Restaurants in South Dallas

$12.75 for $20 Worth of Cajun and Creole Food at Alligator Cafe

Alligator Cafe

Deep Ellum

$20 $12.75

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Cajun and creole classics such as fried alligator tail with hush puppies, housemade chicken-and-sausage gumbo, and crawfish étouffée

Cooking Demo and Four-Course Dinner for One, Two, or Four at The Lockedoor Social Dining (38% Off)

The Lockedoor Social Dining

Dallas

$80 $50

Watch as chef Billy Brown cooks his signature dishes, then enjoy a special meal that encourages social interaction with neighbors

Pub Food for Lunch or Dinner at Lee Harvey's (Up to 40% Off)

Lee Harvey's

Dallas

$20 $12

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Tacos, burgers, panini sandwiches, and award-winning onion rings fill an ever-changing menu at a beloved bar with an outdoor picnic area

Thai Dinner with Appetizers and Soft Drinks for Two or Four at Bangkok Inn (51% Off)

Bangkok Inn

Lowest Greenville

$30.85 $15

BYOB eatery dishes out green curry, dunken noodles, basil fried rice, beef oyster sauce stir-fry, and spicy seafood with thai eggplant

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Edison's

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Pizzeria Food for Dine-In or Carryout at Greenville Avenue Pizza Company (Up to 50% Off)

Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

Lowest Greenville

$30 $15

Pizza by the slice or whole pies, orange-chipotle wings, calzones, and meatball subs make delicious lunch or dinner

$25 for $50 Worth of Savory and Sweet Fondue at Simply Fondue

Simply Fondue

Lowest Greenville

$50 $25

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Five cheese fondues coat meat and veggies, and 15 types of flambéed chocolate lure fruits, cheesecake, and other sugary morsels

Sandwiches and Salads from the Regular or Catering Menu at Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Ideal for parties, award-winning subs pack fresh ingredients such as coleslaw and roast beef, buried beneath hot or sweet peppers

$12 for $20 Worth of Barbecue and Comfort Food at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse. 7 Locations Available.

Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Zagat-rated, Texas-style barbecue joint where brisket, pork ribs & onion rings keep connoisseurs coming back to all seven locations

$13 for a Sub Meal with Chips and Drinks for Two at Quiznos (Up to $21.14 Value)

Quiznos Subs

Downtown Dallas

$21.14 $13

Meats, cheeses, and vegetables piled on sandwiches crisp and melt when toasted in an oven or on a grill

Two or Four Starters, Sliders, or Shared Plates at J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge (44% Off)

J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge

Dallas Knox/Henderson

$27 $15

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Eatery dishes out starters such as pigs in a blanket and wings; sliders with beef or pulled pork; or plates of crab cakes and steak frites

$8 for $15 Worth of American Food at BoomerJack's Grill & Bar

BoomerJack's Grill & Bar

Multiple Locations

$15 $8

Cheesy pub-style fries, Cajun-seasoned catfish, sizzling, homemade half-pound burgers with fresh-cut fries, and other hearty dishes

Local American Cuisine for Two or Four at Pyramid Restaurant & Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Pyramid Restaurant & Bar

Downtown Dallas

$130 $69

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Leigh Mills creates dishes such as Kaffir & Chili Crusted Ostrich using locally sourced ingredients and herbs grown in a rooftop garden

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery and T-shirts for Two Through November 29 (Up to 43% Off)

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery

Crowne Plaza

$173.90 $99

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Guests dig into appetizers and three-course meal while trying to solve interactive murder mystery, where actors blend in among diners

Mediterranean Food at Cafe Izmir (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Cafe Izmir

Glencoe Park

$20 $11

Chefs prepare authentic Mediterranean fare such as hummus, grilled lamb chops & grilled quail, served family style on shareable plates

Thai Food at Naga Thai Kitchen (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Naga Thai Kitchen

Victory Park

$30 $17

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Creative contemporary dishes such as seared salmon in red curry served in dramatically decorated orange interior; free parking for two hours

Japanese Lunch or Dinner for Two or More at Hypnotic Sushi (50% Off)

Hypnotic Sushi

Oak Lawn

$40 $20

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Bento boxes brimming with salmon teriyaki, plates of ton-katsu curry rice, and colorful maki

Dinner or Lunch for Two or Four at Lolita's (54% Off)

Lolita's

Oak Lawn

$45.97 $21

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Dig in to authentic Mexican dishes like carne asada or chicken street tacos, along with appetizers such as fresh guacamole, made table-side

Cajun and Creole Food at The Alligator Cafe (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

The Alligator Cafe

Dallas

$20 $11

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Chef Ivan Pugh prepares New Orleans–style entrees such as fried oysters, crawfish étouffée, and jambalaya with alligator and chicken

$11 for $20 Worth of Homestyle Comfort Food at Mama's Daughters' Diner. Three Locations Available.

