In search of a new favorite Tex-Mex restaurant?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most excellent sources for Tex-Mex cuisine around Dallas, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.
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1. La Hacienda Ranch
First on the list is La Hacienda Ranch. Located at 17390 Preston Road, Suite 100, in North Dallas, the Tex-Mex eatery, which serves tacos, margaritas and more, is the highest-rated destination for Tex-Mex food in Dallas, boasting four stars out of 215 reviews on Yelp.
2. E Bar Tex-Mex
Next up is East Dallas' E Bar Tex-Mex, situated at 1901 N. Haskell Ave., Suite 120. With 4.5 stars out of 639 reviews on Yelp, the Mexican and Tex-Mex cantina has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Gabriela & Sofia's Tex-Mex
North Dallas' Gabriela & Sofia's Tex-Mex, located at 10455 N. Central Expressway, Suite 117, is another superior choice, with Yelpers giving the bar and Tex-Mex dining establishment 4.5 stars out of 470 reviews.
4. Mia's Tex-Mex Restaurant
Mia's Tex-Mex Restaurant, a Tex-Mex cafe in Oak Lawn, is another go-to, with four stars out of 746 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4322 Lemmon Ave. to give it a try for yourself.
5. Fajita Pete's
At last, check out Fajita Pete's over in North Dallas, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 202 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Tex-Mex joint, which is known for its tacos and more, at 6090 Campbell Road, Suite 124.
Deciding when to check out the top outlets above? Fridays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at restaurants across the Dallas area, while Mondays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small business owners build an email marketing strategy. Last year, average daily transactions at restaurants rose to 65 per business on Fridays, compared to 44 daily transactions on average for Mondays.