Dallas is swimming in above-average tacos right now. Skip the subpar nonsense and grab a front-row seat for the city's burgeoning taco renaissance. Here's where to start:
The pato taco at Revolver Taco Lounge
Seared duck breast, caramelized onion, roasted poblano pepper — Revolver's pato taco is a juicy bite of magic, and since Revolver shuttered its flagship Fort Worth location this week, you can only get it in Deep Ellum. This is so not your average taco, but then again, nothing Revolver does is average.
The Texano taco at Taquero
This adorable West Dallas taco stand is one of the city's brightest new taco heavy hitters, and we particularly love the Texano, made with juicy brisket, onion, cilantro and queso Oaxaca. BYOB and enjoy the magic.
Las Costras at La Botana Taco Bar
Our favorite new food truck serves up a Mexico City specialty that hits the spot, and how. Chihuahua cheese is seared on the grill and stuffed with your choice of filling (go for pastor, flank steak or the daily veg option, like caramelized mushrooms) and stuffed into an utterly perfect flour tortilla.
The vegan brisket tacos at V-Eats
With so many people watching the documentary What the Health on Netflix right now, Dallas vegan restaurants are seeing a surge of new customers. If you feel like keeping it plant-based on your next taco binge, try V-Eats' famous vegan brisket tacos.
The Vicki Oh taco at Tacos Mariachi
Some of Tacos Mariachi's best tacos are only available one day a week, and they run out fast. Next time you're there on a Tuesday, try the Vicki Oh, made with roasted portobello mushrooms and poblano peppers, chorizo and avocado slice on corn tortillas.
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.