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First Look: La Suprema in Frisco

La Suprema is a meat market, grocery store and restaurant, all in one.
La Suprema is a meat market, grocery store and restaurant, all in one. Anisha Holla
Samar Bannat came to America from Saudi Arabia when she was 19 years old with nothing but high hopes of living the American dream. Orphaned at age 10, Bannat recalls not speaking a word of English when she fist set foot in America.

“At first, I didn’t know what I wanted to do here,” Bannat says. "I was taking English classes every day and really trying my best to make a home in this country. I was basically raising myself.”
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La Suprema is tucked at the back of a grocery store.
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Bannat’s journey in America hasn't been linear. The young immigrant experimented with many different business ideas before settling on a restaurant.

“I tried a daycare business, a convenience store and lots of other things in between,” Bannat says, “but I soon realized that my true life passion was cooking. That’s what brought me here to the restaurant industry.”

La Suprema is one-of-its-kind, priding itself on an Arab-Mexican fusion menu — and some menu items are halal. The store is tucked at the back of a grocery store, with a handful of tables available for dining in.

“I initially wanted to run it as a Mediterranean restaurant. But later, we saw a lot of demand for Mexican food,” Bannat says. Her solution — simple yet smart — was to combine the best of both.
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A plate of enchiladas with rice and beans at La Suprema.
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La Suprema is perhaps best known for 11 varieties of Mexican street tacos, all of which come topped with onions, cilantro and lime. Other menu items include tortas burritos, and plates, like enchiladas, all priced from $12 to $13.
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Chilaquiles comes with two eggs and a choice of red or green sauce, along with a side of refried beans.
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Typical Mexican breakfast dishes are also established favorites here. A plate of chilaquiles topped with over-easy eggs is rich and fulfilling. Other Mexican-style eggs come with ham, chorizo and fried tortillas with a hot chili sauce on the side. Horchatas, freshly squeezed juices and churros add sweet options to the menu.

Under all of the Mexican options is a shwarma plate or sandwich (beef or chicken) served with warm pita bread and fries.

There is also a Mexican bakery onsite where you'll find homemade Mexican conchas (sweet bread) and marranitos (gingerbread cookies), either to eat in-store or to go.

“It feels crazy that I’m here, “ Bannat says. “I’ve struggled a lot. My marriage wasn’t the best. I wound up with seven kids. But at the end of the day, I know what I’m passionate about: it’s cooking.”

La Suprema, 6726 Main St., Frisco. Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Update: We previously reported that this restaurant served all halal food. It has been updated to clarify that only some of the items are halal.
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Anisha Holla is a freelance food writer for the Dallas Observer, a position that grew from her love for both food and storytelling. A university student by day and an avid eater by night, she loves exploring the hidden spots in Dallas’ eclectic food scene.
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