Just got back from a Dallas weekend and wanted to report a couple of good meals.
La Duni Cafe on McKinney-- Excellent Mojitos. Had an appetizer assortment of Plantains, Yuca a few different ways and it was pretty good. My entree was Mahi Mahi and I would recommend that. The Cuatro Leches Cake is absolutely one of the my favorite desserts ever. It would be hard for one person to eat the whole piece of cake, for it is a little heavy and very, very sweet.
Toulouse-- on Knox. We really enjoyed our lunch their. We had the Mussels prepared with tomatoes, olives in a broth that was excellent and I had french onion soup.
La Duni Baking Studio on Oak Lawn-- We went to Uncle Julios and there was a 2 hour wait so we returned to another location of La Duni. We had the appetizer with melted provolone cheese and olive oil that you wrapped in a fresh flour tortilla. Everyone liked it. Most of our table had sandwiches and they looked great. I had a Calamari Ceaser Salad and it was good, but I wished I would have gotten the Cuban Sandwich that the guy next to me had.
We had the Cuatro Leches Cake again and it was just as good. They have a long list of Coffees, Espressos and Cappucinos that looked and sounded good, but I didn't try one.
If any chowhounds head to dallas, you should go to one of the La Duni's and try the Cuatro Leches Cake or one of their other cakes. There were a number of people in the place just for dessert. They have a restaurant and bakery in Northpark Mall, too.
We had a great sandwich at Eatzi's. We visited Central Market on Lovers Lane which is a very impressive grocery store, with a lot of beer and wine, too.
We ate at Pappadeaux on New Years Eve. They did a good job taking care of our big group. We enjoyed the drinks and the oysters. I had the Northwest platter with shrimp, lobster and scallops. It was pretty good, but way too salty. Everyone elses food looked really good, but I didn't hear many comments on it.
Oh yeah, Fuel City for breakfast tacos and Taco Cabana for breakfast tacos. Both were excellent.