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Oak Cliff Institution Tejano Getting a Makeover

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Even if you've never eaten there, you've no doubt noticed the large sign announcing Tejano Restaurant when driving through the Cliff—positioned near the intersection of Davis and Beckley, the patriotically-colored blocky building is hard to miss. A neighborhood Tex-Mex staple for more than 30 years, it's currently poised to undergo a makeover to bring it into 2013 gracefully: New management, new decor, a revamped menu, and even a new name —El Corazon de Tejas ("the heart of Texas").

Teresa Gubbins reports that the reinvented restaurant will feature new design elements like a mural and a larger bar with "more seating space so that guests can sit and eat dinner there if they want"; many of the current menu items will stay intact, but the kitchen plans to try out some new things, like seafood dishes. (For a look inside Tejano as it currently stands, see this promo video on YouTube.)

Tejano will "close after lunch on January 20, and re-open the first week of February."

· Oak Cliff Tex-Mex institution Tejano set for reinvention as El Corazon de Tejas [CultureMap Dallas]

Tejano Restaurant

110 West Davis Street, Dallas, TX 75208