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Rafa's Cafe

) #318 of 3,061 Restaurants in Dallas €€ - €€€ Mexican
5617 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209-4309
+1 214-357-2080
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Mexican
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
5617 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209-4309
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Rafas has some of the best Mexican food, drinks and atmosphere in dallas. Has a side that is more kid friendly and then the adult bar side. Both great to dine. Great wine menu too!!

Thank markymark14
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This place has been around for decades for one single reason, its outstanding. It's not overpriced, it's always fresh and full with people. Incredible salsa, fresh baked chips, outstanding margaritas. Try the carne asada - it's a classic. The way Tex MEX should be, reasonably...More

Thank Flyby0161
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Rafa's is the best overall Mexican restaurant in Dallas. Been going here for 20 years and the food and service is always good. Never had a bad meal. The chef has been with the owner for over 35 years. For you out of towners, Rafa's...More

Thank tom w
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and excellent food. I had a delicious taco and chicken enchilida. My brother in law loved his beef fajita tacos. Really loaded with meat. Our wives both loved their dinners.

Thank Glenn D
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

What a great restaurant. Don't be misled by it being in a little strip center. It's beautiful inside! The service is excellent! Great salsa and chips with on the spot refills all the way through our meal. The food was excellent. Really nice portions! They're...More

Thank Jartmiller
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Rafa's is a great no-frills, family friendly, authentic tex-mex experience. Service is great and food usually comes out fast. Gotta try the spicy queso and cheese enchiladas. My favorite anywhere. Parking can be hard to find so be sure to read about towing.

Thank michael9988
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We love this little gem of a restaurant. The Hostesses and wait staff know us by name we come here so often! Perfect place to take our grandson when we have him as well. Love it!!!

Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 22 October 2016

told about Rafa's by a colleague who hadnt been there is some times..... but we weren't disappointed. my husband refuses to eat TexMex in our home state of NC... but thoroughly enjoys it when in Texas and Arizona. Since we don't get it much we...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I love this place! All entrees are wonderful. Love the Taco Soup. An order of the pico de gallo is a great shared appetizer. Really good ice tea. I eat here monthly if not more often.

Thank GorillaGirl45
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Great Quesadillas. Friendly wait staff. Fun paper tablecloths you can color. Parking can be iffy because of other things in their shopping center. Look for coupons in the mail.

Thank DRCBookLady
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Nika W
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Response from Glenn D | Reviewed this property |
No, they have been in business for decades. El Chico is a completely different kind of restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5617 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209-4309
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-357-2080
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