After a summer of out-of-town weekends, we felt woefully disconnected from our favorite Dallas ritual: brunch.
We hadn’t even completely unpacked our bags before we headed to a spot that had been on our short list since it opened. And Le Taco Cantina (in the former Scotch & Sausage space) does not disappoint.
It’s here that Chef Daniel Tarasevich fuses Tex-Mex, Southwestern and Asian flavors with French culinary techniques to create tacos that aren’t your typical meat-and-cheese options. In fact, you won’t find much cheese on the menu here at all.
Brunch is especially delightful because the tacos are as filling as they are creative, meaning you could theoretically walk out for five bucks, an unheard-of feat at brunchtime. Yet you’ll want to splurge and sample more than one. Promise.
The absolute must-order is the Le Taco Benedict, a handheld twist on the traditional poached egg-and-hollandaise dish. Choose from carnitas, brisket or grilled shrimp (and off-the-menu option). It may look daunting, but we trust you can unhinge your jaw for such girth.
Another brunch essential is Le Oscar Taco. Akaushi beef, black truffles, lump crap meat and asparagus mingle for a surf-and-turf fiesta of flavors. Moo shu duck confit tacos, meanwhile, bring the Asian side of things into sharp focus with hoisin, snow peas and Napa slaw.
And if you’re not into the whole avant-garde thing, traditional breakfast tacos come loaded with scrambled eggs and chorizo, carnitas, brisket or bacon.
From the bar, Bloody Marys offer just the right amount of spice to start off the meal. Then switch to a carafe of sangria or mimosas and relax your way from afternoon to evening on the patio.
Because our butts stuck to a chair with a cocktail in-hand?
That’s our kind of fusion.
Le Taco Cantina
Weekend Brunch, 10:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
2808 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas