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Mexicali Restaurant

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11277 E Northwest Hwy Ste 148, Dallas, TX 75238
+1 214-341-9405
11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We should have walked out when we walked in, but we gave it a chance. Service was horrible, queso had no flavor, and my flautas came out cold soaked in grease. The place needs to be closed scrubbed down, repainted, and repaired. Never again!

Thank Angatwork
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517 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The interior of this classic tex mex restaurant is rode hard and put away wet but the food is great and so cheap. Lunch specials are 5.00 and up for a full plate of food plus chips and salsa. This place is frequented by locals. It would be very easy to miss this restaurant but it is in the corner... More 

Thank tangojohnDallas
Mexico City, Mexico
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232 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Ok, it'n not fancy but they got the flavor, excellent ingredients and an amazing service by a very gently staff, and at a very friendly price, the Day combo at $4.99. If you like Tex-Mex food this is the place.

Thank brucemsn
Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

great service and plentiful with the portions. "hole in the wall" place that is consistently delicious. Been going here for 15 years! fab margaritas and very affordable neighborhood place!

Thank susan h
Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

If you like good Mexican hole-in-the wall, strip-mall, neighborhood restaurants that serve outstanding food, you owe yourself a visit to Mexicali. Our part of five had beef fajitas, chicken fajitas, chicken tacos and poblano with beef. High marks all-around. Server committed the cardinal sin of not keeping our chips basket full at all times. That is a major no-no, and... More 

Thank outandabout49
Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

This is my goto hole in the wall Tex-Mex right now. The food is consistent .. the service is good. The more I go the better it gets. Can't go wrong with the Enchilada special....

Thank James D
Rowlett, Texas, USA
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

We eat at Mexacali once a month or so. I usually have the chsse tacos and enchiladas. Both are very good. Last night, my husbznd had a huge burrito with cheese sauce. He said it was very good. I usually eat a sopapilla which are always good. The chips and hot sauce and the flour tortillas are all good. My... More 

Thank Donna F
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517 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

This is a very good value tex mex style restaurant. Long overdue for some cosmetic renovations the food is consistently very good and cheap. Lunch specials around 5.00 a plate. Not the most personable wait staff but they do a very good job. This is located in the corner of the shopping center next to Lowes. Signage is very faded.

Thank tangojohnDallas
Dallas, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

If you are looking for the real deal when it comes to Texmex done right look no further. With 100 year old family recipes that were the owners Grandmothers the food is second to none. The interior is like stepping into a Mexican cafe in a run down section in Mexico but the food and drinks and the ticket price... More 

Thank Roger J
Garland, Texas
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Have been eating here for years. Surprised it's not on Trip Advisor already. Food always great value and great Happy Hour, also. Don't be put off that it is not glamorous looking or super modern. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Hedley007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11277 E Northwest Hwy Ste 148, Dallas, TX 75238
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-341-9405

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