La Duni Latin Cafe
4620 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75205
Blending European traditions with Latin American soul, La Duni mixes
the flavors, aromas, colors, textures, forms and sounds of both cultures.
At La Duni, family is the foundation of life. Anyone who sits at our table
and shares our meal: neighbor, friend or stranger, during those precious
moments, they all become family. Experience our Latin Home, savor our
authentic foods and drinks, and participate in the traditions and customs
that have been passed from generation to generation of passionate,
devoted and caring Latin Families.
4620 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75205Get Directions
HoursOpen 6 Days a Week
Closed on Mondays
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday - Thursday
5:00pm to 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday
5:00pm to 10:30pm
Saturday & Sunday
9:00am to 3:00pm
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Dining InformationExtensive Wine List
Take Out Meals
Additional ServicesBanquet Facilities
Full Service Catering
Payment DetailsAmerican Express
Diners Club Card
Executive Chef Julia Lopex
Julia Lopez born 1973 in
Chicago, IL, grew up in
Chihuahua, Mexico. After
graduating from college in
Mexico, and while in El Paso,
she felt attracted by a career
in the Hospitality Industry.
In 1999 Julia came to Dallas
and attended El Centro
Community College Culinary
Art Program. During her
academic period she participated in numerous culinary competitions achieving high recognition and
her professors’ favor.
Her potential was swiftly recognized by Marriott International in 2000 and was
offered a position at the DFW Marriott South River City Grill. In 2001 she went to
work for The Mansion on Turtle Creek under the direct supervision of chef Dean
Fearing. After becoming the chef saucier, she joined the nationally acclaimed
La Duni Latin Café in 2003. In 2004 she was appointed Chef de Cuisine at the
sibling La Duni Latin Kitchen and Baking Studio. After only one year of operations
the restaurant received the coveted accolade “Among Best Restaurants in
America” by Gourmet Magazine October 2005, where she continues to develop
her skills and passion for Latin Cuisine.
In 2006 she was promoted to Corporate Chef where she oversees the culinary
development team of La Duni North America and the creation and
implementation of new menu items, and food quality consistency system wide.
She has also collaborated in the creation and implementation of a number of
concepts in Chicago and other cities.
Chef Julia was also appointed as Executive Chef of the new concept ALO “Street
Foods of Mexico & Peru” in January 07. The restaurant opened in July and by
end of year it was named among “Top 10 new restaurants of 2007” by The
Dallas Morning News.