Restaurant news: Los Torres closes, best tacos, Dude Sweet, paletero

Barbacoa roja estilo Sinaloa is made with pork and beef. Photos by Elliott Muñoz
Barbacoa roja estilo Sinaloa is made with pork and beef. Photo by Elliott Muñoz

One of the best taquerías in Dallas has closed. Los Torres served Sinaloa-style cuisine at the corner of Edgefield and Clarendon for three years. The Taco Trail reports that the owners couldn’t renegotiate their lease, and the manager was burned out. The Torres family has no plans to open another restaurant.

Los Torres is one of the restaurants named among Texas Monthly’s 10 best tacos in the Dallas area. Also on that list, compiled by Jose Ralat Maldonado of the Taco Trail, are the crispy tacos at Gonzales on West Jefferson, the tacos norteños at El Corazon de Tejas on West Davis at Beckley, the chuleta con queso taco at El Tizoncito on West Illiniois and tacos al vapor at Taco Rico No. 2 on West Clarendon.

The New York Times Style section Sunday featured Katherine Clapner of Dude Sweet Chocolate. The story about her includes recipes and videos. Did you know she once covered a man’s coffin in chocolate?

Pedro Serviano, a 73-year-old paletero, was beaten and robbed of $80 while pushing his ice cream cart near the Bishop Arts District recently. Now neighbors are raising money for him.

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