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It’s 2:30 on a Friday afternoon. I am not at work. I woke up this morning exhausted at the mere idea of the amount of to dos that I have over the course of the next 5 weeks and dragged myself into the office. Around noon I knew that I was done and that I had a 6 hour drive to San Antonio ahead of me. Knowing that I would have to trade these four free hours on Friday afternoon for even more on Sunday night to catch up, I willingly made the trade.

I have been to Veracruz Cafe before. It has been one of my favorite places to recommend for a new and different dining experience in Dallas. It’s not your typical TexMex and it was a cleverly decorated very cozy dining experience in a great neighborhood. Quite some time ago, I heard that they expended the Oak Cliff location and opened a much larger restaurant in Cedar Hill. I have wanted to check out both for years now.


Veracruz CafeSo as I headed down the road on the next Texas adventure I saw the Duncanville location out of the corner of my eye. A quick U-Turn and I had arrived. It is much larger and yet still very cozy. The dark wood ceiling, exposed beams, oversized ornate chandeliers and gold and pumpkin shaded walls immediately welcome you. In the center is a large U-shaped tile and wood bar. Everywhere you look is a new detail to be examined and enjoyed.
I ordered the Carne Texolo lunch special with one minute to spare on the end of the lunch specials. Steak asada topped with grilled onions and fried plantains, a blue corn chicken enchilada, and black beans. The chicken enchilada packed the slightest bit of heat which was cut perfectly by the pureed black beans. And the asada combination was a taste sensation. A great start to the adventure.

I noticed in the time that I had been chowing down the food and typing up the blog, that a number of other folks had also chosen start their Friday adventures. The bar had started to fill with happy people ready for happy hour. Tall, cold margaritas.

I love U-turns.

Veracruz Cafe

Mesoamerican, Mayan, Huasteco & Aztec Cuisine

Monday – Saturday 11 am – 10 pm

Sunday – 11 am – 9 pm

The Ranch at Cedar Hill

1427 S. Highway 67

Cedar Hill, TX 75104




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