Category Archives: Maple Ave.

Where to Eat Tacos During Craft Cocktails Texas and the Oak Cliff Film Festival

It’s a big weekend  for lovers of art and culture. When need you breather from the Oak Cliff Film Festival and Craft Cocktails Texas, recharge at some of Taco Trail’s favorite joints. Those in need of a change of pace, drop into the Filipino Fest at the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market. Market director Brandon Castillo tells me there will be a Filipino fusion taco available.

Craft Cocktails Texas
Hermanos Cruz Restaurant, 4525 Maple Ave., 214-586-6778
Up the road from the Stoneleigh Hotel, the cocktail convention’s nerve center, is one of Dallas’ great taco districts. This deserted-looking joint is sparsely decorated, but provides customers with knockout lamb barbacoa, a bit sweet, a bit gamey and 100% delectable. Continue reading

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Filed under Bachman Lake, festivals, Maple Ave., Oak Cliff

Ojeda’s Mexican Restaurant

For months, a friend had sung the praises of Ojeda’s Mexican Restaurant a Maple Avenue Tex-Mex joint in which he practically grew up (his family ate there weekly).  We knocked back beer as we sat in the back room non-taco items obscuring the booth table.

All of it was run-of-the-mill Tex-Mex. Well, almost all of it.

What my buddy “really, really” wanted me to try was “the amazing puffed tacos. They’re the bomb, dude,” he declared with much verve.  “Brilliant!” I would expect a popular dish such as the puffed tacos at a family-owned and operated Dallas institution since 1969 to be brilliant, yes, and served by a knowledgeable staff. Continue reading


Filed under Maple Ave., Oak Lawn, Tex-Mex