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“Charming Setting, Great Food”
Review of La Calle Doce

La Calle Doce
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Ranked #794 of 3,669 Restaurants in Dallas
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Live Oak
Reviewed August 20, 2012

When you walk up to this gorgeous restaurant, it is something so pleasant and warm with the white wrap around porch and old home feel to it. It is a pleasant surprise that the food is Mexican seafood done right. I went out to eat there with my sister on a recent visit to Dallas, it was in her old neighborhood and she had fond memories of it. The salsa is delicious, perfect spice and texture. Our waitress was very good, attentive and made sure everyone was enjoying the meal. I ordered Alma’s Special Seafood Salad which was absolutely wonderful, perfectly spiced and grilled shrimp, tilapia & catfish filets, mixed greens, tomato, jicama, cucumber, carrots, avocado slices & a tangy house dressing. The guacamole and ceviche appetizers were both delicious. Other folks in the party had different fish dishes that they also enjoyed, Three Amigos Seafood Tacos got rave reviews as well as Enchiladas Verdes. My niece finished with Pastel 3 Leches which deemed a success, my nephew had Laura’s Flan, it was also tasty. I really enjoyed the meal, it was a lovely dining experience.

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

This was a new place for us, but I doubt that we will return. The restaurant bills itself as featuring "Mexican Seafood," which it does. However, the visit was generally disappointing. The best dish was a nicely prepared and properly cooked salmon offering. Two different shrimp dishes featured small, overcooked shrimp; not bad enough to return, but not good enough to order again. Most of the dish was taken up by the side and rice. The paella was adequate, but no more. However, there was a lot of it. All of the dishes had a nice appearance.
The worst part was the noise level. There may have been quieter spots in the multi-room facility, but we could not carry on conversation.

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Had dinner on a Saturday night and the place was crowded as it should be, roaming Mariachi was both good and not overly annoying. Drinks where good and appetizers, main course of the Grilled Shrimp was good and not fishy.

It's in a busy area with a lot of other places around, would return if I'm close by in Dallas but would not go out of my way to return.

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Thank Pecos_Drifter
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Having been going here (both restaurants) since the early 80's. The Oak Cliff location is in an old house and has expanded over the years, and the Skillman location has a different vibe but the same great food.

Thank bchace
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

Great authentic Mexican food. 5 star food. Creeky floors, not a great neighborhood.

Thank RickTX28
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