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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
7.0
8.0
$35
This ain’t no small plate flit; it’s the real Andalusian deal.

In many Dallas restaurants, the word “tapas” is synonymous with “appetizer” or small plate. They most often serve as an excuse for chefs to fiddle around with Mexican, Asian, or other cuisines on a small scale—and they know diners rarely care about etymology.

Si Tapas is, however, a real tapas joint. Small munching plates could mean anything from almonds roasted lightly with oil and sea salt to shrimp heavy with garlic to pastries stuffed with meat. Choices include everything from Galician-style… [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]