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La Salsa Verde

14225 Coit Rd.
Dallas, TX 75220
Critics' Pick


  • 7 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to midnight Sunday
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Free Parking
Dallasites hate paying real money for Mexican food, an attitude that discourages innovation and promotes the condescending, prejudiced view that tacos should all be made with bad ingredients by badly paid workers. Truth is, many of the best tacos in the city cost $4 or more, which upsets those traditionalists. But they can always fall back on La Salsa Verde. This chain’s bargain-priced tacos range from good to truly exceptional, and there are also squash blossom quesadillas and a host of equally affordable tortas.

Top pick: Tacos de cabeza are the specialty here. Order either cachete — cheek meat — or lengua rebanada — sliced beef tongue — and you’ll receive a bounty of ultra-tender taco filling.

The downside: Two locations are inside gas stations, and so small that you may find yourself eating tacos on the hood of your car.

Fun fact: Three locations are in Dallas, with another in Plano and the newest in Carrollton.

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