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Velvet Taco

Taco Place$$$$
Vickery Place, Dallas
265 Tips and reviews
  • tacos
  • lively
  • seafood
  • good for a late night
  • casual
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  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyJune 17, 2015
    If the wait is long, the food is worth it in the end. The rotisserie chicken is my favorite, some of the best tacos I've ever had. And where else can you get velvet cake on the side?
  • Marion C.
    Marion CipherOctober 21, 2012
    The shredded roast pork, the grilled flank steak, & grilled flank steak with egg tacos are the best! Next time I'll be trying the Maine lobster. They also have a nice dog friendly patio.
  • Carly B.
    Carly BucklinNovember 1, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    This is so much more than a taco place. The #19 is a revelation. As is the #6. And the corn. Get a margarita. Best value in Dallas. Ok I'm done.
  • Dallas Foodie (.
    Dallas Foodie (Danielle G.)September 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    You have to get the cornmeal fried oyster taco—it's delicious and I've haven't heard of one anywhere else. Also, they make their own double layer red velvet cake that is worth saving room for.
  • Content Equals M.
    Content Equals MoneySeptember 13, 2013
    Mmmm, whether it’s brunch, lunch, or dinner, Velvet Taco always hits the spot just right! But did you know that most restaurants don’t? The food industry is making an innocent mistake… Read more
  • Oh Hey Dallas
    Oh Hey DallasMay 24, 2013
    Knock on the back door, hand them $20 and in a few minutes a whole rotisserie chicken, 2 cups of elotes, 6 tortillas and sauces will be in your hand.
  • Monika M.
    Monika McMahonMay 17, 2015
    The chicken tikka masala taco is amazing and different from any taco I've ever had. All tacos can be lettuce wrapped to be made gluten-free. Can't go wrong if you want Tacos in Dallas!
  • Ankita A.
    Ankita AgarwalJuly 26, 2016
    It's a vegetarian's haven! I have been here 4-5 times in a span of 3 months. Try falafel taco, it comes with a lettuce wrap instead of tortilla. Paneer tika taco and corn on the side are exceptional!
  • Tony
    TonyAugust 18, 2014
    So clutch after a night out. The line will be long but moves pretty quick. The #3 is my go-to taco here but there are so many options you can't really go wrong. Oh and two tacos is usually enough.
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan CrabillJanuary 25, 2015
    Love this place. It's perfect because there's tons of variety so you can get whatever you're craving. Everything I've had has been fantastic except for the picnic basket. Didnt care for that
  • Narendra Singh P.
    This place is awesome. I've never been disappointed even though I keep trying things outside of my palette. Parking can/is an issue on weekends so be prepared. Well worth your time.
  • Jessica
    JessicaDecember 19, 2014
    Tacos are amazing. 3.5 is DELISH. So is the calamari taco, gawd. Margaritas are very good, and the cake.. God lord, it's delicious.
  • VanGogh
    VanGoghFebruary 24, 2013
    This place is awesome! A bit pricy but well worth for the size and goodness of the tacos you get! I order #11 #12 and two #2s! The #12 was the best! Enjoy!
  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RangelSeptember 5, 2014
    I don't think I've ever had a breakfast taco as flavorful as #19. Fingerling potatoes, chili butter, bacon, and egg. A really swooner.
  • Dwight H.
    Dwight HennebergerMarch 26, 2012
    The #7 pork, #11 beef flank steak, and grilled corn are all awesome. Try the red velvet cake with the butterscotch sauce.
  • Flip C.
    Flip Croft CaderaoApril 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The original #3, the buffalo chicken taco was removed from the menu. We must revolt! Demand them to make it for you and tell them to restore its proper place on the menu!
  • Super D.
    Super DadApril 21, 2017
    Rotisserie Chicken Taco - Amazing!!! The Flank Steak Taco - Also Fantastic!!! Side of Corn is a Must Have!!!
  • Tiff L.
    Tiff L.September 30, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything! What ever you like! Great queso and elotes, cheap drinks and bomb tacos! Try the Chicken Tikka and Shrimp and Grits #lifechanging.
  • B P.
    B PApril 3, 2015
    Nice selection of local beers, awesome cake but if you are craving Mexican flavoured tacos and don't want to deal with parking issues & lines, move along.
  • Mellissa
    MellissaMarch 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The homemade tortillas are delicious! I love all the tacos. Be sure to ask about the back door special. :)
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverAugust 4, 2014
    If you're a purist, you should probably move along, but if you're open-minded, Velvet Taco completely obliterates taco convention. Read more
  • Carly B.
    Carly BucklinDecember 17, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Everything is fantastic here! My personal favorite is the #6, Falafel Taco! Also get the corn and put some of their spicy sauce in it. Mmmmmmmm
  • Brittney P.
