Yeah, yeah. Everybody loves Taco Tuesday. I'm not arguing that it's not a great reason to eat more tacos, but I am using it as an excuse to urge you to go a little deeper into Mexican culinary culture. My friends, let's take it beyond the endearing taco. Enter RJ Mexican Cuisine, where the "Mejores Pinches" Tacos are delicious, indeed, but there's also so much more to explore. The flavor-forward Mexican inspired menu with interspersed Texas twang gives diners much to look forward to, on Taco Tuesday, or any day of the week.
RJ Mexican Cuisine might miss your radar if you're not paying attention. In a TexMex saturated market, RJ is a refreshing breath of innovation, with an elevated menu and true scratch kitchen. The folks at RJ Mexican Cuisine have found a way to elevate their brand and truly stand out in the vast sea of TexMex, which is why they've been here in Dallas for 14 years.
|ensalada de queso y tomate|
Take the starters, for instance. You can get your standard queso, guac, chips, and salsa (of course), but what you need to look for at RJ are the outside-the-box items that you don't see everywhere else. I'll be heading back to try the Mussels and the Shrimp Tostadas, but the Canastas de Atun (think tuna wontons) and Levanta Muertos were both delicious starters we sampled at a recent media dinner.
The section of the menu I love the most is the "Chef's Creations". This is where the fun stuff is. For instance, the Carne Con Cafe and Langosta, a Mexican spin on a Surf 'n Turf. The filet mignon is crusted with coffee, prepared to your liking, and paired with a grilled lobster tail alongside charred corn, poblano rajas, and an ancho demi.
|Carne con cafe y langosta|
I'm also intrigued by the Caldo de Mariscos, Ribeye Ranchero, Salmon del Mar, and Camerones Al Mojo de Ajo. All of the seafood dishes are just calling my name. If you've talked to me lately, you know I've been trying to eat more seafood (when I have a choice), and RJ's menu makes that a breeze.
|My favorite: the blackberry & basil cocktail|
Cheers to another 14 years with RJ Mexican in Dallas — A true Mexican food icon.
Historic West End
1701 North Market St.
Dallas, TX 75202
*While my meal at this media dinner was complimentary, as always, all opinions remain my own.
|tortilla sopa con pollo|