The northeast corner of Forest and Inwood became a little trendier last year when a small restaurant strip sprouted up and brought us bagels, juice and street tacos. The third aforementioned eatery, the popular Dallas chain Rusty Taco, became an instant favorite in Preston Hollow, and readers this month voted it the best in the neighborhood.
Named for its founder Rusty Fenton, the original restaurant opened in 2010 on Greenville Avenue in a converted gas station. The same offbeat vibe is reflected in the new building on Inwood, which features a retractable garage door for indoor-outdoor seating.
The made-from-scratch tacos come on flour or corn tortillas and are served open faced, piled with beef, baja shrimp, fish, crispy chicken or barbecue brisket.
“We are pretty much as authentic as you can get when it comes to street tacos,” manager Tom Mayer told us last year.
Rusty Taco also serves breakfast tacos all day, Mexican sodas, beers and cheap margaritas.
Runner up: Meso Maya
Third place: Taco Diner