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Rafa's Cafe

5617 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209-4309
+1 214-357-2080
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“taco” (8 reviews)
“carne asada” (3 reviews)
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5617 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209-4309
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

I enjoy supporting a neighborhood restaurant and bar, but this one doesn't need my help. It has been there for many years enjoying great success without me, so everyone likes it enough to keep going back. I met a couple there who flew in from...More

Thank alcS5877UW
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is our second review of eating joints in Dallas. Again our family hosts were kind enough to take us to one of their very special diners. We love Mexican food so were really looking forward to an authentic Mexican experience. Rafas appears to be...More

Thank RAJ P
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Food was just ok. Lots of rice and beans. Bar service is ok. Nothing great. Basic enchiladas. Tacos also ok

Thank cabotravelor
Reviewed 29 August 2017

It starts with the fresh hot sauce and crispy chips! The food comes out fast and hot, and everything is delicious! It's a great neighborhood restaurant!

Thank gogigi2014
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Rafas has some of the best Mexican food, drinks and atmosphere in dallas. Has a side that is more kid friendly and then the adult bar side. Both great to dine. Great wine menu too!!

Thank markymark14
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This place has been around for decades for one single reason, its outstanding. It's not overpriced, it's always fresh and full with people. Incredible salsa, fresh baked chips, outstanding margaritas. Try the carne asada - it's a classic. The way Tex MEX should be, reasonably...More

Thank Flyby0161
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Rafa's is the best overall Mexican restaurant in Dallas. Been going here for 20 years and the food and service is always good. Never had a bad meal. The chef has been with the owner for over 35 years. For you out of towners, Rafa's...More

Thank tom w
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and excellent food. I had a delicious taco and chicken enchilida. My brother in law loved his beef fajita tacos. Really loaded with meat. Our wives both loved their dinners.

Thank Glenn D
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

What a great restaurant. Don't be misled by it being in a little strip center. It's beautiful inside! The service is excellent! Great salsa and chips with on the spot refills all the way through our meal. The food was excellent. Really nice portions! They're...More

Thank Jartmiller
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Rafa's is a great no-frills, family friendly, authentic tex-mex experience. Service is great and food usually comes out fast. Gotta try the spicy queso and cheese enchiladas. My favorite anywhere. Parking can be hard to find so be sure to read about towing.

Thank michael9988
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Nika W
21 March 2017|
Response from Glenn D | Reviewed this property |
No, they have been in business for decades. El Chico is a completely different kind of restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5617 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209-4309
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-357-2080
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