Mama's Daughters' Diner

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Dine on classic homestyle dishes in a choice of three locations: Dallas, Plano, and Irving

$12 for $20 Worth of Barbecue at Peggy Sue BBQ

Peggy Sue BBQ

University Park

$20 $12

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Plates of marbled brisket, dry-rubbed ribs, and juicy poultry rarely run out for guests who flock to this causal, '50s-style barbecue joint

$12 for Sandwiches, Soups, and Drinks at Short Stop Food To Go ($23 Value). Two Options Available.

Short Stop Food To Go

Multiple Locations

$23 $12

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Pair sandwiches such as roast beef or tuna salad with soups from a rotating selection and wash it all down with soft drinks

$12 for $20 Worth of Barbecue at Big Al’s Smokehouse BBQ

Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ

Northwest Dallas

$20 $12

Meats simmered and smoked in accordance with secret recipes flanked by fried okra, beans, and coleslaw.

Tex-Mex Lunch or Dinner for Two at Chiladas (Up to 40% Off)

Chiladas

University Park

$20 $12

Tacos, enchiladas, and quesadillas made with farm-fresh onions, tomatoes, and avocados

Krispy Krunchy Fried Chicken at Foodplus (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Foodplus

Dallas

$6 $3

Pop in to neighborhood store for some Krispy Krunchy fried chicken or a family combo with 12 pieces of chicken, 6 Cajun tenders, and sides

Thai Cuisine at Bangkok Dee Thai Cuisine (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Bangkok Dee Thai Cuisine

Dallas

$20 $10

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Chefs prepare classic Thai dishes such as pad thai, fried rice, curry puffs, and mango sticky rice

Barbecue Meal with Veggies and Dessert, or Choice of Four Sandwiches at Barbeque Tavern (Up to 44% Off)

Barbeque Tavern

Mesquite

$52 $29

Slow-cooked meats served by the pound or stacked onto sandwiches

Ethiopian Cuisine at Desta Ethiopian Restaurant (Up to 57% Off). Three Options Available.

Desta Ethiopian Restaurant

Dallas

$30 $15

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Served amid contemporary, friendly atmosphere, specialties include extralean minced-beef kitfo prepared raw or slightly cooked and doro wot

$129 for a 3-Course Prix Fixe Gourmet Dinner and a Scenic Flight for 2 at Delta Charlie’s ($275 Value)

Delta Charlie's

Dallas Executive Airport

$275 $129

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Salad; entrees of chicken, rib eye, tilapia, or pasta; and cake or sundaes precede a private skyline tour in a four-seater plane

$10 for $20 Worth of Greek Food for Dinner at Stratos Greek Taverna

Stratos Greek Taverna

Northwest Dallas

$20 $10

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Homemade Greek dishes such as moussaka and souvlaki at an eatery that features Greek & belly dancers and a roof top patio

$30 or $40 Worth of Mexican Food at Cesar Taqueria (50% Off)

Cesar Taqueria

Dallas

$15 $7.50

Diners enjoy staple Mexican dishes such as tacos, enchiladas, and tortas at a restaurant with a sports bar and karaoke stage

Dine-In or Take-Out Wings at Wild Over Wings (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Wild Over Wings

Garland

$20 $12

Spicy and mild wings arrive in baskets in one of 13 flavors, sided with cookies and cold beer

$12 for $20 Worth of Jamaican Food for Two at Reggae Wings & Tings

Reggae Wings & Tings

Garland

$20 $12

Jerk chicken and curry goat, fried plantains, and several types wings (jerk and lemon pepper) encompass Jamaican food

American Cuisine and Drinks for Two or Four at Front Yard (Up to 50% Off)

