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Taco Diner is a Tex-Mex restaurant chain in Dallas/Fort Worth that we recently discovered. For those of you who are familiar with Mi Cocina, another Ft. Worth restaurant, Taco Diner is owned by the same people. Taco Diner is a more laid-back version of Mi Cocina. While Mi Cocina is a Friday night date night kind of place, Taco Diner is a Saturday lunch with the family type restaurant. Of the two, I think I prefer Taco Diner. This is my review of Taco Diner.
There are actually several locations of Taco Diner. In Fort Worth, you will find them in Sundance Square and the new Waterside neighborhood, just off of Bryant Irvin. There are six other locations around the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex with a seventh one opening up soon in Southlake. Both of the Fort Worth locations are pretty convenient. The Sundance Square location is in a prime spot right on the Plaza. Waterside may be unfamiliar to a lot of locals due to it being so new. However, if you drive down Bryant Irvin between I-20 and I-30, you will see this recent development which is anchored by REI and Whole Foods. Once you are in the parking lot for the new area, you will easily see Taco Diner on the corner. Once Waterside is fully developed, this will be a hot spot, to be sure.
Taco Diner offers a whole list of regular and street tacos, including brisket, chicken, shrimp, and steak. They also have quesadillas, soups, salads, enchiladas, fajitas, and hamburgers. Their kids’ menu includes a taquito, quesadilla, taco, or hamburger. The rice and corn cakes are the exact same as Mi Cocina. We have eaten several different items here on our three visits. Everything we have tasted has been delicious. Personally, I prefer the food at Taco Diner to Mi Cocina. It feels fresher, brighter, and less greasy to me. The food is simple, straightforward, and tastes really good. The Americano tacos are my favorite item on the menu. For a complete look at the menu, check it out here.
We have only visited the Waterside location. However, I suspect that the decor at Sundance Square is not much different than Waterside. It is bright, light, and airy inside. The color scheme is white and green. There are lots of windows to let in natural light. You will see large semi-circular shaped booths along one wall. Along the opposite wall, there is a long bench seat that runs the length of the restaurant with multiple tables. The other side of these tables have chairs. In the back of the restaurant, you will find a small bar with seating at the bar or high top tables.
The decor is a modern version of a classic diner style. It is beautiful and comfortable all at the same time. We have eaten here multiple times with our son. He feels as comfortable here as we do. I would not hesitate to eat here with children. It is a very family-friendly place.
The prices at Taco Diner are pretty reasonable. And, there is a range of prices on the menu to accommodate your budget. For our family of three, we can eat here for $25-35 dollars, which includes tax and tip. This is an affordable place that is a huge step above fast food. It’s nice to be able to have a place to go for a nice meal without breaking the bank. I can always appreciate this!
Taco Diner is a local chain of restaurants with locations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. You will find two locations in Fort Worth. The same company that owns Mi Cocina owns Taco Diner. Taco Diner is a lighter, more relaxed, and more family-friendly version of Mi Cocina. I actually prefer Taco Diner’s laid-back style. The food is simple and delicious. The atmosphere is bright and casual. This is the perfect place for a nice weekend lunch with the family or if you have friends in town.
If you are visiting the Fort Worth area and looking for some good Tex-Mex food, you should definitely consider Taco Diner. The Sundance Square location is perfect for tourists because it sits right in the heart of Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth. Give it a try and come back and let me know what you think. I hope this review of Taco Diner helps you with your Fort Worth food choices. Happy travels!