Open Hours: 11a-9:30p M-F, 11a-10:30p Sa, 11a-9p Su
Since it debuted in 1982 as the first Dallas Mexican restaurant to specialize in seafood, locals have come here for family meals and romantic ... More
Calle Doce (La)
Since it debuted in 1982 as the first Dallas Mexican restaurant to specialize in seafood, locals have come here for family meals and romantic evenings. Dine in one of several cozy rooms or on the inviting patio of this 1920s Victorian home. Fresh seafood is the mainstay of the traditional Mexican dishes. Favorite entrees include Paella, Grilled Catfish and Ceviche. Weekday lunch specials attract business professionals daily. Tequila connoisseurs will be pleased with the selection and the Acapulco-style margaritas are a Dallas legend.
We had heard rave reviews from people and read reviews on this place. Our experience wasn't all that great. Had the Calamari as an appetizer and it was really good. The main course was Tacos Al Carbon. The meat was cold and tasted what I would imagine shoe leather would taste like and had no flavor to it. However, the Diet Pepsi was good.
The surroundings were cramped and the menu expensive.
There are a lot better places to eat in Dallas. We were very disappointed and probably will not return.
La Calle Doce is a delightful restaurant that serves delicious seafood dishes done in the true Mexican style. Having lived in Mexico for awhile in the distant past I know the real thing when I see it, and even better when I taste it. They also offer a nice variety of non-seafood Mexican fare, but their claim to fame is the fresh fish and shellfish dishes.
The seafood cocktails are wonderful. My particular favorite is the "coktel campechana" which is a succulent blend of shrimp and oysters in a tomato based sauce with spices, bits of avocado, onion and cilantro. It is to die for! And all the fish dishes are wonderful as well.
The restaurant is far from opulent, but comfortable and with a nice ambience. Service is good, prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food, and this all adds up to very good value for your money. My wife and I go there every time we visit Dallas.
The wait was long, but quite worth it. Once we were in, the waiter catered to our every need. The seafood was good and served nicely. The guitar players made it a romantic and personal experience. I will definitely go again!
I prefer the location on Skillman to the original because I have never had a bad dining experience there. The food is always consistently excellent and the service is much friendlier than the 12th Street location. I also happen to like the ambience at the Skillman location better than the 12th Street house. It is possible to be seated in a not so comfortable place there but there are no undesirable places in the Skillman site.
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