Front Yard

Farmers Branch

$50 $25

Inside Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria, diners feast on American classics such as rib-eye steaks and burgers

Fine Dining for Two or Four at Le Meridien Restaurant (50% Off)

Le Meridien Restaurant

Dallas

$50 $26

Globally inspired cuisine ranges from comforting southern fried chicken wings to upscale ahi tuna au poivre

Hibachi Cuisine and Sushi for Two at Hibashi Teppan Grill & Sushi Bar (Up to 40% Off)

Hibashi Teppan Grill & Sushi Bar

Broadstone Galleria

$20 $12

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Fresh sushi rolls, Korean short ribs, and hibachi seafood and steaks prepared tableside

American Food at Rocky's Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Rocky's Bar & Grill

Richardson

$20 $12

Laid-back eatery filled with TVs, pool tables, and weekly events dishes out burgers, wings, and chicken tacos

Italian Food for Lunch or Dinner at Siciliano's A Taste of Italy (Up to 50% Off)

Siciliano's A Taste of Italy

Garland

$20 $12

Southern Italian cuisine such as baked ziti and hand-tossed pizzas with complimentary garlic rolls

$12 for $20 Worth of Cakes, Baked Goods, and Sandwiches at The Lovin' Oven Bakery

The Lovin' Oven Bakery

Lancaster Historic Neighborhood District

$20 $12

Old-fashioned bakery whips up chocolate-mousse torte, Snickers pie, and gooey chocolate-chip cookies

$12 for $20 Worth of Southwest-Style Seafood, Steak, and Sandwiches for Two at The Wild Turkey

The Wild Turkey

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Seafood, steak, and sandwiches with southwestern twist, including seafood combo fajitas and home cooking

Thai Food for Two at Tom Yum Thai Restaurant (Up to 38% Off). Two Options Available.

Tom Yum Thai Restaurant

East Park Village

$16 $10

Thai fried rice dotted with egg and garlic, shrimp or tofu tom yum soup, and panang coconut curry

$10 for $20 Worth of Mediterranean Dinner Sunday–Thursday or Friday and Saturday at Fadi's Mediterranean Grill

Fadi's Mediterranean Grill

Pepper Square Shopping Center

$20 $10

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Award-winning vegetable dishes, creamy hummus, and sizzling skewers of lamb, chicken, and beef served cafeteria-style

Summer Catering Package for 10 or 20 from Low Country Quisine (Up to 50% Off)

Low Country Quisine

Parkside Center - North Dallas

$225 $125

Handcrafted cupcakes or slices of layer cake cap off gourmet meals that incorporate fresh, seasonal ingredients

Brazilian Steakhouse Dinner for Two or Four at Blue Charcoal (47% Off)

Blue Charcoal

Northrich

$72.90 $39

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Gauchos wander around tables carrying skewered meats, including picanha and bacon-wrapped chicken, which they carve directly onto plates

$10 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Mercado Juarez Cafe

Mercado Juarez Cafe

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Fajitas, enchiladas, and authentic Mexican specialties served with freshly made flour tortillas and homemade salsas

$10 for $20 Worth of Cigars or Upscale Bar Fare at Elite Cigar Cafe

Elite Cigar Cafe

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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More than 1,000 cigars fill a walk-in humidor alongside a café serving southwestern dishes

Chinese Dinner for Two or Four at May Dragon (45% Off)

May Dragon

Addison

$44 $24

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Restaurateur and former mayor Joe Chow warmly welcomes guests with stir-fried shrimp, sesame chicken, and lettuce wraps

$12 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill

Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Sports bar dishes out pub food such as spicy chicken wings, quesadillas, and nachos amongst a huge patio, pool, and darts

$12 for $24 Worth of Mediterranean Food at SanabelS

SanabelS

Addison

$24 $12

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Mediterranean cuisine with live performances from belly dancers on weekends

Indian Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Bawarchi Signature (40% Off)

Bawarchi Signature

Addison

$20 $12

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Chicken, goat, or vegetable biryani, deep-fried shrimp, and other North and South Indian delicacies

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Nuevo Leon Mex Mex Restaurant

Nuevo Leon Mex Mex Restaurant

Farmers Branch Shopping Center

$20 $12

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At a Texas Monthly top Mexican restaurant, chefs make beef tips in mole-plantain sauce and young goat wrapped in banana leaves

Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Tacos or Combo Platters and Soft Drinks at Tacos Y Mas (45% Off)

Tacos Y Mas

Richardson

$21.96 $12

Chefs craft Mexican street-food classics, including traditional tacos with beef and shrimp and sprawling combo platters

All-You-Can-Eat Brazilian Churrasco Dinner or Lunch at Villa's Grill (Up to 38% Off)

Villa's Grill

Multiple Locations

$40 $25

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Waiters deliver cuts of just-grilled meats such as parmesan-crusted pork and bacon-wrapped filet mignon to your table; includes side buffet

$15 for $30 Worth of Fast, Casual Italian Food at Arezzo Italian Street Food

Arezzo Italian Street Food

Addison

$30 $15

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Fast, casual Italian food made using from-scratch dressings, wood-fired meats, and stone-baked breads

Pub Food for Dine-In or Carryout at The Hub Sports Bar and Grill (40% Off)

The hub sports bar & grill

Addison

$20 $12

Twenty-eight HD televisions and eight HD projection screens offer zoomed-in views of sports as burgers and tacos grace tables

$16 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Thai Cuisine at SaWaDiKa Thai Zone ($30 Value)

SaWaDiKa Thai Zone

Richardson

$15 $8

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Red, green, and yellow curries, eight noodle dishes, and stir-fried beef marinated in lemongrass and served atop steamed jasmine rice

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Indian Dinner for Dine-In or Takeout at Flavors Indian Restaurant

Flavors Indian Restaurant

Addison

$10 $5

This family-run restaurant turns out tasty, traditional Indian cuisine, from lamb vindaloo to chicken tikka masala

Mexican Food for Two During Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner at Danals Mexican Restaurant (40% Off)

Danals Mexican Restaurant

Irving

$15 $9

Chefs create Mexican staples, such as shrimp stuffed with white cheese and jalapeños, or beef sirloin steak seasoned with cilantro

Dinner for Two or Four at Al-Amir Lebanese Restaurant and Club (Up to 42% Off)

Al-Amir Lebanese Restaurant and Club

Plaza At The Quorum

$30 $18

On select evenings, belly dancers liven up the room with their choreography as diners share tabbouli, skewers, and hookahs

$11 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food from Dough Bro's Italian Kitchen

Dough Bro's Italian Kitchen

Dallas

$20 $11

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Pizzas and calzones customized with local produce, six cheeses, and an assortment of sauces, plus catered meals with pasta and cheese sticks

Two or Four Pulled-Pork Sandwiches at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (Up to 52% Off)

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Multiple Locations

$10.50 $5

Slow-smoked pork fills hearty sandwiches at family-owned eatery that concludes each meal with complimentary ice cream

Up to 53% Off Pizza — Rosati's; Valid Monday, Tuesday 11 AM - 3 PM

Rosati's

Garland

$15 $7

Tongues marvel at Chicago-style deep-dish pies laden with mozzarella & chunky tomatoes while thin pies bake to crispy perfection

Pan-Asian Dinner Food at Piman Asian Bistro (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Piman Asian Bistro

Las Colinas

$25 $13

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Diners chow down on a variety of Asian dishes, such as drunken noodles, orange chicken, and salmon teriyaki

$12 for $20 Worth of Wings, Burgers, and Beer at Pete's Burgers, Wings & Drinks

Pete's Burgers, Wings & Drinks

Garland

$20 $12

Wings coated in roasted-garlic or lemon-pepper seasonings or sauces such as sweet chili, plus burgers topped with bolognese sauce and beer

$18 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine for Two or More at Geisha Steak and Sushi Restaurant

Geisha Steak & Sushi

Far North Dallas

$30 $18

Innovative sushi creations, such as lobster rolls with yamagobo or Queen rolls with snow crab and asparagus, mingle with hibachi entrees

Indian Dinner for 2 or 4 or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Indian Food at Nandhini (Up to 50% Off)

Nandhini

Plano

$22 $13

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Diners devour tandoori meats and curries in an upscale dining room with saffron walls adorned with twisted tree branches and soft red carpet

Colombian Food at Casa Vieja Restaurant (43% Off)

Casa Vieja Restaurant

Southwest Carrollton

$30 $17

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Traditional Colombian empanadas and steak dishes served in a casual space that hosts live music and dancing on Saturday nights

