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Cafe Gecko

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5290 Belt Line Rd Ste 118, Dallas, TX 75254-7512
+1 214-532-6735
11:00 - 02:00
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My friend wanted me to try this place and it did not disappoint. I ordered the chicken, spinach and mushroom quesadilla and he ordered the chicken sandwich. Both were delicious! Especially the chicken sandwich with the home made bread and the home made ranch. Service was great, calm and quiet on a Sunday afternoon. They do permit smoking inside BUT... More 

Thank Abdiel P
Rockwall, Texas
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263 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

It's a quaint little pub -- a place you feel automatically comfortable in... until you inhale. That totally depends on your toleration for smoky odors. I would honestly give the food 3.5 stars (out of 5) and the service 4 stars. If not for the stench of smokers, I would make this a fairly regular lunch stop. I just can't... More 

Thank LtColRiley
McKinney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I had a fabulous turkey sandwich here last week with a friend. It was hot and made with gouda and a jalapeño bread that was just to die for. Served with fries that were good, too. My friend got the seafood nachos, her favorite there. I tried one, and they were really good, too. Were able to sit outside even... More 

Thank WednesdayNightGirl
Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

I usually come here for weekday lunch - Christine and Amy at the bar always take such great care of me and my buddies. I highly recommend the Sour Cream Nachos, or the Sour Cream Enchiladas. For something lighter, I had an amazing blackened chicken salad the other day that blew my mind. It was loaded with fresh green veggies... More 

Thank Valerie B
Dallas, Texas
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Everyone knows the menu is delicious at Cafe Gecko. Arturo's Sour Cream Enchiladas & sour cream enchilada nachos are AMAZING-so tasty, unique recipes with the perfect amount of hot. They're addicting. The salads are huge, crisp & fresh. But if you want to eat in the restaurant, bring a mask. The smoke smell has permeated so strongly into the fabric... More 

Thank AmberHavingFun
Dallas, Texas
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750 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013

The queso & their version of chicken strips are what keeps us coming back. The chicken strips are lightly battered in a jerk seasoning so they're not too greasy & are different than just plane old breaded/fried chicken. It's not gourmet by any means but it's good!

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Reviewed 20 May 2008

The food was surprisingly good, but the smell of stale ciggarette smoke kinda ruins it for ya.

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Reviewed 12 February 2008

Ecellent quality bar food. Very flavorful. A great place to meet up with friends after work. Their jerk chicken and fried shrimp are awesome!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
Mexican, Caribbean
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5290 Belt Line Rd Ste 118, Dallas, TX 75254-7512
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-532-6735
Cafe Gecko was opened in 1991 by Dennis Dial a local bartender and offers fresh made to order menu items that range from Mexican to Caribbean and includes delicious salads and sandwiches. The place has changed very little over the past 25 years because great places don't need to change!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?