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15 Great Tacos in Dallas & Fort Worth

Chile Pepper Grill

Lengua

Jordan Inge

After a night of drinking in the West 7th Street mixed-use development (home to the likes of Waters, John Bonnell’s seafood joint, and Kin Kin Urban Thai Restaurant), a rectangle of straight-forward beefy cow’s tongue tucked inside a small corn tortilla crisped up a bit on a flattop griddle sounds so right to us, especially when capped with a salsa de chile árbol so hot it will expunge your hangover before onset. The usual location opens at 8 p.m., but Chile Pepper’s trailer often serves Tuesday lunch on the SMU campus in Dallas. When they participate in food festivals, watch out: they ditch the rig in favor of a canopy and catering set-up that includes a convex comal pan in which suadero, a Mexico City brisket favorite, is fried in lard.

2801 Crockett St., Fort Worth (817-908-9493). Open Wed-Fri 8 p.m.–2 a.m.

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