Purepecha Room by Revolver Taco Lounge

4.9
68 reviews
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PUREPECHA ROOM is a private 14 person max occupancy OPEN KITCHEN RESTAURANT LOCATED in the BACK of REVOLVER TACO LOUNGE. The Rojas family will prepare and serve the most authentic and delicious flavors of Mexico! The 8 course tasting menu offered in our Purepecha Room is a fixed price menu by Reservation Only. Wednesday - Saturday . 2 seatings available at 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm. 8 courses. $120 per person unless otherwise quoted for any special requests plus alcohol and service. THIS IS NOT A RESERVATION FOR THE TAQUERIA IN THE FRONT REVOLVER TACO LOUNGE, THIS IS FOR PUREPECHA in the THE BACK DINING ROOM, 8 COURSE PRE FIXE MENU
CANCELLATION POLICY: We require a credit card to hold your reservation. We reserve a special dining space just for you. Please cancel with a minimum 24 hour notice. No shows and cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be charged a 50% cancellation fee per person. Cancellation fee is based on menu price or menu price quoted for any special requests
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MJ
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Grossly overpriced food and drinks. The dessert was a joke, a fried dough complemented by a film-covered warm liquid. Tasteless scraps of duck. A 'chef-recommended' spirit that turned out to be $40/glass and $30 for a vodka martini. We had 2 drinks each and ended up with a $400 bill for 2 people.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing! Go

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m
Dallas
98 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing experience!

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DJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding find. Amazing tasting menu. Every course was a winner. Small, quaint and lovely atmosphere. Hidden in the back of Revolver Taco!

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Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding 9 course fixed price meal; it may be a bit pricey, but those courses included octopus, lobster, lamb, duck, and wagyu beef, so the price is definitely justified. Every main course was excellent, but I'll remember that lamb dish for a long time; it was phenomenal. My only complain was the flan for dessert wasn't the best texture, but I'm not a big flan fan, so I'm not the best to judge. Definitely a place to go for special occasions.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is Dallas’ best kept secret Shh don’t tell anyone

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Legitimate, delicious Mexican food with a touch of world flavors that brighten the dishes without being overwhelming. They combine rustic and urban seamlessly. The room reminded me of my Abuela’s kitchen and so did the corn tortillas. My goodness.

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N
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply excellent food created, presented and served with love by a family.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely phenomenal! Highly recommend for a special occasion.

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Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the most memorable dinner we have had in years, food was savory, interesting, unusual and the intimacy of the setting was great.

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Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food cooked with love. Go here!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal we had all year. If you’re on the fence, book this now!

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G
Dallas
221 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing food experience. 8 courses of very creative dishes prepared using old world techniques. Service is attentive and professional. Will definitely return for another experience

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MW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is so much more than a meal; it is an intimate experience. You will feel like you are stepping inside a family's home while being served authentic and delicious cuisine. Highly recommend!

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RH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining experience was AMAZING. Food was authentic.

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MC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the most delicious food I've eaten in a long time. In addition, it's a fun experience to see the action in the open kitchen. Dinner and theater in one, ya know? A wonderful experience.

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OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say is that it was phenomenal. That is all.

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KH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a reservation at 8:30pm and were told at 8:45 another 10 minutes. By 9:35 we were still not seated and decided to leave. The other guest waiting also all left. If they had told us the truth when we first arrived, we would have left earlier and gotten food somewhere else. The chef never even came out to apologize to the 10 people waiting for dinner. We’d heard great things about this place but very disappointed. After hiring a babysitter, finding tough Deep Ellum parking and walking out starving, we will not be returning!

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S
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique dining experience with excellent food. The chef, his mother, niece and aunt make and serve their family recipes, explaining the ingredients and heritage. Gourmet meal that feels like family dinner.

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RB
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Purepecha was an amazing experience, for a great value - I highly recommend it to those who want an authentic and intimate setting. The evening I went, there were the three groups: couple (us), a friends group, and a family. Everyone seemed to have a great time, and we all could share the space easily. My favorite dish of the 8 course menu was the Pulpo (octopus) - I'd come back for that alone, but every dish has it's unique flavors and style. It'll be treating a friend or family to this gem again soon!

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L
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, authentic food-- great experience!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience! It’s expensive ($250+ for two) but unforgettable with amazing food cooked by multiple generations of family in a very private setting. It feels like you’re a guest in their home. Skip lunch before you go because it’s a lot of food!

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CS
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were the only table on a Wednesday late seating. The family were very nice. Food was superb. Very new experience for us. They prepare the food in front of you. A nice young man and several older women. Strange being the only table. But very nice. $100/person. Plus wine. There is not a full bar, which displeased my partner. Chef disappeared prior to dessert. There was no cheese selection, as mentioned in other reviews, and only flan was served for dessert.

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JN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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KB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could rate my dining experience any higher I would. The service and food were both incredible. Such a great atmosphere, definitely a dining experience I want to repeat!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

After trying other tasting menus like Pujol and Quintonil in Mexico City, I was very excited when I discovered this gem in Deep Ellum! It was a little overpriced, however there was a ton of variety with each dish (we had fish, octopus, lobster, lamb, duck, and wagyu) and the service was excellent! I loved how the chef explained every meal to us. Come on an empty stomach because the portions are large! The restaurant itself had a speakeasy type of vibe going, as it was located in a small intimate room behind revolver taco lounge. Overall, this experience was well worth it!

