by Sabra Girard - 70 Reviews - 40 List
You don't have to travel far to experience the culinary cultures of the world. International food and mood are found just around the corner. Check out the following restaurants that allow your taste buds to tour the globe without stamping a passport.
Updated: October 21, 2009
Small plates with big flavor grace the tables of Cafe Madrid on Travis Walk and have been for more than 20 years. Potato omelets, fluffy saffron rice and lamb croquettes don't disappoint the Spanish tapas fan. A lengthy list of red and white wine is available to pair with the Spanish specialties.
Deutschland comes to Dallas in the forms of brats, schnitzels and sausage. Family owned and operated, this German restaurant and market serves homemade sausages and sells imported German products to take home. The old-style deli has endured since 1985 and continues to bring culture and remote tastes to Snider Plaza.
A big taste of France debuts nightly at a little French restaurant in Inwood Village. Gorgeous window dressings, rich seat fabrics, a stunning crystal chandelier and gleaming white table cloths showcase eastern spotted skate wing and other contemporary French entrees.
Italians with a conscience for Mother Earth and their waist lines dine here for pasta made from semolina flour and purified in-house water. An organic take of Italian favorites differentiates this pasteria from all other Italian houses in Dallas. You'll leave wanting the recipe for the Tuscan pizza bread with organic tomatoes and caramelized onions but it's a well-kept secret.
The favorite flavors of India, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia all meet on Oak Lawn Avenue to give homage to "the other Asia. Rich fabrics, warm hues and lounge seating grants a relaxed ambiance for samosas, naan, roti and other combustions of foreign flavors.
Step off the streets of the Lone Star state and into a Mediterranean mood. Cold pitchers of Sangria and tapas flow in and out of the kitchen to Turkish tunes. The international crowd converses on the rotating art and the sultry dance scene at neighboring Kismet.