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3105 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75211
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  • 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday,  9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • Lunch, Dinner, Snack Food
  • Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
The Top 100 Dallas Restaurants, No. 35: The Limon family’s Veracruzan kitchen sits well outside the spotlight on the west side of Oak Cliff, which means that Dallas at large is still hearing the good news about their exceptional food. The 2018 winner of the Observer’s Best Mexican accolade, Limon’s offers specialties that are hard to find elsewhere in the city, including garnachas, mole veracruzano and a sample platter of picadas.

Top pick: In addition to standard corn-husk tamales, Limon’s offers tamales veracruzanos, wrapped in banana leaves, and chanchamitos, chubbier and more rounded in shape. All three are very good.

The downside: This is a small dining room that gets busy, so don’t tell all your friends.

Fun fact: For $1.79, it’s hard to beat the cochinita pibil tacos garnished with pickled habanero peppers.

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