La Ventana for Dallas Favorites: Tacos + Patios

The weather may have started a little sour this week, but as expected it’s brightened up again and to nice, patio-worthy sunshine. It’s forecasted to be even better this weekend. You’ll want to be outside and at some point while you are soaking up the rays it’s likely that you’ll want something to eat.

We’re all aware of the much (and well-deserved) hyped options in Klyde Warren Park, but just nearby there’s a patio with a walk-up window serving tacos, beer and margaritas. Almost a year old now, La Ventana is part of the Firebird Restaurant Group and sits behind sister restaurants Meso Maya and El Fenix on McKinney, across from the Perot Museum.

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Tucked away in the city, the patio provides plenty of seating with quirky décor on the gravel yard, inviting guests to lounge casually while enjoying street tacos on house-made tortillas. Last Friday I had the satisfying lunch of Suadero (brisket) and Pastor (pork tacos), with a side of Elotes (corn served with cream and cheese), while basking in the fall weather. The meal was no-fuss and packed in flavor. At just over $2 a taco, it won’t break the bank either.

So when you’re headed outside on your next lunch break, or over the weekend, look to La Ventana for the simplicity of walk-up food that comes with patio seating and boozy lunch options, and is still just walking distance from the newest and hottest outside scene in town. (But still at those street food prices.)

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