Maracas Cocina Mexicana, formerly Monica's Aca y Alla serving the Deep Ellum community for over 20 years, opened in July 2012. Former managers of Monica's, owners Jose Sanchez and Angel Borjas changed the name to Maracas Cocina Mexicana and kept menu favorites and original staff. Maracas believes in traditional family recipes, excellent customer service, quality food & beverages and providing the perfect atmosphere no matter what the occasion. 

We're here to accommodate your group, large or small. Our private patio is also available to reserve at no extra cost. Give us a call today!


It's been our pleasure to serve our many customers through the years. Visit our restaurant for lunch, happy hour, dinner and brunch!

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Our catering service provides food and beverages for your onsite meetings, events and special occasions. Give us a call today!




Maracas Cocina Mexicana features wonderful Mexico City Cuisine, Tex-Mex Specialties and Vegetarian Dishes. Rated one of the top Mexican cuisine locations in Downtown Deep Ellum Dallas, our food and atmosphere is sure to keep you coming back for more. Our recipes are authentic and time-tested. The ingredients are always fresh. Our menu is packed with classic dishes we create from scratch. 

(214) 748-7140



Maracas offers daily food & beverage specials throughout the week. From 1/2 price dinner Tuesdays to daily happy hour & weekend brunch specials, your experience is sure to be memorable. Planning a special event? Maracas Restaurant is the ideal place for corporate parties, anniversary & birthday celebrations, bachelorette parties and other special occasions. Large Group? No problem! Reserve our Private Indoor Patio at no extra cost.

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