check it out. To say the décor is reminiscent of a hotel restaurant would be a gross understatement; the place looks exactly like a hotel restaurant, sickly blue shell-patterned upholstery and all. Just shy of being overpriced, Tupinamba's best dish is the fajitas and the rice is decidedly delicious and fluffy, but the enchiladas leave a lot of tastiness to be desired. The salsa's mild but tangy and comes in a cool refillable carafe. The Dominguez clan has also got a weird Texas A&M thing going on, with "12th Man" themed menu items and a giant glowing A&M logo on one wall. El Gig'em, or something. This is the oldest family-owned TexMex restaurant in Dallas (69 years).
Details
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Not Necessary
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Extra Services: Catering, Private-group dining
  • Takeout