Green Light for Urban Taco

I have been meaning to try the recently opened Urban Taco and today I finally got around to it. Since no one I knew had been there I had no expectations going into it. I was really impressed with this place from top to bottom. The atmosphere is relaxing and really carries their concept of the “Modern Mexican taqueria.” This extends so much further into their food. It has a clean and very refined taste. The chef at Urban Taco does not rely on the staples of the heavy handed Tex-Mex tradition of sour cream and cheddar cheese, but is daring in his use of hand ground spices and bringing the unexpected to a taqueria, like their peanut habenero salsa and yucca fries. However this isn’t surprising as Chef Fernando Huerta is a former sous chef to the lauded Stephen Pyles.

The fine dining influence also carries over to the portions in that you shouldn’t expect a plato gordo when you order. I had their chicken al carbon taco and the garlic mojo red snapper, both topped with manchego cheese and a trio of salsas with some of the best tortilla chips I have ever had. I left perfectly satisfied, however the menu price will be a bit high for some, especially if you go in expecting typical taqueria prices and portions.

This place is definitely going to be a destination in the coming months, best taco I have had in Dallas, bar none.

Urban Taco is located 5331 E. Mockingbird Lane (in Mockingbird Station)

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