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Trompo

407 W. 10th St.
Dallas, TX 75208
972-809-7950
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  • Vegetarian Friendly, Catering, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Snack Food
  • BYOB
  • Free Parking, Street Parking
Trompo is their name, and tacos de trompo are their game. The trompo, a vertical spit much like that used for shawarma in the Middle East and gyros in Greece, supports layers of pork rubbed red with spices. When you order, meat is shaved off, seared on a flattop and added to a taco or quesadilla, which adds a velvety pillow of molten cheese. Luis Olvera’s former backyard sensation just moved to the Bishop Arts District, where it’s recapturing some of the old home-cooking feel with outdoor seating in a courtyard.

Top pick: The top pick is trompo, obviously, but less obviously, we prefer it in quesadilla format.

The downside: With all that outdoor seating, if you visit in July or August you should plan to order to-go. Also, the elotes make up in pulverized Takis for what they lack in freshly grilled flavor.

Fun fact: At its original location on Singleton Avenue, Trompo was named one of the best new restaurants in America by Bon Appetit.

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