Revolver Taco Lounge
Dallas, TX 75226
- 11 a.m.–12 a.m. Tue-Sun
- 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, Purepecha. For $130 per person (a price which has ticked upward recently and may rise again), 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 — Rojas has occasionally cooked for just one guest — 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, on what might be the city’s best tortillas.
The downside: Menu items in the front room sell out fairly frequently, so have a backup choice in mind. The success of the Purepecha room, meanwhile, means that it now frequently has two seatings. Try to join the late seating if you want to avoid getting rushed out after dessert.
Fun fact: Revolver Taco Lounge got its name from Arturo Rojas, Regino’s father and Juanita’s husband, who occasionally washes the dishes when he’s not one of Texas’ most celebrated creators of elaborately designed and carved guns.
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