DK Maria’s Tex-Mex

Thank you, DK Maria’s, for inviting me to try your food! While I did receive some complimentary treats, all opinions are my own. Now, let’s get to it!

If you’re on the south side this weekend, avoiding the downtown SXSW chaos, check out DK Maria’s Legendary Tex-Mex. Located at Slaughter Lane and Manchaca Road, the restaurant is “inspired by DK Maria, a strong woman with rich heritage and a spicy life to bring guests legendary family recipes.”

They have all the the Tex-Mex staples – enchiladas [their brisket enchiladas are legendary!] tacos, margaritas, queso, etc. However, where DK Maria’s really shines is in their menu’s diversity. Grilled or fried, boneless quail, menudo, ceviche, grilled fish, carne guisada, and chorizo sopes really round out a pretty extensive menu! They also have a breakfast menu which includes good ol’ fashion pancakes, served until 3pm.

Let me finish by talking about two of my favorite things – shrimp cocktails and tortillas. Shrimp cocktails are delicious and I order them everywhere I can! DK Maria’s has a HUGE shrimp cocktail. When I go back, I’ll probably just get the shrimp cocktail as my meal. I’m also pretty picky about tortillas. I have set a pretty high bar for how tortillas should taste and DK Marias’ passed the test! Handmade every day, I highly recommend tortillas with whatever your meal is, even if you just scoop some queso into them (which is what I did.)

So if you’re looking for a new Tex-Mex spot and are interested in trying some new, unique dishes, I highly recommend DK Maria’s.

Author: Kelly

Kelly Phillips is the writer and photographer behind You can view more of her photos on Instagram @DiscoveringATX and her photography portfolio at

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