Ruins

2653 Commerce St, Dallas
(972) 707-0607

Recent Reviews

T Coop

This was one of the stops on a '90s bar crawl that I attended. It's very cozy setting for a date inside, but also has a very nice patio. I had a painkiller cocktail that was absolutely amazing. Staff was also very friendly.

Hana T.

The cocktails were great location is great but I would never eat here again. I was told this was a must try on the menu and it came in a Tostinos chip bag and was told to dump it out and this is what it looked like. Believe it or not it looks better then it tastes. Just awful.

Shweta Nalawade

They were super friendly and explained the food really well! We got a bunch of cocktails and a scorpion bowl. The food portion sizes were good as well. They have more room in the back, and their outdoor area is really chill.

Dustin Barrett

This place was rode hard and put away wet... Staff is friendly, drinks were good. We came here for drinks around 4:00 on a Sunday. Right when we walked it, there's a guy holding up his overly drunk girlfriend. They stood in the same spot, inside, near the door, for 45 minutes. Neat outdoor patio with a large police presence, that tells you something. Skip this place.

Stephen A.

Great atmosphere good music and friendly wait staff even when they were busy they came to check on us. Food made my stomach so happy too.

Torey J.

Cool spot with a very distinct vibe that's not for everybody, and that's what I like! We came here to check it out after looking for cool bars/spots on Yelp and we weren't disappointed! It's located in the Deep Ellum stretch so it was great to grab a light dinner and drinks here and then walk around. We sat inside to really enjoy the cool decor - it's like darkly themed Mexican-influenced decor. Loved all the alibrijes and paintings inside! The drinks we ordered were fantastic. I ended up taking the server's recommendation for the passionfruit margarita and it was amazing! Their menu is mostly bar bites, so we ordered the verdecita dorilocos, nopalitos fritos, and a few tacos. Any time I see nopal on the menu I order it because it never lets me down! We really enjoyed all of our food and the dorilocos were a fun food addition to our usual tacos + app + drinks situation. Definitely recommend coming here with friends or your significant other to check out the ambiance and drinks. I would definitely come back to try their breakfast, because I love chilaquiles!

Denis S.

Fantastic tacos and a huge mezcal selection with really interesting drinks. Friendly service and cool environment top it all off. I got a mix of different tacos and there wasn't a single miss.

Corey C.

I've been to Ruins multiple times now. The 1st time it was "good" don't get me wrong. They have some authentic Mexican flavors that you don't get at some of the Tex-Mex spots in the area... BUT they have gone downhill with their fame and solid ratings and need to be taken down due to the drop in quality. They have stopped adding flavor to their food when it gets to peak hours - they are pumping out the slop for you money - and they should not be allowed to continue until they re-up the quality of food they used to serve - I will update this when they do. I live in deep ellum and come here regularly.

Johnathan Gibbins

The friendliest service of all the bars in possibly the friendliest city I've ever been to.Great staff with a knowledge of their products, tasty drinks and the most amazing tacos. The best bar in Deep Ellum.

Rachael Y.

Great vibe, Great drinks, not the best for "Dining". The vibe here is very cool! I would recommend it for a happy hour or drinks and appetizers. Most of the tables are pretty small and all of them are high tops so room on the table for food is very sparse. Their drinks were fantastic and potent. When you walk in you'll pretty much have to seat yourself and somebody will come to the table. The only reason I give four stars is because of the service. It wasn't horrible but it wasn't proactive in the sense that they don't seat you and when you do seat yourself they don't notice you. I was visiting from out of town(Austin) and really liked the ambiance , just wish they had a better dining experience.

Cindy V.

OMG the people who worked here are so nice. We came here our first night in town. The vibe was great. I wish the music was a lot better. Food was ok drinks were good. Definitely a vibe.

Miriam L.

The chips and salsa were good, the drinks were okay a little bitter. The service was a bit sparse, there wasn't a lot of customers there and there was like 4 servers but somehow it took us 45min to get a refill on waters and a few minutes longer to order our desert. The desert however was amazing! Who ever they got in that kitchen is killing it! We loved the food.

Justin L.

You can't really miss this place with the big, lit up sign. It's a pretty airy space that wasn't jammed packed, so if you're COVID conscious this might be an option for you (came on a Sat around 9pm). I didn't try any of the food. The cocktails are mediocre; it isn't anything memorable. Service is also mediocre. Interesting vibe and decor, but isn't a place I'd seek out if I come back to Dallas. One plus: they're open late.

Matt Christ

A suggestion from our bartender at Royal 38 led us here and it did not disappoint! They have, by far and away, the BEST salsa verde I've ever had, and I've had close to 100. As a person who loves all things spicy, it was perfect. Thanks again to Taylor for an afternoon of laughter and comraderie! Cheers!

Leanne K.

Not really a reviewer but this place had so many positive reviews I felt like I should speak up. Pounding music, tasteless tacos, dirty fabric on banquette seating. I'm not a hater, it's just not good.

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