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.


The iconic, the legendary, the tasty Desperados Tacos.
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4 days ago

Desperados Mexican Restaurant

Now that the dust has settled. Now that the pace has returned to a normal chaos we would like to look back on a very special few days. In a two week time frame we've traversed a loco Cinco de Mayo, two Mother's Days including a Dallas Mavericks Catering on the 8th after their home win, a Nurse's Appreciation Week, a Teacher's Appreciation Week, a catered City of Garland Employee Appreciation luncheon of 1600, a stolen catalytic converter from a rented van full of equipment for that large catering and a stolen Desperados catering van a few days later and through it all we worked hard and kept smiling. What a family we have! We are so grateful to be surrounded by amazing people. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are so very proud to be working with the #ServingUpGratitude project! Today we got to serve the Dallas Police Department's Central Station. We hope they enjoyed lunch. ... See MoreSee Less

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In Mexico Mother's Day is celebrated on the 10th no matter what the day. So a very Happy Mother's Day once again to all of the Madres out there. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wishing all Mom's out there the happiest of days. May it be filled with love and tacos. ... See MoreSee Less

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