    Brittney PotterOctober 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I love the #4 highly recommend if you are a vegetarian! Also their cream corn is a great starter. Margs aren't bad pretty decent!
  • Josh F.
    Josh FerraraJanuary 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best craft tacos in DFW. Chicken Tikka is easily the best thing you'll eat all week!
  • Meghan R.
    Meghan RooneyDecember 3, 2011
    Number 19 is a great breakfast option. Number 11 is a great lunch/dinner option. The concept of this place is fresh, simple, and earth friendly. Great place!!
  • Erica S.
    Erica StephensSeptember 5, 2015
    Oh my tacos!!! I tried 3 different ones and they were all delicious! The potatoes were to die for as were the tots and corn.
  • KO
    KOAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Secrets: You can get anything on a lettuce wrap, ask for everything w lite sauce (including the yummy elote), and just one margarita will get you nice and happy! ; )
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkDecember 3, 2013
    Pay attention to the fish tacos. If you don't like fish, go for the beef. If you don't like tacos, worth going for the side dishes.
  • Nam L.
    Nam LuuOctober 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    New menu on Oct 8th, 2013! Why change something already delicious? Well the updates are all delish still! Some old, some updates, and some new!
  • Ms B.
    Ms BledsoeJune 17, 2017
    Best tacos I've eaten so far on Dallas. Lines a big long but it's worth the wait.
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny L.February 4, 2017
    #3 spicy tikka chicken... So good, I wish we had this in NY. Queso too. Awesome fusion / southern/ Indian / Thai gourmet tacos.
  • Sumit B.
    Sumit BohraDecember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Rotisserie corn is phenomenal. Fried paneer taco is a must for any vegetarian, and recommended for everyone else.
  • Jana S.
    Jana SteeleMay 19, 2015
    Omg the number 20 taco is killer. Hibiscus corn tortilla with feta cheese!!!!!
  • Sarah O.
    Sarah OMay 26, 2016
    The brisket taco is magical! The shrimp & grits taco was good, but I won't order it again. The brisket taco is everything.
  • Nick M.
    Nick Marino Jr.January 7, 2015
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  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverJune 6, 2013
    Serves one heck of a lettuce-wrapped gem called the Ahi Poke. Asian in persuasion, this taco is spicy, crunchy and light.
  • Shreyas A.
    Shreyas AnandDecember 8, 2015
    The best taco i've ever had! Loved both the fried paneer and spicy chicken.
  • Chucho U.
    Chucho UgarteNovember 25, 2016
    Tacos are amazing! A very good Texan approach to tacos, not trying to copy, just to reinvent the Texan taco
  • Ellen W.
    Ellen WilliamsSeptember 2, 2013
    Red Velvet cake is to die for. Pulled pork Taco, and Corn dish were AWESOME. Would definitely come back here.
  • Miguel C.
    Miguel C.September 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Tikka Chicken taco for an amazing Mexican/Indian foodgasm experience.
  • Bev G U.
    Bev G Urban EpicuriousMay 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Most any taco is good. I like to go on a Friday and get the "Special" which changes weekly. The corn is great too.
  • Paul W.
    Paul WheatleyApril 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you bring $20 cash to the back door, they'll bring you enough rotisserie chicken and fixins to fee 2-3. In a bag. To go.
  • Sandy G.
    Sandy GarzaApril 7, 2013
    Don't let anyone tell you 1 taco is not enough!! Whew! Big Tacos!! Really good! Try the Flank steak and egg.
  • Joana N.
    Joana NelmsJanuary 9, 2017
    Buffalo chicken always stands alone, paneer and tofu tacos are dope vegetarian options. Try the red curry queso!
  • Brooke
    BrookeOctober 3, 2012
    The hamburger taco is bomb!!! Also, you HAVE to get the bowl of corn.. It's so good I can't even explain it!!!
  • Calvin C.
    Calvin ColemanMarch 16, 2016
    Came here one night after leaving the bar and I loved the vibe and the food. Best tacos I ever had.
  • Mark T.
    Mark ThompsonSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Another Taco place? This may be the best yet!! #1 and #16 are awesome. A little expensive $3.50-$4.00 per taco but really flipping good!!
  • Anu J.
    Anu JayasingheJuly 13, 2015
    The rotisserie chicken taco was good but needs salsa to give it a kick. The crisp tikka chicken taco was amazing, spicy and creamy!
  • Casey L.
    Casey LeeAugust 14, 2011
    Currently the only place in DFW to get Maine Root's Pink Drink—do yourself a favor and experience some Austin Texas prickly pear lemonade!
  • Bev G U.
    Bev G Urban EpicuriousMay 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The "Heat" Sauce is roasted deliciousness, it has a nice long growing after-burn so a little goes a long way!
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