Taco shops are the latest Dallas food trend. You can't swing a Neiman Marcus bag without hitting one. Which is why it takes a decent amount of Taco Shop Buzz for me to pay attention to any new contenders. So after every single one of my Facebook friends checked in to Velvet Taco this week, I decided we should give it a try. So Aaron and I stopped in for lunch today and we were not disappointed.
We ordered the #14 (Crispy Calamari), #17 (Ahi Poke), #19 (Bacon, Egg, Potato and Cheese), #7 (Chili Rubbed Pork), and #2 (Rotisserie Chicken):
Velvet Taco has a very earth conscious spin: no plates, everything is served on a reusable taco tray, fountain drinks and served in cups made from plant material, you can buy water in a box (!!!), menus are planted on non-tree made paper, etc. And all of the ingredients are made from scratch. You can taste it! The corn tortillas are the best I've ever tasted.
The ahi poke taco had a surprising amount of tuna for $6.25:
Everything was super incredibly fresh, and well, it's just pretty food.
Aaron, breakfast taco connoisseur, hailing from South Texas, was very impressed with the Bacon, Egg, Potato and Cheese. And the egg is included in an incredibly unique fashion:
It's fried up as a flat layer that lines the tortilla. Amazing.
And the pork taco was just delicious.
And though we didn't have a piece, they also served up Red Velvet cake, which looked amazing. I personally am looking forward to getting some Back Door Chicken to go -- a whole roasted chicken, served with Elote Rotisserie Corn (which upon seeing other diners enjoy, I seriously regretted not ordering), corn tortillas, salsa and Korean BBQ sauce. All for $20!
So when you're in Dallas, looking for something unique and delicious, I cannot recommend Velvet Taco enough!