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EG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very intimate dinner served by family. Portions of each course were large so pace yourself!

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ES
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding. We loved it. It is an unusual place in some ways -- the back room of a taco joint in Deep Ellum with only 4 tables -- but the food was incredible and the service was lovely. And it was really neat to watch the chef make our next course, as the kitchen is in full view of the diners. Overall, it was one of the best dining experiences I have had lately.

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HC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food, great atmosphere and great service.
Definitely a hidden gem that will have people booking dinner months in advance soon.

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K
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfect, very authentic highly recommended!

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OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, tremendous value. Loved it.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

FRAUD, pure and simple. We expected a big night out for the price stated on the website, a prix fixe tasting experience. While the restaurant website stated the price per diner was $85, we were charged $100 each. They offered the flimsy excuse that, even though their website states $85 as the price, it can actually range from $85-100, and that they'd been meaning to update the website for MONTHS. As you can see from earlier reviews, we weren't the only ones served a surprise check. It really ruined the night, and the worst part was that the staff obviously didn't care and made no attempt to make amends. They could have easily made it up to us, but instead they refused to care and hung up on us repeatedly. We've had to contact our credit card company to try and get it settled.

The lovely women in the kitchen had to leave their work to go find the waiter for almost every course and it was obvious that they were tired of it. The women actually ended up serving us the last course themselves while muttering in Spanish that they were tired of the waiter being late. We made sure to thank them on the way out and they were so sweet, we felt sorry for them because they were obviously being disrespected which soured the experience. I wish we would have tipped them directly, they deserved it.

It feels like this idea probably started out great, but it’s past its heyday. There was no enthusiasm or smiles in the kitchen and the waiter was obviously not interested in being there. We found it faster to go out to the bar ourselves to get drinks rather than wait for him. Also, the room was increasingly hot as the night wore on.

What a bummer and an enormous disappointment. Would not recommend.

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EJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Bad Experience

First the good news - of the eight courses five were very good. Also, the women cooking our meal were nice, friendly and vey accommodating.

Now all of the bad news - Victor, our server, was absolutely horrible. He never said “hello” or “welcome” and was generally silent and sullen every time he came to the table to clear dishes. He never asked if we needed anything and when we wanted to order drinks it was difficult to get him to help us. The room that Purepecha is in is maybe 300 sq. ft., and there were only eight people having dinner, so, its not like he was overwhelmed.

When we asked about ordering drinks he said that they only server wine, margaritas and paloma, which isn’t true, they have a full service bar. I pressed him and he did admit that I could order a mescal.

Next, it was over 90 degrees in Purepecha. When we left the restaurant and stepped out into a 90 degree Dallas night it was much cooler than it was in the restaurant.

The Tortilla Soup and Pulpo with Black Beans were very much under seasoned. The Flan was marginal at best.

Then to finally add additional insult they tried to charge us $100 ea., even though their web site says that the meals are $85. Unsurprisingly, Victor was of no help. He stated that the owner had raised the price to $100/meal and that there was nothing he could do about it. Finally after pulling up their website, where it states that the the meal is priced at $85, they reluctantly changed the bill.

My wife who always tips 25% to 30%, and who regularly tips 20% for marginal service left a 0% tip. I’ve never seen her do this before. Since the ladies who did the cooking and serving were great we left them $40 in cash - they deserved it.

This place could have been great, but Victor, and his horrible attitude, really ruined the entire experience.

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Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group had a WONDERFUL time. It was cozy and charming and the food was delicious. The chef explained the inspiration and history of each course. We had so much food for the price per person. Definitely worth it for a special night out

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Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous! I felt like I was dining in the chefs home. The food was fantastic and beautifully presented. Their is no other experience like this in Dallas!

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AE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I've been on a hunt to try some new restaurants in Dallas and this one did not disappoint. The food was very good and we enjoyed the intimate dining experience. We went on a Saturday night and there were only about a dozen people there in the back room. I really enjoyed seeing the mother/son cooking experience - very unique! I loved each of the 8 dishes, and particularly loved the tortilla soup and octopus. The noise was a little louder than I expected but not unmanageable. Two areas that could've gone a little smoother: The restaurant was frustrated by last minute dietary restrictions (but didn't ask for them in advance) and the meal was $100 per person instead of the $85 listed on their website. Otherwise everything was as great as we had read about.

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MC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally the best meal and dining experience I've ever had, hands down. Fantastic from start to finish!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was delicious, but not quite the experience you would expect for the price. They tried to charge $100 each when the price on the website is $85. $65 would be about right for the experience. The dessert (flan) was not very good. I wanted to like this much more than I did and was a little embarrassed that I had talked another couple into it. Fun experience and great food, but not fantastic.

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WJ
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent authentic Mexican Cuisine. 7 perfectly prepared creative courses along with his mother's mole. What a treat. Come hungry!!

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NM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, loved our dinner here. The staff was attentive and getting to watch the chef prepare our meals was like watching an artist in his studio create a masterpiece. Come hungry!! His eight courses are no joke and we left with loosened belts and very over happy bellies.

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