We have eaten there three times now since they opened which hasn't been that long ago and each time the service has been fantastic, the staff energetic and attentive to your needs. The owner comes by your table with that great smile and asks how is everything. Great drinks and the food is awesome. So far we haven't had a bad meal. ps: the house margaritas will sneak up on you :)
Finally, an authentic and GOOD Mexican restaurant and located in our little community. The owner, a Spanish woman named Lupe, has a little gem in this restaurant.
Having spent some time in Mexico, and lived in California, it was easy to get spoiled by the easy availability of really good Mexican food. Having moved back to Florida, I've been searching for that perfect and *authentic* place that served real Mexican fare. Dahlia's hit the nail square on the head.
To be sure, there are some Americanized dishes there too. You'll find burritos (an American invention), fajitas, hard-shell corn-tortilla tacos and such (also American). However, their menu is packed with food that is the "real deal." Genuine soft-shell tacos, with carne asada, carnitas and al pastor. Poblanos, moles and more. And, the flavor is awesome!
I had the Pick 3 Taco plate, which and chose 1 each of carne asada, carnitas and al pastor. The tacos are served simply (and correctly) with just a smattering of onion, cilantro, queso blanco (hard, white cheese) and... Well that's it. Real Mexican tacos are simple creations. The meats used however, are very flavorful, marinated and grilled to perfection! The carnitas was music to my palate and the al pastor taco was absolutely heavenly, with gentle notes of pineapple, just as the Almighty intended. :-)
My mother had 3 chicken tacos and likewise, the chicken was seasoned well, shredded and served simply. Each dish came with a side of refried beans with just a dash of queso blanco. Again, just fantastic. Neither of us chose to add anything to enhance the meal. The food was not spicy-hot, but had excellent flavor. Adding to it would have taken something away.
To drink, mom had the "Corazon" margarita, a sweet raspberry-base with a salted rim. She loved it, though I found it too sweet for my personal taste. I tried--and loved-- the Horchata Borracha, which was a nice twist on a typical Mexican horchata (a rice-based drink) with a shot of some very nice rum.
I can't extol how wonderful this place is. I'm definitely a fan and will be back again for sure. If you are visiting this area and looking for a genuine Mexican-style lunch or dinner, Dahlia's is a must.
Everything was excellent and the restaurant is beautiful!!! Chips & salsa were served soon as we sat down, drink order taken immediately and always refilled without asking. Food came out in a timely fashion and was delicious! Dahlia's has definitely taken Mexican food to the next level, we will be visiting again very soon!
The food quality was excellent and the dishes were well-presented. The pricing is not great (ex: get either rice OR beans with your taco platter, $1.99 extra to add a small bowl of either). The interior is clean and fresh with a modern design. The service was not strong and was poorly coordinated given the number of employees in the building. Owners were within feet of our table chatting with friends while we tried to find our waiter/bartender who had vanished into the kitchen. A nice addition to the area, but they need to pay more attention to customer service.