El Vecino - Travis Walk

4.5
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31 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tex-Mex
Top tags:
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Spicy
  • Bar Seating
Welcome to El Vecino, your Neighborhood Tex Mex spot. Sit down, saddle-up and have yourself a great meal.
Grab a cold beer, or let us mix you a margarita. Either way, make yourself at home.
Dallas is our home and we're glad to bring our own brand of neighborly love to some of it's best communities.
We're like the friendly folks who live next door, but instead of lending sugar, we're serving home cooked Tex Mex with a side of good times.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tex-Mex, Mexican
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Hours of Operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(469) 677-2361
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
Private dining available at our Travis Walk location. Our Green Room is ideal for parties of 12 - 35 people and our patio is great for groups of 35 - 50 people. Minimums may apply.
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Catering
We offer our Casa Comida (our party pack menu) - a pickup/drop off catering menu (see website) that is perfect for feeding larger groups. Email us at hola@elvecinotexmex.com.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Located in Travis Walk (half block off Knox)
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Parking Details
Free underground parking. Garage entrance to the left of restaurant on Travis. Take first set of elevators to second floor. Street parking also available.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Take Away, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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DM
Oklahoma City
11 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding texMex! You can always tell if the TexMex place is good by the chips!!
The guacamole we got that night was some of the best I’ve had. And also the Molay sauce on my enchilada was best I’ve ever had.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Good food. server was excellent. Place needs more of a buzz. Other location seems to have more of one. Might be all of the construction in area. We’ll be back though

RC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Son’s Birthday

SH
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food. Nice atmosphere. Recommend highly.

AR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Best margaritas in town! The wait staff was attentive.

JH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and drink! This was our first time to eat here and it was awesome.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food.

EY
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best patios for dining. Excellent service and delicious food. This is always a favorite of ours.

TX
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a pleasant experience this was! Atmosphere was delightful, food was delicious, and service was exceptional. Kudos to Tatiana, our server, who did a masterful job serving us and answering questions about house specialties. I highly recommend the Jicama Tacos. Light, flavorful, and with brisket— incomparable! We will definitely be back with friends and family!

f
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

El Vecino is quickly becoming our new go to for gatherings, big or small. We had the patio area reserved for a brunch for coworkers and it worked out very well! The staff were friendly and never left us looking for them, the food was quick and good and everyone enjoyed their meals. The day was beautiful for the patio, and they were helpful with making us as comfortable as possible when the wind picked up. Thanks again for accommodating our big group !

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oh my gosh this place was soooo good. I had the Charley's plate and I loved it, it came with a chicken mole enchilada, a brisket enchilada, and a shrimp enchilada. They were all great, I couldn't decide which one I liked most. My husband had the fajita nachos and my dad had the Ryan's plate and a bowl of tortilla soup. The nachos were very good. My dad raved about the tortilla soup. Service was great and very attentive. We will definitely be back!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a large party of 8 so I reserved a table. Upon arrival the restaurant informed us they were running behind, waited 15mins from reservation time before being sat (arrived a little late to reservation). After getting sat everything was fantastic, fajitas and shrimp enchiladas were fantastic, drinks took a little while to come from the bar but that’s the only complaint I have.

JT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect location for brunch the food & drinks are amazingly delicious.

JH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good, food is delicious, drinks and service is great.

M
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

This place had so many positive reviews, I was really excited to go but the food was very average at best. The greeter (was maybe the owner) was adorable and super awesome and the ambiance of the place is fantastic. After that.... kinda went downhill.

Our server was ... OK. I'm not a demanding patron but a smile and some eye contact, as well as acting like you care that we are there would be nice.

The food was ... OK. I've had better Mexican food in Pennsylvania frankly. The ceviche was nothing to write home about (a bit bland). I had the Cuanco Bowl, which was a nice presentation (despite the offputting green rice) and good chicken but the lime vinaigrette dressing had SO, SO, SO much garlic (which I had put on before checking since it didn't mention garlic) that the food became inedible, sadly. My colleagues had fajitas and reported liking them.

HR
Dallas
77 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food fresh and delicious! This place should be packed. If i had any advice....tableside guacamole is a must for more upscsle spots! Tacos are remarkable...lots of food!

SG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

I thought their queso was chunky and a little stale. It came out a couple minutes after we ordered so it was probably sitting in a luke warm pot. The other food and salsa was very good. The margs were too sweet unfortunately, they tasted like a pre-made mix.

JT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place fir lunch, service is great! The food is always fresh and comes out in a decent amount of time. It’s my new regular lunch spot.

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A nice casual mexican restaurant. The drinks were a bit mediocre, but the food was tasty. There are many other mexican restaurants that are as good or better, so this did not stand out in any way.

f
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is quickly becoming one of my staples around town. I think it is a great location for it, in hopes to revive the social hour life that travis walk once had, and started to fade. Even if it doesn't do that I am glad to have found it's good food, and good drinks! The service is always great, and I have yet to try something I didn't enjoy. I would tell you if I did. Personal favorites are the Chilaquiles and Remolino Margaritas. The guac is also very good and I always remember the mango ceviche I tried when I first went but I haven't seen it again on the menu. I can only speak for the food that I have tried, and well that includes the Mole, enchiladas, breakfast bowl, tacos and they are great. The one thing I am NOT crazy about is the queso, but I am Very picky when it comes to that.

A
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

El Vecino has some of the best Mexican food in town. The service is out of this world, and so are the margaritas. Great patio and great bartenders. This place is a neighborhood gem. If you have never tried it, do yourself a favor and eat there soon!

JT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for lunch business meeting. The food and service is good!

OT
Dallas
124 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good Tex mex

JP
16 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this location - one of the best patios in Dallas IMO. Just brunched here last weekend and really enjoyed it.

KR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

El Vecino was friendly, prompt and delicious. A wonder yew addition to the neighborhood!

HR
Dallas
77 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience here. The food was fantastic! I am on a Ketogenic diet and the steak and eggs were perfect!e..the gucamole was creamy and delicious and the queso tasty. Can't wait to try again! Fantastic!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time trying out El Vecino and it was amazing! The staff was so nice and accommodating and the food was great. We will for sure come back!

JI
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Our entire party loved the location, the food and drinks.

MK
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Good local Tex-Mex tasty menu options. Very nice staff who offered us complimentary quest and guacamole! We will be back!

l
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fresh, delicious ingredients, lovely service nice ambience.

LS
Dallas
53 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was pretty empty for Saturday lunch but the place was really cute and delicious food. Cheap brunch drinks too.