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The Original
Herrera's Cafe

 Serving Great Tex-Mex  from 1971 

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Herrera's Cafe

3311 Sylvan Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75212, United States



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  Herrera's Cafe on Maple was the original Tex-Mex place to eat in Dallas in the early 70's which started off with only 9 tables and a line of people outside that rap the building waiting to get a table. It was also later featured in a issue of National Geographic in 1984 showing this depiction and because of its notoriety for it TEX-MEX Flavor. Unfortunately, the structure had a fire and moved across the street to a slightly larger building. In the 20 years plus at the second building Herrera's Cafe on Maple was not only known in the Dallas region, but recognize by New York Times, Texas Monthly, and D Magazine to say at the least for its famous Tex-Mex Food. Then re-development forced them out and into a third building, half a block further down the street. A few years later though Herrera's had to shutdown due to all of Maple Ave. being redeveloped. Now the fourth location is a few miles down off Sylvan near the Trinity Groves area. It has took on a modern look in its new building with a full bar and LCD Tv's. It also has a HUGE outside patio. But one thing that has not changed over time is the food and its still as good as it was since it first open it doors in the early 70's! Plus it's still the place to eat some great Tex-Mex food in Dallas. So come by and have a good old Tex-Mex meal. Thanks and God Bless from the Ontiveros Family!   

Grandma Herrera



Lucio & Maria Ontiveros


2nd Generation Owners 

Larry & Nora Ontiveros


3rd Generation Owners 



Dallas Observer

  "But something about the creamy sour cream and the firm kick of spice, singing in perfect harmony, warms the soul. These enchiladas are the essence of comfort food, and the sauce must be part of the magic." 


Eater Dallas

 "The sour cream chicken enchiladas at Herrera’s have a cult-like following in Dallas, as does the restaurant’s highly-addictive salsa. Before digging into fajitas, tamales, or enchiladas, try not to fill up on the gratis borracho bean soup that hits the table first." 


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"Herrera’s Café is the spot to eat Tex-Mex in Dallas. All your favorite Tex-Mex dishes are found on the menu here, from enchiladas to chimichangas. However all guests start out with a complimentary bowl of beans. Many patrons of Herrera’s choose the sour cream enchiladas, which are a fan favorite."