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Matt's Rancho Martinez

1904 Skillman St.
Dallas, TX 75206
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Taryn Walker


  • Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
  • $$$
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Banquet Facilities, Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary, Reservations Not Accepted
This family-owned restaurant, the progeny of the venerable Matt's Famous El Rancho in Austin, is a vast indoor and outdoor space. The giant two-level dining room (private room adjacent) has a bar in the back and a giant mural of Texas all-stars is joined by a rocking patio. The neighborhood joint is most lauded for its chile relleno and chicken-fried steak platters. It's also got a bit of myth attached to it in the popular Bob Armstrong Dip, layers of taco meat, guacamole, sour cream and queso in a bowl named after a former Texas Land Commissioner. After dinner and a couple potent margaritas, scoot on over to the to historic Lakewood Theater next door for its monthly burlesque revue.

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