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El Bolero

4.2
4.2
705 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Airy eatery offering regional Mexican cuisine, plus margaritas in a colorful setting with a patio. Start with our Queso Fundido and our signature tequila cocktail – The Oilman.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex, Regional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 741-1986

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We cater! <br />Please email catering@argconcepts.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    For more information, or to host your next private event at El Bolero, please email elbolero@argconcepts.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Design District

  • Cross street

    Market Center Blvd &amp; Oak Lawn Avenue

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary valet.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop directly in front of restaurant on Market Center Blvd and Oak Lawn Avenue.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Valentine's 2023

    Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2023
    Enjoy a special 4-course Valentine's Menu ($65/pp) or our regular menu, February 10th-14th | El Bolero | Gratuity & Tax Not Included

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What 705 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dallas

    Mexican

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was good, service was good as well. The drinks were not so good. Would I go back yes!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Service was just not very good unfortunately. Hopefully this is a one off and not the norm. Historically they have been amazing across the board
  3. K

    Karmar

    Dallas

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went there for brunch. Had the shrimp tacos and the mole enchiladas. Both were very tasty.
  4. MJ

    MariaJ

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We had a reservation for party of 8. We arrived just before our reservation time and were promptly seated. However, it took some time before our table was acknowledged by a server. We saw a couple servers talking to what appeared to be the manager and motioning toward our table. Almost as if to ask "who is taking that table?" Finally our server, Junior, came over to introduce himself and let us know he would bring water. (Thank God as we had just finished a workout class) The service was definitely on the slow side. Not sure if the bar was backed up. I ordered queso and chips and guac and chips. Queso came out, but no guac. Our party ordered their meals. Still no guac. Their meals came out. Still no guac. I finally had to ask for it. Guac was brought out almost instantly as though it had just been sitting waiting to be transported to table. Restaurant was not particularly busy when we arrived. They did pick up while we were there. That being said, when we asked for to go boxes and bills that all came in a timely manner. Also, staff was nice. They happily took a pic of our group for us. Service was just slow and seemed disorganized. The restaurant's location makes it super convenient. The last time we had a happy hour there was almost two years ago secondary to lackluster service. We thought we'd give it a try again. We won't be back soon, unfortunately.
  5. CG

    ChristyG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for patio dining. Excellent food and cocktails.
  6. SD

    ScottD

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall a great experience from reservation to food and service
  7. AC

    AnthonyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Drinks were good but food just so so, nothing to write home about. Sorry….
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    I’ll keep it brief.Freezing cold inside. Service from minute walking in (with a firm reservation) poor. Likely short of staff. Music was too loud. Food, flavorful but the brisket enchiladas we’re missing the brisket.
  9. EC

    ElizabethC

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came on NYE and had a great meal and overall experience. Carne asada fajitas were fantastic. We will definitely be back.
  10. C

    Carlos

    Mexico City

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Todo estuvo rico, creo que la combinación de enchiladas (chile colorado) con barbacoa no es la mejor. La tlayuda o mexican pizza es buenísima, muy rica y muy bien preparada. El queso con carne de pastor también estaba delicioso.
  11. RM

    RobertM

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our go to Mexican food placed to eat. Will eat there again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The Tostada Del Mar was amazing. Can’t wait to try it again.
  13. JN

    JessicaN

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything is average except for the above average prices. Ozona is a much better choice and the heat is working there! The attitude from the servers was a bit much but working in a 66 degree restaurant would make any server cranky. Would not go here again. There are much better options in Dallas. Don’t order the guacamole. They put vinegar in it to make the avocados last longer. Very funky taste
  14. AL

    AlexL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Service was good but food was terrible. Drinks were mostly water.
  15. J

    Jessica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was great the food and drinks were amazing !
  16. JW

    JudyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Fabulous waiter. Cant wait to come back
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    We got there and they did not have a table for us even though we had a reservation. I mentioned the reservation and they doubted me so I had to show it to them and then they scrambled to make a random wobbly table out of two unused tables they had.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Saturday brunch with a table of ten. The brunch was so good and we had a great time. The place was not crowded at that time.
  19. SS

    ScottS

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    This used to be one of my favorites, but this experience was way off. The lights were super bright, there was no music, so it felt like a cafeteria. The drinks and food were far from what they were a few years ago.
  20. PP

    PaulP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The drinks are Bang for your Buck And the food was awesome definitely a must do again.
  21. SS

    SouthShoreFoodie

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience all around. Menu is a roulette of good choices, so follow your hunger and you won’t be disappointed!
  22. TM

    TinaM

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious short rib fajitas! Attentive service from start to finish.
  23. RC

    RobertC

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    When first walking in the music was way too loud. After being seated, asked Server to turn music down which was eventually done. The food presentation was excellent, very creative and colorful dishes. I had Chili Relleno stuffed with crab, very little crab meat so, this is not a value place but, an enjoyable place.
  24. RG

    RobinG

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks to El Bolero for providing a great venue and refreshments for our team's celebration. The patio was perfect and the servers did a great job with a big group!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chips and salsa are a staple.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Service was rushed, drinks were blend and food was underwhelming.
  28. EP

    ErikaP

    Amarillo

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    El Bolero is a perfect spot for a festive cocktail and meal. We met for dinner before a concert downtown. The drinks are outstanding, finally had the famous "Oilman Margarita". Its beautiful and it doesn't disappoint. I love the queso here- it's my favorite in Dallas, and the chips are crisp and lightly seasoned. The food is delicious- I had the vegetarian enchiladas, my friends had the burrito, barbacoa tacos and soup. The side of fried okra was delicious. Dessert was a treat- we shared 3 options. Our favorite was the caramel filled churros, followed by the fried ice cream and then the Dulce de Leche Neopolitan. The waitstaff are nice and the dinner was fun and relaxing. They are not pushing you out, and the service is a little slow. Go with time to relax and unwind!
  29. SO

    SuzanneO

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone loved the meal and they really enjoyed the variety.
  30. AG

    AlexaG

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We love the food from this place but our last waiter took way too long to bring us our food.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks!
  33. TF

    TobinFrost

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Please consider flushing the lines on your Soda, quality was not great.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience2
    Great food
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. The atmosphere on a Friday night was perfect. Food came quick as well as the drinks.
  36. L

    Latenightgathering

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our late night dinner. We always enjoy the service from our favorite waitstaff person. The food is satisfactory +.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was cold and the service was lacking.
  39. A

    Ade2

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the buzz and the atmosphere of the restaurant. Good food, good drinks all round good night.
  40. e

    emacthree

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place with amazing food and excellent service. Went their for lunch with a coworker, we were visiting from out of town. To start the homemade chips and salsa were top notch, the frozen Marg was wonderful and fresh. I had the Carne Asada which was cook to my perfect temp of MR, it was tender and full of flavor and I devoured it quickly. My coworker had the shave Brussel sprout salad which she loved and oh by the way added a side of the plantains, what a generous portion which is a great side, but also a delectable dessert. When back in Dallas, I will be heading back to El Bolero!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Bolero using the Order Online button. El Bolero also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. El Bolero also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 741-1986.

El Bolero is rated 4.2 stars by 705 OpenTable diners.

El Bolero does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for El Bolero

1201 Oak Lawn Ave, Suite 160, Dallas, TX 75207

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market Center Blvd &amp; Oak Lawn Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Design District

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex, Regional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary valet.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop directly in front of restaurant on Market Center Blvd and Oak Lawn Avenue.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (214) 741-1986

  • Catering

    We cater! <br />Please email catering@argconcepts.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    For more information, or to host your next private event at El Bolero, please email elbolero@argconcepts.com.

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