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Desperados Mexican Restaurant Uno

#133 of 3,015 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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4818 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206-4120
+1 214-363-1850
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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new york
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I only expected TexMex when we walked into this restaurant. But all six of us were thrilled and surprised with the magical, unusual flavors of the food. I would recommend the crab enchiladas and also the shrimp with tequila sauce. My new favorite in Dallas. We will go back again.

Thank 4Family4FunNY
Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

We keep coming back to this place! The food is consistently good, the service excellent, the décor simple and delightfully rustic, and the drinks well-prepared. Linde is partial to the nachos, which are fantastic, and Steve loves the beef offerings. The tacos albañiz were delicious today. You won't be disappointed if you stop by here!

Thank Steve S
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Neat little restaurant tucked in on Greenville Ave. Great food. Warm chips and two types of salsa! Please try their Desperado Tacos! Yum!!! I'm ready to go back

Thank jneuzil
Chicago, Illinois
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1,354 reviews
485 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Close by our hotel. Small outdoor dining area. Several small dining areas inside. Our food was delicious. Pollo San Lorenzo was great with garlic, chipotle, cilantro and olive oil - but you better like fresh garlic. Warm chips and two different salsas to start. Guacamole was excellent as well.

Thank chitownsam
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

We were told about this restaurant from friends who live in the area. This family run and owned business is one of the best Mexican restaurants I have ever been to. The recipes are authentic and a few have been passed down through their family. It is cozy and friendly. The Marguerites are made with fresh limes...delicious! Everything on the... More 

Thank Nancy C
Aurora, Colorado
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

While in Dallas for business I found this place on trip advisor and it was a 10 min walk from my hotel. I was greeted at the door and seated right away at a cozy table by the fireplace . Fresh hot chips and salsa came and after ordering and getting a very good traditional margarita ordered my food .... More 

Thank AkAndy68
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Based on the reviews here, chose to try Desperados. Busy night.....marg specials. Food was average. Service was slow to start, got a little better. You can find better.

1 Thank Gary M
Abingdon, Virginia
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

On Vacation - 2nd year here.(Texas State Fair) We had Tex Mex and a Pastel de Cuatro Leches desert. They come vanilla or chocolate, best we have ever had. We will be return if we come back this way.

Thank DavidVa1
Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Being from San Antonio, TX I take Tex-Mex very serious and Desperados is as good as any Tex-Mex in San Antonio. We walked in with a large party (good we called ahead) and were immediately seated by the friendly hosts. Chips and salsa arrived at the table almost before we all sat down. Our drink order was immediately taken and... More 

Thank deanhv
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

My wife raved about this place when she came with her mother a few weeks ago. I thought there was no way it was as good as she told me it was. Man was I wrong. We went there for lunch last week and I couldn't believe it. First of all the staff was sooooo nice. When we arrived it... More 

Thank scott t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4818 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206-4120
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-363-1850

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?