Revolver Taco Lounge
Dallas, TX 75226
- 11 a.m.–12 a.m. Tuesday-Sunday.
- Vegetarian Friendly, Private Party, Takeout
- Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Snack Food
- Full bar
- Metered Parking, Street Parking
- Reservations Accepted
Yes, this taco shop and its single communal table would already be a top-10 place to eat in Dallas — and then there’s the reservations-only backroom. For a flat $120 per person, plus tip and drinks, Rojas and his mother Juanita Rojas will cook a fine-dining tasting menu in a tiny show kitchen. Just a handful of tables are seated in the backroom each night — this author and a friend were once the only two guests — to experience food that ranges from traditional (rabbit soup with Juanita’s whole-rabbit stock) to modern (a dab of salsa verde on a curlicue of perfectly tender octopus). The mole tasting, which pairs Juanita’s superb traditional sauces with Regino’s perfectly cooked meats, reveals both chefs at their best.
Top pick: Revolver serves the best tacos al pastor in Dallas.
The downside: Menu items in the front room sell out fairly frequently, so have a backup choice in mind.
Fun fact: Not only are we naming Revolver Best Restaurant, but in this year’s Best of Dallas we awarded them Best Hot Dog, too, for their Mexican-style dog wrapped in bacon and topped with a scoop of beans. How many cities can say that their most interesting restaurant serves a killer hot dog?
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