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Upscale restaurant in Dallas' Bishop Arts takes on tacos and burgers

Upscale restaurant in Dallas' Bishop Arts takes on tacos and burgers

Tejas Oak Cliff
Tejas' braised chicken taco on flour tortilla, with prickly pear margarita. Photo by Adam Stewart

A new restaurant opening in Dallas' Bishop Arts neighborhood is hoping to bring a fresh perspective to a cuisine that's much loved. Called Tejas, it's tackling Texan comfort food, with dishes made in-house, right down to the burger buns, as well as flour and corn tortillas.

Tejas opened August 19 at 250 N. Bishop Ave., at the corner of Ninth Street. It's the latest concept from Exxir Hospitality, and the third in a quartet of openings that include Botanist Bar, Paradiso, and Good Companions.

The menu features burgers and tacos, including breakfast tacos available all day. Sides include queso, charro dip, guacamole, and curly fries finished with a Tejas-style seasoning that combines tajin with takis.

There are vegetarian options, as well, including tacos and burgers made with Beyond Meat.

Their goal is to source ingredients from local purveyors, and they feature a list of vendors, from Oak Cliff to Celina, right on the menu.

Beverages include the Cochata, a mix of Noble Coyote cold brew and house-made horchata; and a prickly pear lemonade. Alcoholic drinks include the Tejas Old Fashioned with mole bitters; Texan ranch water; and a frozen margarita.

Exxir Hospitality is a division of Exxir Capital and a collaboration between the Nazerian family and COO Jeremy Hargrove.

They've already opened Paradiso, an elegant, vaguely-Italian restaurant, and Botanist, a cocktail lounge with the feel of a vintage laboratory, featuring an ever-changing menu of botanical drinks.

Good Companions is a cozy coffee shop and natural wine bar, coming soon.

All are helmed by executive chef Nick Hurry.

True to Exxir form, they'll open with a party to mark the opening, this one an all-day party on Saturday, August 24, with a mix of music from Texas-based singers, rappers, producers, and Tejano tunes.