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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
Last year, when we assembled the inaugural Top 100 list, Las Almas Rotas was a strong contender. At the time, the mezcal bar’s tiny kitchen served only a handful of bar foods: quesadillas, tacos, a bowl of beans and a divine cup of elotes -- maybe Dallas’ best, with charred corn and crushed-up Takis. This summer, the owners decided to kick the food program up a notch, bringing in consulting chef Josh Sutcliff to train the staff and give customers more reasons to stick around for another round of palomas. There are still fewer than a dozen dishes on the menu, but they include spicy tostadas of shrimp and roasted tomatillo salsa and a chile relleno stuffed with chorizo verde, coated in magically grease-free batter and topped with radish slaw. (Why is chorizo verde still so rare in Dallas?) Even the quesadillas, now spiked with spicy escabeche, are better than ever.

Top pick: Stop by on a Sunday night for Sonoran Sunday, with discounts on drinks from that desert region and the kitchen’s now-famous Sonoran hot dogs, which are wrapped in bacon and served in a bun with white beans, grilled onions and poblano peppers.

Fun fact: This is the best place in the city to spend July 4, thanks to a combination of Fair Park fireworks views and those beloved hot dogs.

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