Tex-Mex is known and loved throughout Irving and there is no shortage of local restaurants cooking up the sizzling flavors of the southwest. The perfect combination of Mexican cuisine and Tejano flare, Tex-Mex classics can be found in the form of margaritas to tacos to desserts. Check out these festive spots in Irving for the best Tex-Mex around!


El Fenix

3911 W Airport Fwy #16

A north Texas icon since 1918, El Fenix is always a great option when craving Tex-Mex. From their award-winning margaritas to their creamy queso and flavor-packed entrees, El Fenix makes it known why it has constantly been voted as “Best Tex-Mex in Dallas”. Next time you visit, be sure to try the Martinez Family Favorites from the menu for a taste of history and tradition!


Gipsy Lime

8701 Cypress Waters Blvd #100
















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A casual place for creative tacos and bowls, Gipsy Lime is the perfect spot for all-day festivities. Breakfast tacos are piled high with favorites like bacon, chorizo and potato. Choose between street tacos, gourmet tacos or taco bowls for all the flavors of Tex-Mex. Tortillas are hand-made in-house, as well as the guacamole, salsa and pico de gallo from their authentic family recipe.


Lupe Tortilla

3131 Regent Blvd

Known as “Texas’ Mex," it is always a festive time at Lupe Tortilla! Enjoy their large bar, spacious dining room or string light-lit patio. Although it's a casual environment, the food is five-star. Their great selection of chicken, Carne, seafood and vegetarian plates makes it enjoyable for all to indulge in Tex-Mex.



1001 MacArthur Park

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One of my favorite spots to enjoy Tex-Mex is at Mattitos! Great happy hour deals and a surprisingly delicious brunch will keep you coming back day after day. You will find all the classic Tex-Mex dishes here at Mattitos alongside top-shelf margaritas.


Mi Cocina

7750 N MacArthur Blvd # 150

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A favorite among most North Texans, Mi Cocina sets the standard for Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants in DFW. Welcoming staff, refreshing cocktails, and delicious food are what come to mind when you think of Mi Cocina. If you are wanting to bring delicious flavors of Mi Cocina home, try one of their Mico Packs for large serving entrees and sides!


Two Mules Cantina

501 West Las Colinas Boulevard

Two Mules Cantina located inside the Texican Court hotel is a wonderful dining experience. Feel as if you have been transported to old-world Mexico with charming architecture and creative Tex-Mex dishes. Choose to enjoy the dining room or opt for their outdoor patio to catch some live music as you sip your spicy margarita or Paloma.