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DINE IN, CATERING, CARRYOUT

Hours of Operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11A - 9P
Friday and Saturday: 11A - 10P

5617 W Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 357-2080 • Fax (214) 261-9501

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SERVING GREAT MEXICAN FOOD SINCE 1975

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Mark Winstead
Mark Winstead
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After 500+ visits (no exaggeration 25 years), still my favorite Mexican food. Wide variety of menu items although I ALWAYS get chicken fajitas with burned-black onions (my special request). Food same quality as 25 years ago and Raphael is still on site daily. I guarantee youll like this place but it is kid-friendly. At least 2 presidents have eaten here and they'll treat you like a king.
Krista Owens
Krista Owens
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My family and I have been dining at Rafas for over 15 years. The food is consistent, service is outstanding and the margaritas (order the Chet margarita) are the best. Oscar is our primary waiter. Whenever I’m with my clients, we definitely stop here to refuel before looking at more houses.
Kevin Burck​
Kevin Burck​
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Incredibly amazing! This was our first time here and it was beyond phenomenal! The green salsa, red salsa, and Smokey salsa - are must tried! This place serves TRULY authentic food and it felt great to find a place that serves excellent home cooking Mexican style food. 5 stars!
Barbara Weinberger
Barbara Weinberger
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Another Tex-Mex institution, and it deserves every bit of praise for sustaining excellence as long as it has! Meal after meal, they deliver delicious food with attentive service at a reasonable price. A definite destination when we want to show visitors the best of Dallas Tex-Mex! Try the seafood enchiladas!
NOVA 1
NOVA 1
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EXCELLENT veggie enchilada experience!! Salsa is great!! Our waitress Maria was right on point on her suggestions, service and very personable! Thank you Maria for making this an excellent 1st time experience!! Highly RECOMMEND!! Wiil be back soon...💃🍷💃
Llomaira Maldonado
Llomaira Maldonado
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We love eating here! Authentic Mexican food. You get what you pay for. The service is always amazing, waitstaff is friendly and professional. Drinks are great as well. The place is decorated with beautiful Mexican art. This is a place to truly appreciate with whomever is accompanying you to eat.
Molly Bierman
Molly Bierman
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Perfect local neighborhood Mexican restaurant! I grew up coming here probably close to once a week. Wide range of menu choices, very fast & friendly service, very reasonably priced...Highly recommend this place if you are anywhere nearby. Good for groups (although it can get crowded, so make a reservation!) and kid-friendly as well.
Freddy Naidu
Freddy Naidu
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Great place for family and their portions are huge !!! Great customer Service as well and most of all they made me fresh black coffee !!! Love the food here !!! 5 stars
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Authentic Homecooked Mexican and Tex-Mex Cuisine​

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Owner, Raphael Carreon, opened the original Raphael’s restaurants in 1975 and Rafa’s Cafe in 1994. Raphael’s has been an institution in Dallas and in the Metroplex area ever since. Rafa’s –the sister to Raphael’s–continues the same Mexican family traditions, providing great Tex-Mex and Mexican specialty dishes. The menu ranges from popular nachos or fajitas to the exotic shrimp enchiladas or snapper a la Feliz. Rafa’s also has a wide selection of carb-friendly items including choices of chicken, fish or vegetable dishes.

Come enjoy our full bar menu including Mexican and domestic beers, a variety of wine and super margaritas (try our house special, the fresh lime margarita). And the TV’s in the bar are always tuned into sports.

Our dining rooms feature cozy, bright and festive colors, with the feel of a tropical cafe. Rafa’s Cafe is family oriented and child-friendly with a relaxed and casual atmosphere where you will feel at home. Join us for the Best Tex-Mex in Dallas!

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