Welcome to desperados
We have been serving our authentic family traditions for over 45 years.
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TRENDS ARE NICE BUT TRADITIONS ARE BETTER and we have been proudly serving our family traditions for 45 years.  It’s that family touch that makes all of the difference.  You will taste it in our food that is made from scratch every day.  We offer specialties that reflect the culinary diversity of Mexico and our dishes simply aren’t found in other Mexican Restaurants.

Many of our original menu entrees are still available for those who prefer something nostalgic such as our famous Chile Relleno, Mama’s delicious Tortilla Soup and award-winning Guacamole.  However, it is our slight twist on the traditional that has helped garner our legendary status.  The Desperados Tacos, for example, have achieved world wide acclaim and have become our signature while not being one of the most authentic items on our menu.  The fusions of old and new nicely complement each other and create a variety sure to satisfy the tastes of the entire family. As a matter of fact, we are at it again with the development of some gluten free and vegetarian selections, all with a Desperados touch.

These efforts are substantiated by some of our accolades including Best Tex-Mex and Best Mexican Restaurant in Dallas, runner up Best Tex-Mex Restaurant in Texas and USA Today even listed us as one of the most authentic Mexican Restaurants in America.  One cannot live on food alone and we are very proud of our five-time Best of Dallas award winning La Margartia.  This heavenly elixir was even bestowed “Best of the Best” by D Magazine.

Ever since we opened back in 1976, Desperados has always considered itself a different Mexican experience and we are proud to say that most people agree.  We invite you to come in and enjoy this delicious Dallas original.  You can only find us at two locations; in the heart of Dallas on historic Greenville Ave. and in the Garland/Richardson area on Campbell Rd.

We like to say that we are not Fancy- we are Family (…well we can be a little fancy).


*****     ONLINE GIFT CARDS     *****

Many of our friends have been asking if they could purchase Gift Cards online to help out during these difficult times and in response we have created this portal to purchase $25 cards.  Once the order is processed we will mail out the Gift Card(s) to you or that special someone.  We really appreciate all of the support we have already received and we are looking forward to getting back to normal.

Click here to purchase a $25 Gift Card.


For the THIRD year in a row, LGC Plumbing is the Title Sponsor for Desperados 8th Annual Golf Tournament, benefiting Assist the Officer Foundation. LGC Plumbing is a local, family owned and operated company. Not only are they the Title Sponsor, they also sponsored First Responders to play in the tournament. Thank you Lance and Sharon Carlson and the entire LGC Plumbing family for you support!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wishing a very Happy Birthday to this guy. If you know him, he's probably offered you a shot of tequila. Cheers to you Jake from all of us on your big day!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Muchas gracias to the UT Southwestern Medical Center for these super kind words about our food and catering staff. We really love it when people love what we do enough to send us fabuloso feedback. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are excited to be a part of this event tonight. We are also very honored to recieve the Palatte to Palate Diamond Anniversary Flame Keeper Award for our 10 years of support, sponsorship and devotion to Love For Kids ... See MoreSee Less

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Feliz Dieciséis de Septiembre!
Today is Mexico's Independence Day and we are celebrating with tacos!
Tacos Arrieros are 3 open-faced corn tortillas topped with beans, beef fajita and chorizo. These tacos are served with an authentic sauce, marinated cabbage, rice and bean soup. Served today and tomorrow, we hope you can join us.
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