Photo by: Kathy Tran

Taco talk

Cinc5 Taco Bar wants you to think of it as the younger sibling of Cinco Tacos Cocina and Tequila.

The Preston Hollow Village eatery, across Central from Lake Highlands, isn’t a full-service restaurant like its Addison counterpart. Its taco-centric menu isn’t as expansive as its suburban sibling, and the fast casual concept is housed in a smaller space, says general manager Moises Rodriguez.

Simplicity is exactly what owner Mario Letayf and chef Antonio Marquez strived for when they considered tackling Dallas’ restaurant scene.

“It’s a different experience, and we just wanted tacos in Addison to be known in Dallas,” Rodriguez says.

Customers can choose from more than 25 variations of trendy or traditional tacos at the counter, but servers run food and drinks to the table, Rodriguez says. The customer service and bar isn’t as common in most fast-casual joints,

Photo by: Kathy Tran

and Rodriguez is confident that — along with the homemade tortillas — will give the restaurant staying power over similar restaurants.

“The idea is to expand and give them a run for their money,” he says.

Did you know: The lyrics painted on the taco bar’s wall mural highlight some of owner Mario Letayf’s favorite classic rock bands like Pink Floyd and INXS.

Cinc5 Taco Bar
Price range:
Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
7949 Walnut Hill Lane, suite 130