6 Favorite Arlington Restaurants We Missed on Our Summer Dining Guide

Back on July 6th when we posted our Arlington Summer Dining Guide, a lot of people agreed with our favorites. However, we were also reminded of a handful of restaurants that didn’t make it on the list. So we wanted to make sure you also found out about these great places to try!


Mo’s Best Eatery

Lots of philly cheese steak stuffed toasted bun wrapped in foil with thick, hand cut fries from Mo's Best Eatery in Arlington, Texas.

Mo’s Best Eatery’s Philly Steak Cheeseburger and hand-cut fries.

Arlington, texas restaurant Mo's Best Eatery's stuffed pastrami sandwich.

Mo’s Best Eatery half pound pastrami sandwich.

For over 6 years, Mo has been serving customers equal parts American and Middle Eastern cuisine on 4004 Little Road, Suite #112. Everything is freshly cut and delicious. The smoked pastrami and pizzas are locals’ favorites. The menu also has wings and appetizers, burgers, pasta, kabobs, and salads. Even though his shop is small, Mo knows how to whip out the good stuff fast. Mo takes a midday break, so note his hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3:30pm and then open again 5pm to 8:30pm. Sunday’s schedule is different, opening at 11:30am, and closing for the night an hour earlier at 7:30pm (closed Mondays.) If you want to eat close to closing time, be sure to call (817) 561-4522 and order ahead at least 30 minutes. For a complete menu and catering information, check out Mo’s website: www.mosbesteatery.com or like his Facebook Page for appetizing food images and specials. Yelp reviewers gave Mo’s Deli a well-deserved 4.5 stars.


Damian’s Cajun Soul Café

White plate featuring Damian's Cajun Soul Cafe's catfish and jambalaya combo plate. Arlington Texas

Catfish and Jambalaya combo plate from Damian’s Cajun Soul Cafe.

Damian's Cajun Soul Cafe's Shrimp stew and smothered catfish. Arlington, Texas.

Shrimp stew and smothered catfish from Damian’s Cajun Soul Cafe in Arlington, Texas.

A simple but scrumptious hole-in-the-wall place is Damian’s Cajun Soul Café on 185 S Watson Road. Each weekday and the first Saturday of the month from 11am to 4pm, they offer a short menu of southern options with just the right amount of Cajun spice. Smothered pork chops and seafood etouffee served with a side of sweet red beans and rice or cornbread seemed to be community favorites. You get way more food and flavor than you pay for and should use savings for dessert since their peach cobbler is amazing! No recipes are used; Damian and his family know how to make the food from scratch and they do just for their customers. This is probably why Yelp reviewers gave them 4.5 stars. Check out their Facebook Page for specials, or give them a call at (817) 649-7770.


Gyros To Go

A heartily filled house gyro from Gyros To Go in Arlington, Texas.

Gyros To Go’s infamous house gyro awaiting its consumer.


Dolmas, pita bread and a greek salad make up the Dolma Plate at Gyros To Go in Arlington, Texas.

The dolma plate (stuffed grape leaves) from Arlington’s Gyros To Go restaurant.

Need a quick, cheap, and tasty lunch? Look no further than the newly opened Gyros To Go at 710 E Sublett Road. Fully loaded gyros will only cost you around $5 and fuel you up for the second half of the day. They also offer combo plates, kabobs, and Mediterranean dishes like chicken shawarma, falafel, and Tabouli for a delicious dinner. If you have a short lunch hour, call them at (817) 419-2878 and pre-order. They offer printable coupons on their website (buy 3 get one free is great for families!) and some alluring pictures of their indoor and outdoor seating areas are posted on their Facebook Page. They’re open every day from 9am to 9:30pm. Yelp gave them a perfect 5 star score.


La Popular Tortillaria

Tortilleria La Popular's three gordita plate with rice and beans.

Some of the best gorditas in Arlington are at Tortilleria La Popular.


Posole rojo de tortilleria la popular, Arlington Texas.

Tortilleria La Popular posole rojo and salsas.

Though I can’t speak from personal experience, La Popular Tortillaria on 710 E Sublett Road has been suggested as the destination for the $2.50 breakfast burritos. They serve them up when the doors open at 6am. You can get their other authentic Mexican cuisine, most with homemade flour tortillas, until 8pm Monday through Friday, 7pm on Saturdays, or 5pm on Sundays. Their asado is sweet and spicy as it should be, and the green sauce has a delicious kick to it. I might have to move this to the top of my list! You can call them at (817) 375-5870 though the Mamasita that makes all this wonderful food speaks very little English. There isn’t much seating in the dining area, so most people take their food to go. They have a Facebook Page where they make occasional announcements or tease you with photos of Mexican plates worthy of Yelp’s 4.5 star rating. Looking over it makes me want to drive down and get some!


Daddy Buelo’s

Nachos with sliced avocado from Daddy Buelo's in Arlington, Texas.

Daddy Buelo’s makes a mean nacho, but the sliced avocado puts it over the top!


Steak Tapiquinano with refried beans and rice from Daddy Buelo's restaurant in Arlington, Texas.

If you’re craving authentic Tapiquiano, Daddy Buelo’s got you covered!

Another place people suggested was Daddy Buelo’s Mariscos and Mexican Cuisine at 2247 S. Cooper Street. Homemade corn tortillas and chips form the base for a ton of authentic Mexican food, with cheese enchiladas and nachos taking the cake. The atmosphere is casual, with sports memorabilia adorning the larger-than-expected-from-the-outside dining room. They also have a drive thru window or take pick up orders by phone (817) 303-5423 for anyone that wants some good Mexican food fast. If you’re a fan, consider bringing your own beer and rocking some Karaoke on Friday nights from 7-11pm. (Keep in mind they are only serving food until 9pm!) Their hours are a little inconsistent. Sunday, Monday and Wednesday they are open from 7am to 3pm, Thursday 7am to 8pm, and Saturday 8am to 8pm. For a complete menu and specials list, check out their website or Facebook Page. Surprisingly, they only have a 3.5 star yelp rating, but the reviews make it clear this is a wonderful place to eat.


Paula’s Mexican Restaurant

Paula's Mexican Restaurant in Arlington, Texas serves up a bacon, egg, potato, and cheese breakfast taco.

Paula’s egg, potato, cheese and bacon breakfast burrito is approved by ‎the Chisholm Trail Jeep Club‬, who meet there often.


Paula's Mexican Restaurant's Green Chili Chicken Stew is served with spanish rice and refried beans in Arlington, Texas.

Paula’s calls this delish dish Green Chili stew, and serve it up with rice and beans for a filling plate.

I’m guessing the Tex-Mex got all the glory in our first post because Paula’s Mexican Restaurant on 1224 W. Arkansas Lane is the third authentic Mexican place to be called required eating for Arlington residents. Carnitas taco and the gisuada tacos as well as breakfast burritos are made quick and sold cheap, making this another favorite place for a meal. The service is raved about, with servers who remember favorite orders even after months have gone by since the last visit or your kiddos are loud and a little crazy. Fresh salsa is delicious, but the chips aren’t anything to be excited about. Call in an order for groups at (817) 276-8226, or just stop in Tuesday through Friday 7am to 3pm, Saturday and Sundays 8am to 2:30pm. (Closed Mondays.) They don’t have a website, but their Facebook Page is lively and worth liking. Between the reviews on there and Yelp’s 4-star score, I’d say it’s another great option to add to you summer dining plans.


Have you eaten at any of these places or are you dying to try them now that I’ve made you hungry? Make sure to get them on your radar and let them know we sent you!

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