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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...
Mexican, Street Food

Tia Dora's Bakery

Some of the best breakfasts in Dallas are at this Oak Cliff institution, which has been baking Mexican pan dulces for more than 20 years. Step around the rolling carts of pastries and proceed to...
Bakery, Mexican

Baby Back Shak

A half slab at this 23-year-old Cedars barbecue joint means seven baby back ribs kissed with smoke, spiced with pepper and just-right tender: The meat doesn’t fall off the bone, but pulls off with...
Barbecue, Restaurants


The Limon family’s Veracruzan kitchen sits well outside the spotlight on the west side of Oak Cliff, which means that Dallas at large is still hearing the good news about their exceptional food....

La Calle Doce Oak Cliff

Sitting on the porch at La Calle Doce in Oak Cliff, you could easily believe you were lunching in San Antonio, not Dallas. Upscale but not stuffy, this local institution (which also has an East...
Mexican, Seafood, Tex-Mex

Kendall Karsen’s Upscale Soul Food

At the end of a strip center under the shadow of U.S. 67, chef Kevin Winston is rethinking classic Southern food. What’s remarkable about the dishes at Kendall Karsen’s is their confidence. No,...

Ceviche Oyster Bar

One of the newest additions to Oak Cliff already feels like it’s been around for years. Ceviche Oyster Bar, which owner Raul Reyes installed in a former mechanic’s garage after years of...


Boulevardier is one of Dallas’ two best casual French restaurants, alongside The Mitchell. And Boulevardier wins out on atmosphere, with its cozy space in the Bishop Arts neighborhood and its wall...
French, Restaurants

Studio 410


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