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El Carlos Elegante

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$$$$Perfect For:Date NightDrinking Good CocktailsEating At The BarDining Solo
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El Carlos Elegante is from the same team behind Dallas heavy-hitters Sister, The Charles, and Cafe Duro. The atmosphere feels like a high-end Mexico City restaurant—there’s a brilliant mezcal menu, killer cocktails, and they make their masa using Indigenous techniques.. Their specials change seasonally, but a recent stand out was the lengua-filled quesadilla with Oaxaca cheese and caramelized vegetables. They also have a fantastic pork al pastor complemented by tangy pineapple butter. When you need some alone time, come here solo and order plates like the garbanzo sope off their single-serving One Hitter menu.

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