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“Not your typical tex-mex”
Review of Veracruz Cafe

Veracruz Cafe
Ranked #157 of 3,594 Restaurants in Dallas
Price range: $1 - $35
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Miami, Florida
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not your typical tex-mex”
Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

No loud music or mariachis
A small intimate restaurant in the bishop arts district of dallas
Ask to sit in the original restaurant area so you can see how tiny the place was when it opened..
Jarochitas (Mexican egg rolls) with the huasteco sauce are a good start
Try the chicken pipian, chicken breast with a tasty pumpkin seed sauce
Or the adobo de puerco, pork with a spicy chili pepper sauce
The tamales are larger and wrapped in banana leaves so they are softer and have a different flavor from your typical Mexican tamale
The arrecheritas (fajitas) are delicious. I like the pork or steak best.
They also have some really good seafood offerings
Cactus soup is tasty as well
They make some pretty stout margaritas and mojitos too

Absolutely one of my favorite dallas restaurants

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Thank lara b
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English first
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great little place for lunch”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Love the carne asada - delicious coffee! Very attentive servers. Great place for friends, family or business meals.

Visited December 2012
Thank Review_by_Bon
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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140 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2012

A very nicely decorated Mexican restaurant, but I must say I have tasted better Mexican food in Dallas and will not be rushing back there.

Visited November 2012
Thank LaravanDyk
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Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lots of food”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I am not sure what it is i did not like but it just felt off a little. The drinks were great the food was good but it did not ring my bell.

Visited September 2012
Thank kenmeans
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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129 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great Food & Drinks”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Went with my sister and brother-in-law from out of town. They always like to check out privately owned, different restaurants. He had beer, my sis had a mango margarita, I had a passion fruit margaritas--great drinks! Chips were fabulous--crisp, not thick, not salty. Every gets your own small salsa bowl which is mild. Sis want hot so they bought her a different salsa that was HOT! The 3 of us shared the Cactus Salad of the Desert with gerilled chicken--the pieces of cactus and mango added a great taste as did the house dressing. Then we shared one of the specials--a grillled poblano pepper (not at all hot) filled with lean ground beef, potatoes, apples and topped with a pecan cream sauce with a side of refried b;lack beans and rice--this was to die for!!! Service was attentive but not intrusive from the minute we walked in until we left. Wait staff knew the menu and could describe flavors. These 2 dishes were enough for 3 people. Great service, fabulous food! We would have tried their mole but were too full.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Fran M
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