I love Velvet Taco for its creative menu, fresh cocktails, homemade tortillas and other made-from-sctrach ingredients. And not to forget, the fast-casual restaurant is open late every night, so you can get some tacos after an evening of bar hopping around Dallas.
From a variety of meats to choose from (chicken, pork, beef and fish) to an all-day brunch and not-so-traditional side dishes, there’s something for someone at this restaurant. To add to the array of food, the popular chain now offers three new veggie tacos. See below:
Israeli Cous Cous: Parsley-mint pesto, tzatziki, roasted portabello, grilled halumi cheese, pickled fresnos, micro greens. This taco comes wrapped in lettuce instead of a tortilla.
Fried Paneer: Tomato chutney, thai basil, tikka sauce (it’s spicy!), raita crema, flour tortilla
Falafel: Tahini crema, arugula, tomatoes, fresnos, avocado, pickled red onion, micro greens, lettuce wraps. The lettuce and avocado slices were pure amazingness on this taco.
The restaurant staff also offered up some of the store’s popular menu items, and I can see why these are a hit! The Grilled Flank Steak comes with white queso, mushrooms, red onions and oregano. The second taco below is the Crisp Tikka Chicken, a spicy option with basmati rice, raita crema (tastes like sour cream), shredded cheese, red peppers, tater tots (how fun!) and Thai Basil.
The restaurant also offers four sides; two of which are pictured below. The tater tots with an egg on top is another example of how creative the menu gets.
The Rotisserie Corn is an “elote-style” side dish with queso, lime and Valentina and cream. After trying this, I don’t want to eat normal corn again!
Velvet Taco has two locations in DFW:
3012 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, Texas 75206
2700 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Have a favorite item at Velvet Taco? Let us know in the comments below!
(Disclaimer: I was provided with a complimentary sampling of the new tacos, and all thoughts are my own.)