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In the Chips!

With Dallas in prime patio season, it’s the perfect time for an afternoon snack or late night splurge of chips and salsa. Here are our some of our favorites that will leave your mouth watering.

Urban Taco Trio (avocado lime crema, rooster pico, roasted peanut habanero)

1. Avila’s Restaurant
This quaint, authentic and cozy hole-in-the-wall restaurant serves up a spicy starter that’s made from the freshest ingredients. It’s a great way to spend your Sunday afternoon with friends. 4714 Maple Ave., 214.520.2700, avilasrestaurant.com

2. Javier’s
The late-night hot spot is best known for its game and seafood specials, but we find their chips and salsa to be the real crowd pleaser. The thin chips and smooth salsa are a perfect pair with a margarita—or two. 4912 Cole Ave., 214.521.4211, javiers.net

3. MesoMaya
There’s one word for MesoMaya’s salsa—addicting. After tasting its perfect mixture of fresh and fiery flavors, you’ll understand why. Their new urban Tex-Mex downtown restaurant has a great patio for lunch and dinner that’s just blocks away from Klyde Warren Park. 1611 McKinney Ave., 214.484.6555, mesomaya.com

4. Mr. Mesero
The newest addition to the famous dining digs founded by Mico Rodriguez features a mix of American standards with Mexican classics. Hang out on the private patio overlooking Mckinney Avenue and choose from a long list of salsas such as habanero, pulla and serrano. 4444 Mckinney Ave., 214.780.1991, mrmesero.com

5. Urban Taco
Sit back and relax at this fun and casual Mexican restaurant. Make sure to order the chips and salsa trio, which features housemade chips that have that perfect amount of crunch and a salsa list that’s impossible to chose from: They all taste so good! For locations, dinedsrg.com