Best Food in Dallas

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This came out a few weeks ago, but I just noticed it, so I wanted to say something about it. AOL’s Cityguide has come out with their 2005 Best Restaurants list in various food categories.
The one I’m most familiar with is Tex-Mex, as most of the bulk on my body comes from eating that. :) The place they list as #1 is Luna De Noche, which I’ve not actually been to myself, but several people at the place I work at swear by this place. I have partaken in Blue Goose, Mi Cocina’s, Chuy’s, & Mia’s. Mia’s is really great, but if you go there, make sure and ask for the Brisket Tacos – they’re to die for. But you have to ask for them, they’re not on the menu. It’s odd, as it’s their speciality, but it’s a word of mouth thing; not on the menu. I also rather enjoy the local chain Don Pablos – I know it’s a national chain, but I’m pretty friendly with one of the waitresses, and I do like some of their dishes – they have some good “diet friendly” Tex Mex there (Mama’s Skinny Enchiladas) which isn’t something you see everywhere.
Some notes from the other categories: The winner in Breakfast was “Cafe Brazil”, which I attended once years ago, and I didn’t see it as any big deal, struck me as a very informal place, nothing that special to me. On the Brunch list is Antares, it’s a restaurant at the top of Reunion Tower (Or “The Ball” as some call it). It’s cool because it rotates. I also got engaged there.
Their winner for Burgers is quite good – place called Snuffers. Good stuff, although there’s a really awesome (non diet friendly, though) place in Garland called “Burger Island” on Northwest Highway. Check it out if you’re in Garland. Worth the trip.
I’m not going to go through all the categories, you should check it out – there’s lots of good stuff in there. As usual, some people will get bent out of shape over a place they like not being listed as high (or at all), but that’s the nature of “best” lists, eh? :)


  1. I’ve seen a lot of Don Pablo’s close down, so I assumed they were out of business, or at least out of the Dallas area. We used to like to go there all the time; I’ll have to look them up.

  2. Umm, NEVER been to Luna de Nocha’s!?? For shame! I agree with you on Mia’s! Yummmm! But on Mexican food? Watch for the B.O. fajitas! ;)

  3. For Italian try Taverna. It is just south of Knox between Cole and Travis. It is YUMMY! Don’t go on a weekend night tho cuz the wait is 2 hours. Try a Sunday night and try the Taverna Focaccia Bread. YUM!

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