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La Salsa Verde

14225 Coit Rd.
Richardson, TX 75220
972-330-0403
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  • 7 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to midnight Sunday
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Free Parking
The Top 100 Dallas Restaurants, No. 40: 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 is cranking out $1.29 tacos, which range from good to truly exceptional, plus $6 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 of the small chain 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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