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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.

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Both locations have delightful private banquet facilities available for rehearsal dinners, birthday celebrations, wedding receptions, and the like.

Desperados provides the ideal setting for your friends to celebrate life's joyous occasions and best of all we do all the cooking and cleaning!


What Bring Us Here

Desperados Mexican Restaurant has been serving Dallas area residents real dishes from the heart of Mexico and traditional Tex-Mex favorites for more than 40 years. Desperados’ landmark status has been achieved through the determination and vision of Jorge Levy who, along with two partners, opened the doors to the now historic Greenville Avenue location in 1976.


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Faces of Diversity Award

- The Faces of Diversity Award was created by the National Restaurant Association to raise awareness about the important role restaurants play in providing opportunities to those trying to realize their American Dream. In 2012 this award was bestowed to our founder Jorge Levy in recognition of his American Dream. We consider this to be a great honor, and we could not be more proud of Jorge.

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Destination Dallas

A few of our accolades:

2021 Best Mexican Restaurant - Dallas Morning News Best In DFW
2021 Top 3 Mexican Restaurants in Garland - ThreeBestRated
2020 10 of the Prettiest Dallas Dining Experiences of 2020 - The Dallas Observer
2019 Top 10 Authentic Mexican Food - Visit Dallas
2018 An Original Stop on the Margarita Mile - Visit Dallas
2018 Represented Dallas at the NFL Draft Experience - National Football League
2017 One of the Most Authentic Mexican Restaurants Across America - USA Today
2017 Top 3 Tex-Mex Restaurants in Dallas - Three Best Rated
2016 The Very Best Tex-Mex in Dallas - The Culture Trip
2016 14 Restaurants in Texas to get Mexican Food that will Blow your Mind - Only In Your State
2016 Article “Dallas: More Than Dumb Ole Cowboys” - The Guardian (United Kingdom)
2015 2nd Best Tex Mex Restaurant in Texas - NPR Radio
2015 Best Mexican Restaurant in Dallas - The A List City Voter
2014 The 11 Best Tex-Mex Restaurants in DFW - The Thrill List
2014 Article “The Craziest Fried Foods at the Texas State Fair” - People Magazine
2014 Contestant on “Deep Fried Masters” - Destination America
2013 Dallas’ Best Margarita Crawl - The Thrill List
2012 Faces of Diversity Award (Jorge Levy) - The National Restaurant Association
2012 Best Mexican Food in Dallas - DFW CBS Local
2011 Official Caterers to the Maverick’s World Championship Parade
2011 Top 5 Fajita Platters in Dallas - Haute Living
2011 Article “The Great American Bar Search” - Maxim Magazine
2011 Official Caterers to Superbowl XLV - National Football League
2010 Top Five Tacos of the Year - Dallas Observer
2010 Best Tacos in Dallas - Guide
2008 Best in DFW “Tex Mex Restaurants” - Dallas Morning News
2007 Big Tex Choice Award “Most Creative – Deep Fried Latte” - State Fair of Texas
2006 Best Mexican Restaurant - Texas Golfer
2003 Best Mexican Restaurant - Dallas Observer
1995 Best Guacamole - Dallas Observer
1995 Best Entree “Steak Argentina” - MLB All Star Game
1995 Best Appetizer “Ceviche” - MLB All Star Game
1993 Best of the Best Hall of Fame Margarita - D Magazine
1993 Best Margarita in Dallas - D Magazine
1993 Best Top Shelf Margarita - Cinco de Mayo Festival
1988 Best Margarita in Dallas - D Magazine
1987 Best Margarita in Dallas - D Magazine
1985 Best Margarita in Dallas - Dallas Margarita Society