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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
6.6
7.5
$20
Not-quite-inner-city tacos, ceviches, and the like in a buzzy, fun resto

Sophomore efforts are notoriously disappointing (remember Fairweather Johnson, Hootie and the Blowfish’s follow-up to Cracked Rear View? Didn’t think so). So when Urban Taco opened its second Dallas locale three years after its Mockingbird Station venue, well, ho-hum. The Mockingbird version is fine, which is to say, nothing special. The tacos (virtually the entire menu) were always good enough, if you could get beyond the sloppy service and annoying atmosphere.

Accompanying salsas are still excellent. There are plenty to choose from… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
3.0
$10
This simple, outstanding taco stand helps the Bishop Arts District keep it real

How does one tell a good street taco from one that will cause distress at some point later in the evening? A glut of vehicles pulling up to the curb or finding an empty patch of grass, a line of impatient people standing in the hot sun, a mix of Hispanics and in-the-know gringos clamoring for barbacoa or al pastor—those are good indications you’re in the right place.

Taquería El Si Hay is one of the most revered stands in all… [More]