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Taco Diner

Oak Lawn
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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3699 McKinney Ave, Suite 307, Dallas, TX 75204-4550
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
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Greenville, South Carolina
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270 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and friendly service. The food was spotty. Avocado chicken salad quite good. Brisket enchiladas tough, overcooked and almost inedible. Salsas and chips very good. With more attention to detail and food quality control, this has the potential to be a fine restaurant.

Thank Phillip K
McKinney, Texas
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255 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The food is average tasting and way overpriced for what you get. We should have gone across the street to a real Mexican restaurant but we were in a hurry. The most annoying part of the experience was that 8 of the 10 people working the dining area were standing around talking and laughing while tables sat dirty and the... More 

Thank Steven B
Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Taco Diner is never gonna blow your socks off, but it's a great location (we were going to the movie next door) and you don't have to worry about getting a table there. The food is average, the drinks are weak and the service is just ok. Saturday's experience did nothing to alter my opinion...

Thank JimboDallas
Pune, India
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Excellent location, great team, and awesome taste. Serving portion is good and the complimentary chips and dip are great. Keep it up!

Thank SandeepMasih
Pune, India
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch on 18th Apr. Was served by Jessie. Excellent location. Excellent hostess. Excellent team front n kitchen. The guy at the bar is amusing n full of energy as one should be. I just went by the hostess' suggestion. And I thoroughly thoroughly loved it. Awesome flavour. She made sure i got some additional dips to suit my Indian... More 

Thank maaihsan23
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I tried the carne asada tacos and they were quite tasty. I loved the various salsas they had which tasted really fresh. Service was a bit slow but it was a gorgeous day in the 70s in January so it was quite busy.

Thank Nathan S
Palmer, Texas
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

While parking for this restaurant can be a challenge, the tacos are worth the challenge. Small upscale restaurant in an area crowded with choices. As a matter of fact, there is another mexican chain restaurant right across the street from this one. The inside area is small, but the service is quick and we didn't have to wait too long... More 

Thank NoCents
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257 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Skinny rita was not properly made. Bitter. Chips were fine but what's with giving a scant puddle of salsa to go with them? We had to ask for more three times, and each time it was tough to get service. Tacos arrived. Shells were stale. Inedible. We told the waiter. "I'll tell the kitchen." My wife asked for more lettuce... More 

Thank jpatter1
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Taco Diner is owned by the very popular Mi Cocina (across the street) and their food is very similar. I would highly recommend both. Especially the Mambo Taxis (or Limos)!

Thank Marisa T
Highland Village, Texas, United States
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We had to beg for service, but once we made a connection we were promptly served and given Queso as an apology. However, food was just OK. I was excited to try the Posele, but disappointed.

Thank Robyn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3699 McKinney Ave, Suite 307, Dallas, TX 75204-4550
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Oak Lawn
  • Neighborhood: Oak Lawn
  • Phone Number: 2145213669

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?