Breakfast Buffet for Two or Four, or $12 for $20 Worth of Burgers at Hav-R Charburger

Hav-R Charburger

Clark Road

$15.56 $8

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More than 10 char-grilled burgers sate appetites, and breakfast buffets keep hunger at bay

Brazilian Steak-House Dinner for Two or Four at Rodizio Grill Las Colinas (Up to 37% Off)

Rodizio Grill Las Colinas

Las Colinas

$93.98 $59

Enjoy more than 16 cuts of rotisserie meat, appetizers, and salad, paired with drinks and dessert

$59 for a Brazilian Steakhouse Dinner for Two on Sunday–Thursday at Rafain ($93.98 Value)

Rafain

Multiple Locations

$93.98 $59

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Servers slice a choice of 16 meats direct from skewers onto plates at churrascaria owned by family with Brazilian roots

Italian for Lunch or Dinner at Apollonia's Italian Kitchen (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Apollonia's Italian Kitchen

Richardson

$20 $12

Running this Italian restaurant is a family affair, from the recipes passed down through generations to the management itself

Three-Course Brazilian Steak House Dinner for Two at Vila Brazil (Up to 44% Off)

Vila Brazil

Hillcrest Oaks

$55.78 $31

Guests dig into succulent servings of grilled meat—cut off tableside by roving waiters—before piling plates high at salad and dessert bars

$12 for $20 Worth of Pan-Indian Dinner Cuisine at Vindu Indian Cuisine

Vindu Indian Cuisine

North Dallas

$20 $12

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Clay-fired tandoori entrees, dosas from South India, and entrees of chicken, vegetables, or lamb

$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food at Palio's Pizza Cafe

Palio's Pizza Cafe

Palio's Pizza Cafe Las Colinas

$20 $12

Variety of Italian dishes, including pizzas built from made-from-scratch dough, all-natural sauces, and fresh produce from local farms

$43 for a Brazilian Steakhouse Dinner for Two at Brazilian Cowboy (Up to $73.60 Value)

Brazilian Cowboy

Plano

$73.60 $43

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Two Brazilian dinners with unlimited grilled meats and visits to the salad and hot-buffet bar, plus dessert and soft drinks or coffee

Afternoon Tea in Three Tiers for Two, Four, or Six at Into My Garden Tearoom (46% Off)

Into My Garden Tearoom

Downtown Plano

$37 $20

Friends relax with cups of tea and nibble on savory tea sandwiches, sweet tea breads, English scones, and pastries served on fine china

$8 for $15 Worth of Philly Cheesesteaks at Texadelphia

Texadelphia

Las Colinas

$15 $8

Texas–influenced philly cheesesteaks made with 100% Angus beef or chicken and topped with a signature mustard sauce or queso

Asian Cuisine at Yu's Asian Diner (Up to 48% Off)

Yu's Asian Diner

Plano

$15 $7.75

A menu with more than 20 signature dishes—including plenty of spicy creations—is available during both lunch and dinner hours

Up to 50% Off Tex-Mex — Don Juan's; Valid Monday, Tuesday 11 AM - 8 PM

Don Juan's

Downtown Grand Prairie

$10 $5

Chefs cobble together fresh meat & beans to build enchiladas with chili & chips, taco burger, or bean & meat chalupa

