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Desperados Mexican Restaurant Uno

#159 of 2,980 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
Closed now
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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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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Desperadoes is a local favorite with fantastic menu options and classic Mexican dishes. I had the chicken fajitas which came sizzling hot with peppers and onions, avocado, lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream and fresh flour tortillas for wrapping it all up. The side of bean soup was delicious and well seasoned and a nice chance from the typical beans... More 

Thank Rachel T
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good authentic Mexican food went there with 12 people and had a very nice time. Service was quick and waitress was wonderful and pleasing. Will go agian.

Thank Gary S
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This place was absolutely amazing. We went there because we were part of a Christmas Lights Tour group. We had the tacos and queso, they were great. Would definitely go back!!!

Thank 20Coach
Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We have been going to Desperados for several years and always love the food, the service, and the atmosphere. We have our favorites: taco fajita salad with beef fajitas for me and the beef fajitas for my husband. Both are a full meal and we never go away hungry.

Thank judybrown100
Longueuil, Canada
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132 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We went to that very typical Tex-Mex restaurant to have a late lunch. First, the decor was very beautiful and we loved the ambiance. We appreciated the food a lot and also the margaritas. About the service: it was made with a smile and very efficient. The price was also very friendly. We couln't ask for more!

Thank Sylvie F
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This was the second visit in a row that the food hasn't been as good but the real issue this time was the service. When we arrived, there was no one waiting for a table. We had a party of five and were told there would be a 30 to 35 minute wait, which we thought was weird since their... More 

Sugar Land, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great margaritas, the Desperado Tacos are the reason we go whenever we are in Dallas. It’s easy to get to, excellent service, a solid choice for decent Mexican food.

Thank nightstalker007
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you want a taste of honest to goodness TexMex give Desperado’s a try. All the dishes are good but they excel at the central Mexican specialties (found on the far right on the menu) like Steak Argentina, Steak Yucateco, Chicken Itza, and Crabmeat Enchiladas. If you like a tart margarita, try The Traditional with fresh squeezed line juice for... More 

Thank Kathryn P
Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I was surprised to learn that Desperados is 40 years old. I passed by it countless times in the 40+ years I lived in Dallas, but never visited. I moved out of state, but on a recent visit to Dallas ate lunch there following a visit to the nearby Bush Presidential Library. Had their signature margarita and chicken tacos. The... More 

Thank CruiseProTom
Dallas, Texas
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We eat here quite a bit, and it has always been good quality Tex-Mex food. I came here in 1979 with a good friend who lives in Lubbock. This was the place everyone had recommended to her for us to go. My friend and I loved it, as did our husbands. Everyone is very nice, and the food is consistent.... More 

Thank 978dana

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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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?