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Velvet Taco

Taco Place$$$$
Vickery Place, Dallas
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  • 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.
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • 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.
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • 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.
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • 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!
  • Tiff L.
    Tiff L.September 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ 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.
  • 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
  • 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. :)
  • 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
  • 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!!
  • 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! ; )
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Nick M.
    Nick Marino Jr.January 7, 2015
    Love this place. If you check-in here you should do it on the TangoTab. Every time you check-in on the app, TangoTab feeds a person in need locally. Download it > Get.TangoTab.com
  • 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.
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny L.February 4
    #3 spicy tikka chicken... So good, I wish we had this in NY. Queso too. Awesome fusion / southern/ Indian / Thai gourmet tacos.
  • Jana S.
    Jana SteeleMay 19, 2015
    Omg the number 20 taco is killer. Hibiscus corn tortilla with feta cheese!!!!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Miguel C.
    Miguel C.September 20, 2014
    Try the Tikka Chicken taco for an amazing Mexican/Indian foodgasm experience.
  • Shreyas A.
    Shreyas AnandDecember 8, 2015
    The best taco i've ever had! Loved both the fried paneer and spicy chicken.
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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!
  • Super D.
    Super Dad3 days ago
    Rotisserie Chicken Taco - Amazing!!! The Flank Steak Taco - Also Fantastic!!! Side of Corn is a Must Have!!!
  • Joana N.
    Joana NelmsJanuary 9
    Buffalo chicken always stands alone, paneer and tofu tacos are dope vegetarian options. Try the red curry queso!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Chaitanya R.
    Chaitanya RaniJune 29, 2014
    Fried Paneer, Chicken Tikka and Falafel Tacos!! Red Velvet for dessert... What more do you need ?
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HamiltonNovember 20, 2011
    Oooooh!! This was SO good! Late on Fri night, after a night on the town, their tacos hit the SPOT! Pulled Pork, Bacon/Egg were FABULOUS!
  • Amol K.
    Amol KDecember 23, 2015
    Tikka chicken is spicy and good! Paneer is a good veggie option. Wasn't a fan of rotisserie chicken.
  • Pam G.
    Pam GSeptember 24, 2012
    #19 keeping it traditional & #21 love anything with creamy goat cheese! Great late night choice.
  • Marcus M.
    Marcus MyersFebruary 1, 2015
    Love the variety of tacos and really good hot sauce.
  • Ophelia P.
    Ophelia PayneJanuary 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the WTF. It's only around for a week, and it's usually something amazing. A good reason to visit every week.
  • Keitha G.
    Keitha GallienJanuary 14, 2016
    I love the WTF tacos each week! The place is great for late nights bites and margaritas!
  • AlmostVeggies.com
    AlmostVeggies.comSeptember 15, 2012
    Try the oyster taco!!!!! They also have a lobster taco. Read more
  • M M.
    M MMay 14, 2016
    Love this place awesome taco. Definitely the chicken tikka and paneer tikka are worth trying.
  • Nat H.
    Nat HarwardApril 9, 2016
    On Fridays ... show up before 6. Anything is good. Order lots. Share bites with friends.
  • MacKenzie C.
    MacKenzie CowanApril 19, 2016
    The red velvet cake is the best cake I've ever had. You can even buy the whole cake!
  • Penelope E.
    Penelope EatsAugust 6, 2013
    Oysters! Oysters! Get the cornmeal fried oyster taco and you will be in HEAVEN!
  • Farrukh S.
    Farrukh SeyarJanuary 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try calamari and chicken tikka, awesome, excellent service, i was treated with big smile
  • IrmaZandl T.
    LOVE this place. The rotisserie chicken, tacos and the elote corn are amazing
  • Thadd J.
    Thadd JenkinsJanuary 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    #3.5 Picnic chicken is the bomb! & #9 Roast pork banh mi is kickin'
  • Farah V.
    Farah VeerjeeJanuary 11, 2014
    I love their rotisserie corn as roasted potatoes! Sides dishes for the win!
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MDecember 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    All the tacos are awesome! The corn & potatoes are soooo good too! Get the WTF!
  • Ally F.
    Ally FiestaMay 20, 2012
    #14 Crispy calamari is spicy! Get a small milk to counter the red chili bbq sauce.
  • Evan P.