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As far as fires go, it could have been much worse—the May 2012 blaze that sparked suddenly in Kalachandji’s kitchen was put out by firefighters, and no one was injured. However, the kitchen was destroyed, and smoke damaged the rest of the building. In the days that followed, the community was left to wonder if and when the beloved space would return to its former opulence. Kalachandji’s has been part of the neighborhood for more than 30 years, billing itself as Dallas’s oldest continuously operating vegetarian restaurant. As part of the local Hare Krishna temple, it bore a majestic charm that was somehow different from even the city’s most elegant dining establishments and treehouses. With devotion and patience, the temple members were able to reopen their restaurant in early 2013; the Dallas Observer celebrated their efforts, writing that “we're relieved to see the restaurant open and unscathed.” Inside, as before, there is a different stained-glass window in each booth, bathing shiny espresso tabletops with colorful swatches of light. A wide stone stairway leads out to the patio, where dark, swirled pillars support yellow archways that seem to glow in the light of hanging lanterns. In the center, a large tree draped with white twinkle lights stretches up to the open ceiling, hinting at the stars sparkling above its branches. Even the kitchen is a sight to behold—here, women wrapped in saris and men with the traditional yellow line painted down their foreheads prepare whatever meat-free dishes suit the staff's whims that day. The mainly Indian buffet has some permanent fixtures—vegetable curry, dal (a bean soup), and rice pudding—but a different international entree appears every day, sating appetites with lasagna one day and enchiladas the next. Many dishes are prepared using Ayurvedic techniques that, like the most respected gossip blogs, date back nearly 5,000 years, though some recipes are updated to accommodate vegan and gluten-free diets. Kalachandji’s is popular enough to offer cooking classes that teach people how to prepare the food served in the restaurant. But there’s something about being in the restaurant itself: as the Observer noted when they named it 2012’s Best Vegetarian Food, Kalachandji’s "finds its way onto our list year after year. … But we’ll never tire of sitting in their beautiful garden patio, eating dal and vegetable curry and drinking tamarind tea.”

5430 Gurley Ave
Dallas,
TX
US

Whether stuffing cornhusks with hand-ground maize or hosting holiday meals for the hungry, the Moreno family radiates the spirit of giving, earning kudos from the Dallas Observer and the East Dallas community. Since 1984, the clan has welcomed visitors to La Popular with warmth, hospitality, and their lauded tamales. Made without lard or gluten, each leaf-wrapped tamale brims with hearty fillings such as pork, chicken breast, ground chuck, and spiced pinto beans. The Morenos gather many ingredients from the Dallas Famers Market, where they also prepare savory bites for passersby. On weekends, the flagship location serves Mexican classics such as slow-roasted barbacoa beef, fried pork feet, and carnitas as tender as a love poem's first kiss.

5004 Columbia Ave
Dallas,
TX
US

Brought to Dallas by the same owners as La Popular Tamale House, Peak & Elm Cocina Y Bar offers fresh, authentic Mexican fare made from locally sourced ingredients. The casual BYOB eatery is situated, naturally, at the corner of Peak and Elm, and represents what Thrillist?s Aaron Miller calls ?an homage to old East Dallas.? The writer notes the bar's collection of local artwork, wooden fixtures straight from area houses, and knob-adorned bar as proof to his claim. Old Dallas or not, Peak & Elm?s food is a twist on classic Mexican cuisine, thanks to items such as tamale pies, fresh ceviche, and tacos tapatios?taquitos filled with Prime beef and served with sides of pickled cabbage-and-carrot slaw.

132 North Peak Street
Dallas,
TX
US

Though its simple brick exterior says Dallas, the inside of Murray Street Coffee Shops screams European chic. Classic Scandinavian furniture lines the bi-level space, enriching the slate and cream-colored walls with pops of color from orange upholstery, chartreuse plastic, and glowing paper lanterns. On the first floor, baristas transform artisanal beans from local, national, and international sources into what they call “haute” espresso drinks; this never includes the frozen blender concoctions common at big-name chains. After ordering, guests can ascend to the second story via one of two stairwells, each leading to a different side of the bright and sunny upper level. Hip, but never overbearing, music inundates this space most days. However, on Thursday evenings a phenomenon known as Thursday Night Groove takes place, during which a live DJ spins experimental post-rock and deep reggae while onlookers sip coffee or tea.

103 Murray St
Dallas,
TX
US

Beams of sunlight filter in through the lush vegetation that surrounds Garden Cafe?s outdoor patio and garden. Such a setting seems almost designed to inspire poetry, and it?s hardly a coincidence that the caf? hosts a regular poetry dinner that pairs a five-course meal with open-mic poetry readings.

If poetry isn?t your thing, Garden Cafe still has you covered with an all-day breakfast and lunch served out on the patio. Popular menu items include house salads, sandwiches, and omelets made with organic and free-range eggs. Though the options are varied, the chefs don?t skimp on any of them. One case in point is the french toast, which is covered in real, organic Vermont syrup and topped with a miniature beret.

5310 Junius St
Dallas,
TX
US

Our Tacos are very large and very scrumptious. Be sure and ask for extra napkins, you'll need them...

3014 Main St
Dallas,
TX
US