The amount of excellent food available in Dallas is dizzying, yet mediocre meals somehow keep worming their way into our lives. With your Eater Dallas editor dining out frequently, that means coming across lots of standout dishes and drinks that need to be shared.
Revolver Taco Lounge
When it’s cold out is a pretty good time to hit Deep Ellum on the weekend. Numerous trips in January and February, both for work and concerts, have shown me only one packed-out weekend in the neighborhood. Before spring weather emboldens the crowds yet again is a great time to head to Revolver Taco Lounge. We walked in on a Friday night and had no problem grabbing a pair of counter seats.
We shared the queso fundido, served in a tiny skillet with tortillas. Tacos stuffed with flank steak, carne asada, squash, octopus, beef tongue, and a pair of trusty, classic margaritas were consumed.
Keep the New York, Chicago, and Neapolitan-style pizzas — make it Detroit. Thunderbird Pies makes irresistible pies with a cheese-coated, crispy crust in the deep dish Detroit style. It’s like biting into the most delicious pillow ever, but with pepperoni and cheese so perfectly browned and savory that one may find it impossible to return to any other style of pizza. The sharp flavors of the Santorini salad pair nicely with the Connie — double pepperoni cups, basil, and glorious cheese.
Casa Rosa Restaurante
A visit to this Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurant on the West side felt like stepping into an under appreciated gem during a weekend brunch visit. The server recommended a handful of dishes, and the lunch-sized steak fajitas were on the list. The meat was soft and flavorful, with all the expected sides. And a note of appreciation for the service, which included a personal-sized carafe of salsa, so we could refill to our hearts’ content for dipping and spreading.