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3105 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75211
Critics' Pick
Best Of


  • 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 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. Be careful with the enchiladas verdes: There are habanero peppers in the salsa, and a lot of them, which makes the enchiladas an excitingly fiery dish.

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: The menu, which is posted on the wall, includes a series of food pictures that don’t have any names or explanations attached. Know what they are, or point and ask.

Fun fact: Limon’s opened a Grand Prairie location in April, marking the first time that that suburb has appeared on our Top 100 list.

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