I’m on a mission to eat at all the Mexican restaurants in the DFW area. I just can’t get enough chips and salsa. Seriously, give me all the chips and salsa. My family thinks I’m crazy, but how could you not want Mexican food for every single meal? They’re crazy.
I tried a new restaurant located in North Dallas, close to the Galleria called Loca Luna. I can’t stop thinking about their food so I had to share my experience. Loca Luna has something for everybody from Tex-Mex to dishes influenced heavily from Mexico.
Before taking a seat, I took a stroll around the restaurant. Their space is huge – over 8000 square feet. The decorations were very elegant and gave a great impression of an upscale restaurant before we even sat down. There is a decent size patio attached that I can see being full of patrons on a cool Spring day.
Upon sitting down, we were served two different salsas and a black bean dip. I knew instantly that I was going to love this place.
We usually always order an appetizer when trying new places because I want to get the full experience. I had a hard time choosing between two different types of queso that they offered but opted for the queso fondue. It was sooo good. I had to limit myself though because I knew my meal was going to be he huge. The Queso Fundido dos Veces (queso fondue) was melted Oaxaca and Chihuahua quesos served with house-made flour tortillas. With this queso, you have the option to add chorizo, mushrooms or make it spicy with poblano rajas. I chose to add chorizo and I know I made the correct choice!
To say I was full at this point of the night would be an understatement. I could have left after the queso and had been completely satisfied but for the love of Mexican food, I stayed. (To be honest, I ordered fajitas and I couldn’t wait to try them.)
My husband ordered the Enchiladas Mexicana, which was highly recommended from our server. Our server told us it was one of his favorites so we had to give it a try. This entree served way more food than we were expecting. We could have easily split the meal and been full. The Enchiladas Mexicana is an enchilada trio filled with pollo guisado (shredded chicken), brisket and chihuahu cheese, each topped with three different sauces: chile ancho, cheese sauce and tomatillo. Sprinkled with cilantro and queso fresco and Mexican crema, Served with rice and beans. I loved the presentation.
I thought that I was starving, so I ordered the chicken and beef fajitas. My eyes are definitely bigger than my stomach because I had no idea we would have so much food. I couldn’t resist ordering it all though, everything sounded too good. The fajitas were extremely tender and were full of flavor. I’d love to know what they were marinated in.
I couldn’t make a dent in the fajitas which wasn’t a bad thing. There was plenty to pack up and take home for lunch the next day. (See, I always find a way to eat Mexican food daily.) We ended the night with the sweetest dessert, El Tres Leches. Home-made chiffon cake topped with house blend of three milks, strawberry whipped cream and walnut brittle.
You could have rolled us out after we were finished eating. I felt like I ate my weight in food but every bite was worth it. Next time I go in, I’ll be venturing to the bar and checking out their walk in cedar humidor. The humidor has individual lockers for those who want to create a home here for their best cigars. Loca Luna will offer a selection of cigars for those who appreciate the flavors that a hand-rolled cigar of the best ingredients offers.
Loca Luna is located at 5301 Alpha Rd Suite #80, at the corner of Noel and Alpha Rd, in Dallas, Texas 75240. The restaurant can be reached directly at (972)-716-9907 or online at www.localunadallas.com. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.