Coming soon to Oak Cliff: gorditas and tacos

I wish I could tell you we were getting an Oriental noodle place. Pero no. Oak Cliff is getting two new spots from heavy hitters in Mexican food, though.

Doña Tota Gorditas is opening on Jefferson between Van Buren and Vernon sometime this week. That’s the soft opening. A grand opening is Oct. 5.

And La Paisanita, which has three Dallas outposts, including one on West Davis at Ravinia, is opening a Bishop Arts District location. La Paisanita is converting the former laundromat at Davis and Adams. We haven’t been able to reach anyone with the taquería chain so far, but it looks like they’ve got a ways to go before opening. The sign looks nice, though. The new Paisanita is between popular taquerías El Padrino and El Si Hay. Sigh. Not at that we don’t appreciate Paisanita. It’s just, can a sister get some pho in the ‘hood?

By |2011-09-19T14:26:58-05:00September 19th, 2011|Bishop Arts District, Business, News, Restaurants|11 Comments

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  1. Gmason214 September 24, 2011 at 2:29 AM

    You can get some good Chinese food at the Northwest corner of Corinth & Illinois Avenue.  They do not have a full menu, however, they do have fried rice and sweet and sour chicken.  How about the Chinese restaurant at Illinois and Hampton. 

  2. Mimilovesjoshua September 23, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    If it’s really good Chinese you’re looking for, you’ll find it at New Chinatown. We’ve loved their food for about 15 yrs. They are a little hole in the wall place, but always clean, located in the little strip shopping area, at Davis and Hartsdale. They are excellent, friendly, and affordable. Well, maybe their egg rolls aren’t the best, but everything else is.

  3. SKH September 22, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    There is a Pho place downtown now – Pho Colonial (next to Press Box Grill) so at least that’s closer than Richardson/Plano. Tried it recently and it was decent.

  4. Lucjo7880 September 22, 2011 at 6:38 AM

    You need to remember you live in Oak Cliff. Confusion, I think that was the name of the Chinese restaurant on Davis and it did not survive. So if want some “Pho” you might need to get your mother Pho to another hood.

  5. Jacob September 19, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Can we get a little variety.

  6. sunnyB September 19, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    i’ll take a banh mi, please!

  7. Tony September 19, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    If I had the cash, I would find some Vietnamese chefs and open up a Pho place for the both of us. Maybe some one from PHO 95 in Ft. worth or Bistro B in N Dallas. YUM.

  8. Jose Gonzalez September 19, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    The types of restaurants you are mentioning above will not Survive in the Cliff. There is a reason why you wont see them here.

  9. Linda September 19, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    I wouldn’t mind some “safe” Chinese food…

  10. Halz September 19, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    When we were out riding on Sunday we passed Paisanita and all sighed and rolled our eyes as it was the first time we saw the sign. Will some restaurateur PLEASE bring us some Vietnamese (with vegetarian options) and Indian food. Enough with the same old same old tacos joints.

  11. Stephen September 19, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    I agree, Rachel. A pho place would be fantastic! I would patronize it frequently, for sure.

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