Dallas loves its Tex-Mex and there's perhaps no greater dish that illustrates the philosophy behind the hybrid Mexican and American styles of cooking than the enchilada.
Technically defined by Webster's as "a usually corn tortilla rolled around a savory mixture, covered with chili sauce, and usually baked," in Texas an enchilada is typically defined as "a tortilla wrapped around something and then covered with something."
There seem to be as many Tex-Mex places in Dallas as there are people, so whittling it down to just nine was a tall task. Nonetheless, here are our favorite examples of the versatility, creativity and history the enchilada can capture.
The Avila Special at Avila's »
Enchilada combos at BEE ("Best Enchilada Ever") »
Goat Cheese Enchiladas from Blue Mesa »
Chicken Enchiladas at Cowboy Chicken »
Cheese Enchiladas at El Fenix »
Lights Out Enchiladas at Enchilada's »
The Beef Enchiladas at Herrera's »
Mi Cocina's Spinach Enchiladas »
Brisket Enchiladas at Mia's »
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About the author: Rich Vana spends his days discussing, discovering, and writing about food in Dallas and the surrounding areas. Sometimes he even gets to partake. You can see the fruits of his labor at Entrée Dallas.