The Daily Meal came up with this list. You will notice that there is only Dallas restaurant ranked — Javier’s at No. 49. And before anyone raises a stink about why joints like Matt's didn’t make the list, it’s because this is a list of Mexican Restaurants, NOT Tex-Mex, which is a completely different category.
Here’s what The Daily Meal had to say about Javier’s:
"In the land where Tex-Mex is king, Javier’ in Highland Park serves authentic Mexican, focusing its upscale take on Mexico City fare. There’s mounted game on the walls, lest you forget that you are still in Texas. Javier’s is not necessarily a critic’s darling, yet it’s the go-to choice for locals when they’re tired of the flashy scene at nearby Mi Cocina — and one that’s outlasted many other Mexican upstarts since it opened more than 30 years ago."