In terms of food, Dallas has a lot to offer. For fans of spicy dishes, you’ll find a great range of authentic Mexican cuisine and its Tex-Mex variations on offer throughout the city.
Barbecue is another Dallas staple, alongside steaks of all sizes. Lots of restaurants serving international cuisine from Asian to Italian can be found all over Dallas too. And where better to sip frozen margaritas than the city where this popular cocktail was first created.
The West End, as the city’s main tourist centre, offers a great selection of places to eat. Greenville Avenue in East Dallas and McKinney Street uptown are also filled with a choice of restaurants and cafés. For a more upmarket dining experience, you could check out the impressive Highland Park area. In the northern part of Dallas, it is home to many fancy eateries.
If you're looking to buy fresh ingredients, the Dallas Farmers’ Market is a great choice. One of the largest open-air markets in the US, it's held at 1010 S Pearl Expressway every day from 7am-6pm. Here a huge number of stalls sell everything including meats, fruits, vegetables, seafood and more.
The Dallas Observer is a free weekly publication, and features lots of information about the restaurants in Dallas.
2914 Main Street, Dallas, USA
This restaurant serves a large selection of Tex-Mex dishes including Mexican lasagne. Frozen margaritas also grace the menu. As well as serving food, this venue also has a bar and dance space. Latin dance lessons are held here. It’s a popular spot for Sunday brunch.
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
4537 Cole Avenue, Dallas, USA
Serving up traditional Italian dishes including various homemade pastas, Adelmo’s is a cosy restaurant located inside a two-storey house. Along with its varied menu, there’s also a comprehensive wine list.
Open Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm.
2202 Inwood Road, Dallas, USA
Serving one of Dallas’s favourite types of food, namely barbecue, Sonny’s is a favourite with locals and visitors. This small restaurant dates back to 1910. Food is only served here each day until it runs out, so closing times night not be exact. So go early to get your hands on the ribs, brisket, and much more.
Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-3pm.
415 West 12th Street, Dallas, USA
In operation for over 25 years, this Mexican restaurant serves a wide selection of Tex-Mex favourites, as well as some interesting seafood dishes.
Open Mon-Fri 11am-9.30pm, Sat 11am-10.30pm, Sun 11am-9pm.