El Bolero Is a New Hot Spot

06.02.2015 by: Allison Turpin
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There is a new spot in the Design District that is sure to be the popular hangout for many Dallasites. With a funky and fresh interior and outdoor patio, El Bolero is fun, trendy, and the new place to be. 

As you walk up to El Bolero, you are greeted by a stand-alone shoeshine chair - an ode to the name's meaning. Shoeshiners are located on the streets of Mexico, and the name is meant to imply familiarility, service, and an immersion into Mexican culture. The restaurant is one large dining room with a view into the bustling kitchen. Beautiful tile floors, decorative ceiling, modern pendant lights, and bright yellow leather chairs accent the space perfectly. A large bar area has the best view of Downtown Dallas and leads to a nice outdoor patio strung with cafe lights. This place would be perfect for a group dinner or happy hour.

Bright, airy interior of El Bolero {El Bolero Website Photo}

The restaurant opens with renown because it is the newest member of the Apheleia restaurant group, who successfully brought us Pakpao Thai and Oak. We predict their latest concept will also be a home run. While the atmosphere may be the biggest draw, the meal itself was tasty and many people will find this location and environment worth the trip.

Enjoy a Margarita at the large bar area overlooking downtown Dallas

Red Snapper Ceviche

El Bolero offers lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. The menu is fairly large, featuring typical dishes like tacos, enchiladas, chile rellenos, and salads, but there are a surprising amount of ceviche options and queso fundido. One of El Bolero's goals it to highlight different regional cuisine from Mexico, so each dish on the menu says where it comes from in the country. Even though service was a bit slow and our waiter was not super helpful, we think those kinks are ones the restaurant will work out soon.

Chile Relleno and Sliced Steak

Ask your waiter to mix and match two different kinds of tacos on one plate

Valet parking is available, and reservations are not accepted, but you can call ahead and put your name on the list 30 minutes in advance. El Bolero is doing a lot of things right, and we have a feeling it will be here to stay as the Design District becomes more popular as a culinary destination in Dallas.

El Bolero Official Website

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