I was born and raised in Dallas and can certainly attest to all its local delicacies: chicken fried steak, Tex-Mex, and everything else in between. So, here's four of my favorite restaurants of all time
in the DFW metroplex. You ready?!
04. Mexicali Restaurant11277 Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75238
Now, over here, there's this thing called "Tex-Mex." It's not traditional Mexican cooking. Think more along the lines of enchiladas, quesadillas, and anything else that's bursting with cheese. With the exception of coarse, white cheeses -- queso blanco -- most Mexican dishes don't have cheddar, Monterey jack, etc. But, that's where Tex-Mex comes in to fill that void and nobody does it better than these guys. It's owned by five brothers and you're bound to see one of 'em hangin' around no matter what time you're there. The food's cheap, delicious, and will definitely
have you comin' back for more. Just make sure to save room for one of their homemade pecan pralines that're always hangin' out at the register.
03. La Calle Doce1925 Skillman St, Dallas, TX 75206
is authentic Mexican food. News flash! Since a lot of Mexico is coastal and surrounded by the sea, a lot of its cooking reflects that, too. While this certainly translates to the highest price tag on this list, it's still sooo
worth it. I can't recommend enough their seafood soup. The flavors in that bad boy just keep complimenting each other over and over and over. Give it a try; you won't
02. Riscky's Steakhouse120 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164
There's nothing I hate more in this world than giving credit to our neighbors in Fort Worth. Call it a friendly rivalry if you will; but, Dallas has to be bigger, better, louder, 'n' prouder than them all the time and every time. Sadly, even with my super-strong bias, I gotta give 'em this win. Where else can you go for an all-you-can-eat beef rib dinner for around ten bucks?! Yes, it hurts to be bested by this magnificent restaurant...but, it hurts so good
01. Monkey King Noodle Company2933 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
It has nothing to do with traditional Texas cuisine. But, that alone stands as a testament to how gosh-darn good
this place really is. Their hand-pulled, made-from-scratch noodles are absolutely out of this world. Add to it the wild 'n' crazy atmosphere of its locale, the one and only Deep Ellum, and you've got my personal all-time favorite restaurant.
Well, there you go. Swing by each and every one of these local establishments and let me know what you think. Honestly, they're all on the less expensive side of things and I did that intentionally 'cause I don't really wanna recommend anything that'll break the bank. But, if money's no object, my super-secret
all-time favorite restaurant is definitely
00. Tokyo One4350 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75001
It's an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant with a price tag of fifty bucks a head. It's definitely not for the faint of hearted. But, it's the. best. food. I've. ever. had.