    Evan PasseroApril 16, 2015
    The tacos have a bit too much filling for my taste, but the elotes are amazing
  • indranil s.
    indranil sinharoyApril 13, 2014
    The Fried Paneer taco is just great. Also love their Rotisserie Corn.
  • H K.
    H KMarch 10
    Been here 5+ times
    Always loved the chicken tikka and Cuban pig. Not so much love for poke.
  • David N.
    David NolewajkaJanuary 28
    Great place! The tacos were amazing. I would definitely go back.
    Upvoted Mar 18
  • Noy B.
    Noy BolurianApril 5, 2015
    Best are the chicken tikka, paneer taco, ahi poke, and fried fish.
  • ILiveInDallas.com
    ILiveInDallas.comNovember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the elote (Mexican corn), it's yum, yum, in the tum, tum!
  • James B.
    James BrownFebruary 19, 2016
    I love variety of tacos, very tasty and high quality ingredients.
  • Chicy B.
    Chicy BabeJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You wanna know what's good? Order a taco or three and put it the hole in your face. You're welcome.
  • Jonathan A.
    Jonathan ArmsteadMay 12, 2013
    It's not on the menu anymore, but order the buffalo chicken taco, and you're set. The rotisserie corn on the side is a good buzz enhancement.
  • Janet H.
    Janet HinesAugust 23, 2016
    The #12 brisket tacos... Seriously delicious!
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GrahamJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ahi poke taco is amazing! Recommend the velvet cake as well.
  • Traci T.
    Traci ThurmondNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Shrimp adobo taco is spicy and delicious!
  • Austin N.
    Austin NicholsSeptember 8, 2014
    One of the best things on their menu isn't even a taco! Get the tater tots with egg. It's a meal in and of itself!
  • Carl G.
    Carl GiordanoJuly 12, 2016
    Frozen margaritas are very legit. The cherry on top of a fantastic meal. Very impressed.
  • Tulsi S.
    Tulsi SvJune 19, 2015
    Rotisserie chicken, chicken tikka and roasted potatoes are to die for!
  • Kim C.
    Kim ConcilladoDecember 27, 2016
    Vegetarian options include falafel tacos and fried paneer tacos!
  • Paul H.
    Paul HerzMarch 26, 2015
    Try the fish and chips tacos, along with the chicken tikka taco.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MuseJuly 3, 2015
    Tikka masala tacos are perfectly spicy and SO GOOD.
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff DuffeyMarch 12, 2012
    I'm not a creamed corn fan. But the creamed corn here is amazing!
  • Katherine S.
    Katherine SherrieJune 22, 2014
    Three words: tikka masala taco. The loaded tater tots are also delicious.
  • Grant
    GrantFebruary 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Reasonably priced. #4 was good, but the #1 had dried out chicken. Would go again but not going to order anything with chicken.
  • Portia C.
    Portia CantrellMarch 12, 2013
    Staff is VERY helpful ! Red velvet cake is the best I ever had.
  • Shayeshia B.
    Shayeshia BusseyJune 30, 2013
    The Texas Burger #10 was awesome. And that grape soda put me in a happy place. Mmmmm
  • Lukasz J.
    Lukasz JarochowskiJuly 16, 2016
    The rotisserie corn is amazing. The flavor here actually tastes like the food it is.
  • Will E.
    Will EdmonsonJanuary 13, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The paneer taco is not so great. Shrimp and grits is where it's at yo
  • Cyril R.
    Cyril RajanMarch 22, 2015
    Unique tacos with great flavors
  • Aamir N.
    Aamir NooraniMarch 1, 2014
    Chicken tikka tacos are bomb. Get the corn too
  • Bev G U.
    Bev G Urban EpicuriousSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The #17 Ahi Tuna is a great light option - lettuce wrap YUM!
  • allison w.
    allison wheelerOctober 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Order the new 3.5 taco and pour their homemade hot sauce on it. So good.
  • Sam M.
    Sam MelnickJune 12, 2015
    The rotisserie chicken taco and rotisserie corn are amazing!
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GarciaDecember 29, 2015
    Best tacos I've had in Dallas! Damn good
  • Jarad S.
    Tacos are delicious but outrageously expensive I think I paid a little over $8 for a coke and one fish taco.
  • Jesse S.
    Jesse SmithSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're looking for a good vegetarian option. #5 is the way to go!
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