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a mosaic of stone and tile - it invites you to enter the old home and eat with friends and family

Zaguán is the elaborate entry-passage in the grand old colonial homes of Spain and Latin America. Like an announcement of entry into the home, the zaguán is carefully carpeted with a pebble-stone mosaic. Zaguán is a symbol of invitation and Latin history; a literal ground-making of warm Latin hospitality. Strolling on a busy street in many Latin American cities you can peer in through the carved wooden doorway to search out the treasured traditional entry space; each zaguán carries its particular recipe of both family and friendship memory.


“The idea began with something like a dinner party. About 17 years ago, Carlos Branger, who had recently moved to Texas from Venezuela (in the Andes area near the border of Colombia) would have friends over and cook things that he loved from home. He’d stuff fresh corn envelopes with beef and chicken and sample queso blanco, arepas and cachapas born from family recipes. To Branger, the joy of hosting was immense.”
Nick Rallo, Dallas Observer July 7, 2017

What our Customers Say

A place I never get bored going to. Excellent food, great coffee and a diverse group of patrons.“
- Don T, Dallas, Trip Advisor

“Good morning Dallas.  Can’t believe I went 23 years without trying a cachapa”
- dbabyswiss Instagram

Zaguan we LOVE everything about you. #foodie #dallaseats #streetfood#latinfood

- Chefsforfarmers Instagram

Hallelujah-NO TX MX! Breakfast served all day.
- Alicia D, Facebook

“Arepa with chicken and avocado salad.  Reina pepiada in an arepa: this was a Spectacular combination!!! This option doesn't need more words.”
- Andy S, Dallas, TX, Trip Advisor

Zaguán “.. that restaurant with the amazing smoothies."
- Wanda75019, Coppell, TX Trip Advisor

“Fresh & Whole 30/Veggie friendly,  In Dallas for wedding etc needed to find options for food that follows our boot camp plan we started. Zaguan did not disappoint! Fresno salad plus grilled veggies were amazing! Thanks guys!”
- Kelley M Trip Advisor

Zaguán “So amazin.  We found this restaurant on Yelp and saw that it was very gluten friendly. It has such an amazing amount of gluten free items.”
- Writewandaann Trip Advisor

Zaguán “Delicious & Allergy Friendly.  This restaurant is consistently great - food is outstanding, service is quick, and the price is perfect for a lunch with friends. The food is very flavorful and the menu is extensive.”  
- Juliet R, Ann Arbor Michigan, Trip Advisor

Zaguán “Surprising Latin Food”,
- Sam M. Bossier City, LA, Trip Advisor

“… and to find the best alfajor I’ve ever had in the southern US, look no further than Zaguán-whose powdered sugar to dulce de leche’s ratio is just perfect” sucrose_solidarity, Instagram