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“Hidden Gem hole in the wall” 5 of 5 stars
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Mexicali Restaurant
11277 E Northwest Hwy Ste 148, Dallas, TX 75238
(214) 341-9405
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Ranked #454 of 2,896 Restaurants in Dallas
Cuisines: Mexican
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“Hidden Gem hole in the wall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Dont be put off by the appearance of the strip mall. You don't want to miss this local gem. We went here for lunch today and the chips and salsa blew me away...so fresh and amazing! I ordered sour cream chicken enchiladas and they were delicious. My husband had combo fajitas and those were terrific too. Incredible value, the food was awesome, came out fast and fresh. I will definitely be back. Highly Recomend.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Great little "Hole in the wall"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Great Mexican (Tex-Mex) food at very reasonable prices. I am always happy to find a little individual place like this. I have been here twice and impressed with the food both times. Bottom line, a great value.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Both Restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

I used to live within walking distance of the original then they moved to NW Hwy. It has always been a favorite of mine, luv the spinach quesadilla's. The Garland location is also great same fantastic food.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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174 restaurant reviews
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382 helpful votes 382 helpful votes
“There are still family run Mexican restaurants in the Dallas area!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2009

I have been a huge fan of Mexicali for several years. Although I live in North Dallas, whenever I'm in Garland, I make a point to stop at Mexicali --- I've also been known to make a special trip!

The food at Mexicali is excellent They do all of the Mexican favorites - tacos, enchiladas, tamales, and fajitas very well. A couple of my all time favorites: the fajita chicken chimichanga with sour cream sauce, the queso flamiado, the nachos and the combo fajitas. Their lunch menu is great for smaller appetites. Appetizers are huge, so keep that in mind if you are thinking app + entree. Salsa is fresh and tasty --- not too spicy, but plenty of kick. It's obvious that there are lots of regulars on Friday nights -- very few people look at the menu!

Service is good -- this is the kind of place where people remember you. Margaritas are also tasty!

I'd count this one as a hidden gem --- definitely worth the trip. It's not a fancy place --- just a little family run place in a strip mall, but the food is wonderful!

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13 restaurant reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“One of my family's favorite places to eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2008

We've been eating at Mexicali almost weekly for over 15 years. I stumbled upon them when they were located across the street from the Casa View Public Library, and followed them to their location on Northwest Highway/Jupiter.
The food is excellent. Literally everything on the menu is very tasty. We normally order the combination fajitas and have never been disappointed!
Wonderful family atmosphere. Family owned and operated, the nicest waitstaff -ever-, and the top shelf maragaritas are just awesome!
The lunch menu is available all the time, so if you're not absolutely starving, the smaller portions are nice.
Can't say enough good things about this place!

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