Austin-born taqueria Tacodeli finally has an opening date in Dallas: October 29. The first Dallas-area location of the beloved Austin joint is going into Sylvan Thirty, a West Dallas/North Oak Cliff mixed-use development.
The restaurant will be open daily for breakfast and lunch only, offering a menu of nearly 40 made-from-scratch tacos.
Chef Roberto Espinosa, a native of Mexico City, opened the first Tacodeli in 1999 at Barton Skyway and Spyglass in Austin. Dallas native Eric Wilkerson joined Tacodeli soon thereafter as a partner and owner. There are now five branches around Austin.
Inspired by the flavors of Mexico City, Tacodeli maintains a commitment to culinary creativity and fresh and responsibly sourced products. One of the newer partnerships is with La Nortena Tortillas, a West Dallas tortilla maker that will deliver fresh tortillas daily.
The Dallas menu is the same as the Austin locations, with more than 40 taco options. Options include the cowboy taco with beef, corn, caramelized onions, and roasted peppers; the chicken taco with chicken, Monterrey jack cheese, poblanos, and onions; and the fish taco with Gulf drum fillets, mojo-garlic sauce, guacamole, and pico de gallo. And in true Austin style, there are breakfast tacos.
The menu also features vegetarian options, salads, soups, sides, and salsas. There will be Dallas-specific specials added upon opening.
The restaurant seats 88 inside and 50 on the patio, with a design that will mesh the chain's Austin style with the design of Sylvan Thirty.