If you're watching your wallet, often the best way to save money is to eat at home. But if you hate cooking or just don't want to spend another minute in the kitchen, there are other options. Not every restaurant restricts its menu to $20 dishes. There are several budget-friendly restaurants in West Village, Dallas, that can help you watch your food budget while still enjoying a tasty meal or snack.
In Texas you might be north of the border, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy some decent Mexican cuisine. Described as a "Mexico City taqueria," Taco Diner is a small chain with several locations, including one in West Village. Most of the items on the menu, including special entrees, are under $15. Popular options include beef or chicken fajitas, cheese enchiladas, and interestingly enough, a cheeseburger. Ideal for a relaxed weeknight meal with friends, the restaurant also serves breakfast on weekends and lunch all week.
For cheap drinks and affordable food, check out Max's Wine Dive from 4pm until 6pm. It might be a bit early for dinner, but the wine bar offers a few options for less than $10, such as pulled pork sliders and quesadillas. If you're hoping to relax with some wine after work, happy hour specials include $5 glasses of certain wines, plus 50 percent off a variety of other wines. Not into wine? There's also a selection of $3 beers.
Order Take Out
Edohana Express, a sushi restaurant, has earned a reputation for offering high quality rolls, bento boxes, and appetizers for a budget-conscious price. The restaurant's no-frills appearance but delicious food makes it a great candidate for those evenings when you want to have someone bring the food to you. You'll find all the classics on the sushi menu, as well as plenty of options for appetizers and bowls.
If it's a weekend night and you just want to lounge around at home, a great option is to order take out from Grimaldi's Pizzeria. Originally from Brooklyn, Grimaldi's is a chain that specializes in brick oven pizza. A plain, personal sized pizza starts at $9. You can also get larger pies or choose a calzone or white pizza, if you prefer. Grimaldi's offers a wide variety of toppings, including anchovies, artichokes, jalapenos, and baby spinach.
The prices at Public School on Tap might be a bit much during dinner, but they are much more reasonable during brunch, which is served on the weekends. Brunch time favorites include stuffed French toast, fried chicken and waffles, and eggs benedict pizza.
Enjoy Something Sweet
Sometimes, all you want is something small and sweet. Bisous Bisous Patisserie has just the thing for you. The French-inspired bakeshop offers a variety of sweets and pastries, but its signature item is the French macaron, a petite sandwich cookie made of meringue and usually filled with jam or buttercream. You can enjoy a single macaron for just $2.25
From brunch to dinner, and for all snacks and meals in between, you can find a restaurant that serves food you want to eat, at a wallet-friendly price, in West Village, Dallas.