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Tacos Mariachi

602 Singleton Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75212
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  • Beer and wine, Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Snack Food
  • Beer/Wine
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
The Top 100 Dallas Restaurants, No. 13: Few Dallas-area restaurants are making cheffy, inspired twists on classic foods in the lowest price bracket. Tacos Mariachi, with its brilliant riffs on seafood tacos, is one of them. Where else in Dallas can you find a smoked salmon taco, the fish folded into a griddle-melted blanket of cheese? Other offerings showcase octopus and shrimp, the shrimp taco noteworthy because, unlike many rivals elsewhere, it’s not smothered in a mountain of slaw. The fillings at Tacos Mariachi are always well-balanced — there’s just enough of everything — and the tortillas, made down the street, are some of the best in Dallas.

Top pick: Get to know the daily special tacos, like Tuesday’s fish battered in chicharrones and fried, or Wednesday’s Vicki Oh, a divine chorizo-mushroom combo.

The downside: If you just order the typical taco-joint offerings, like asada or pastor, you might leave Tacos Mariachi without any idea of what makes this place special.

Fun fact: A second location just opened on Greenville Avenue, across from Trader Joe’s, making this the best restaurant in Dallas with multiple locations. Greenville bar-hoppers can soak up the booze with a menu item not available at the original Tacos Mariachi: carne asada-loaded cheese fries.

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