3 Nontraditional Tacos You Must Try

By Farah Fleurima  |  July 22, 2014

Although Dallas adores its traditional tacos, sometimes veering off the classic path is deliciously fun. Here are three spots to find tacos that zig where others zag.

Velvet Taco
Expanding from its original Henderson Avenue branch to Fort Worth and soon to Chicago, VT boasts a WTF —Weekly Taco Feature, that is. Combos in the WTF and the regular menu get crazy, like the Picante Pork (ranch-flavored crema, barbecue sauce, cheddar and fried pickled jalapenos) and Grilled Mediterranean Flank (steak, feta, Greek salad, tzatziki, dill).

Taco Twists
Tacos get a huge hit of Indian flavor at this Plano eatery. Whether soft or crisp, you can fill your shell with tandoori chicken or even vegetarian-friendly spiced mashed potatoes and onion. Chase one or more with a creamy, shake-like mango lassi.

Del Frisco’s Grille
Ahi tuna tacos aren’t the newest appetizer out there, but the steakhouse with branches in Uptown, Fort Worth and Southlake gives them a boost of carb-freedom by ditching the shell for lettuce leaf (pictured). It’s a bit messy to eat, but isn’t every good taco?