A month ago, Soleo had neither solidified hours of operation nor a fleshed-out menu. What started as the Velasquez family selling tacos out of a food truck grew to a small chain of 10 taquerias throughout Dallas named El Paisa. Now their eldest daughter, Lupe Velasquez, and her husband, Michael, are bringing their authentic Mexican cuisine to Preston Hollow, with the restaurant’s “hard opening” set for the second week of January. Manager Maricela Camarena says they realized most Americans’ tastes might not be suited for Mexican delicacy dishes such as tongue tacos, so they instead offer menu items such as sunrise enchiladas and torrejas, more commonly known as French toast. Brunch is available 11 a.m. 2:30 p.m. on the weekends. Soleo orders fresh eggs daily, and makes its own chorizo and corn masa for tortillas. Camarena says Soleo will stick to its roots as a family restaurant. “We have no plans to open two, three or four Soleos,” she says.
Soleo Mexican Kitchen, 8611 Hillcrest, Suite 100, 214.346.1712, soleomexicankitchen.com
Price range: $8–$13 For Brunch
Brunch Hours: 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. weekends only
Did you know? The velasquez family started out by selling tacos along Harry Hines and quicky gained customers from word of mouth.
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1 Mama’s Daughters Diner
Crispy hash browns, salty bacon, fluffy eggs and fried chicken with a side of waffles — sound good? This place may not be for the health-conscious, but if you want grits or biscuits slathered with gravy, check it out.
2610 Royal Lane, 972.241.8646, mamasdaughtersdiner.com
2 Mozart Bakery
You’ll be tempted to order one of the artful sweets, as they are crafted in such an abstract way, but try the raisin bread for breakfast. Toasted and with a smidge of butter, it hits the spot. The macaroons are also a palate pleaser, if you crave something sweet at sunrise.
2240 Royal Lane, 972.247.2922
3 Eden Restaurant and Pastries
Stop by Sundays at 11:30 a.m. for brunch that is served until they run out of hollandaise, which is almost never. For $14.95, dishes such as the eggs Benedict, eggs Oscar or pork tenderloin come with a fruit plate, assorted breads and muffins, country fried potatoes, coffee, a chocolate-dipped strawberry and a choice of toast, bagel or English muffin.
4416 W. Lovers Lane, 972.267.3336, eden-dallas.com
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