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Las Almas Rotas

3615 Parry Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226
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Beth Rankin Las Almas Rotas, across the street from Fair Park in South Dallas


  • 5 p.m.-midnight Tuesday-Thursday 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday 5 p.m.-midnight Sunday Closed Monday
  • Evening
  • Late Night, Snack Food
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Fresh off recognition from the James Beard Foundation as one of America’s best bars, Las Almas Rotas decided to step up its food game this year, hiring chef Armando Aguilar to take over the kitchen and devise a new menu. Then, on Aguilar’s very first day, the city of Dallas shut down bars and restaurants due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, the mezcaleria has been making things work with probably the most colorful drive-thru in Dallas and, more recently, an expansive front patio. Try Aguilar’s refreshingly spicy enchiladas rojas, or take a “taco six-pack” to go, along with the unchanged and immortal elotes topped with crushed Takis.

Top pick: If you’re using the drive-thru to order a taco six-pack, you can also grab a ranch water cocktail or a small bottle of mezcal to go.

Fun fact: Several staff members told The Dallas Morning News that the building is haunted, especially the private room in the back. Good thing the front patio seating is so comfortable.

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