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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
7.2
5.0
$15
Hidden Tex-Mex gem in the rough

Escondido means “hidden” in Spanish. And it is. It’s a soulful hole, tucked into an out of the way corner near UT Southwestern Medical Center. The décor is minimal and the service brusque. But it’s definitely worthy of visitation. Not so much for the traditional Tex-Mex options (which are still good, such as the hot and gooey enchiladas with lava flows of Land O’Lakes Extra Melt, a processed cheese product often used for enchiladas in classic Tex-Mex restaurants), but for… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
7.0
$10
The best coffee in Dallas—it can even stand up to the summer heat

The Pearl Cup was among the first of the “Third Wave” coffee shops in Dallas to pull delicious, viscous, creamy shots of espresso, and remains among the best. They’re devoted to providing high quality (better than just “fair trade”) and usually locally roasted beans including two house espressos, currently by Eiland Coffee Roaster of Dallas, and Topeca from Tulsa, and a rotating guest espresso.

These are well chosen to represent a range of roasts from dark to light, and flavor profiles… [More]