october 3, 2021

Father and son live out their love of cooking with Beto & Son restaurant at Trinity Groves

We are celebrating Hispanic heritage all month – from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, and we’ll be sharing inspiring and entertaining stories with you. The new generation of Mexican food – the award-winning “Beto & Son” restaurant in Dallas was started by a father and son both with a passion for cooking.

September 22, 2021

Barbacoa Nachos on "food paradise"

There are nachos and then there are NACHOS!! Right, Beto & Son at Trinity Groves?! 

#FoodParadise New Episode

june 10, 2021

Beto & Son Mixes It Up

Julian Rodarte is the “and son” of Trinity Groves hotspot Beto & Son, which Beto—who started famous restaurant chain Cozymel’s almost 30 years ago with Phil Romano—opened with his son when the younger chef was only 23-years-old. 

march 30, 2021

The Absolute Best Brunches in Dallas

If you’re brunching for the ‘Gram, then few places will give your followers FOMO quite like the recently expanded Beto & Son, home to Insta-famous liquid nitrogen cocktails poured tableside for your snapping pleasure. Cop a spot on one of the best patios in town, complete with both covered and uncovered areas, for your chance to dig into the Sunday-only brunch spread. And don’t forget to stock up on carnitas and green chile hash, breakfast tortas, and hashbrown poutine brunch bowls—whatever it takes to absorb all that gorgeous frozen booze.

august 28, 2020

Changes Coming To Foodie Destination Trinity Groves In Dallas

Changes are coming to Trinity Groves in Dallas. The foodie destination will no longer act as an incubator for up-and-coming chefs. But, owners say new concepts are coming in spite of COVID-19. And they’re grateful that customers keep coming out — or picking up — as well.

august 2, 2020

Food Network - "Worst Cooks In America" - Fight for Food Fame

In the last skill drill, the final two recruits are challenged by a couple of cooks who aren't kidding around -- Chopped Junior Champions! Then, Chef Anne Burrell and Chef Alex Guarnaschelli teach the recruits their finale menus. For the final main dish challenge, the recruits put their newly learned skills to the test by cooking a three-course restaurant quality meal for a panel of culinary experts. Judges Mary Giuliani, James Tahhan and Julian Rodarte blindly taste each course and determine the winner who will take home $25,000!

july 27, 2020


Great news: You don't have to sacrifice the delicious flavors of the Margarita Mile because you're at home. Many of our partner restaurants are open for delivery and take-out – including alcohol and cocktail kits! Check back as we will keep the list updated when we hear more.

june 26, 2020

The Marketing Detective - The Restaurant Industry Post Covid-19 The Story Behind the Numbers

Beyond the numbers and the impact of Covid-19 on the Restaurant industry, we catch up with Chef Julian Rodarte of Beto & Son.  He gives us insight on the impact on the industry, the importance to take care of his staff, customers, and community Working with his Dad, and how he became a Social Media Sensation. 

may 20, 2020

Dallas Observer - Weekly Roundup: Restaurants Giving Time, Meals and Support to Those Who Need It

Beto & Son has been supporting several local hospitals and first responders, including those at Children’s Health, Baylor Scott & White, Hope City Dream Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center and Dallas Fire-Rescue. They have also been providing free chicken tacos to furloughed service industry workers. Last weekend, Beto & Son donated Essentia Water and groceries to 300 people at the Dallas Dream Center.

april 9, 2020

CultureMap Dallas - These are the best cocktail kits mixed up by Dallas restaurants and bars

The coronavirus pandemic may be keeping Dallas in, but it's not keeping Dallas restaurants down, and cocktail kits are the perfect example. While restaurants and bars are temporarily shuttered, Texas Governor Greg Abbott — in one of the few good things he has ever done — issued a waiver allowing them to sell alcohol to go. He could've done better by allowing them to sell their actual mixed drinks to go — better for the restaurants, better for customers. But Abbott's rule says that restaurants can only sell alcohol in bottles.

MARCH 27, 2020

Fox 4 News - Some Dallas businesses seeing success amid COVID-19 restrictions

From restaurants to recording artists, some small businesses and those self-employed are having some success making ends meet during the pandemic.

MARCH 27, 2020

NBCDFW Channel 5 - Popular Dallas Restaurant’s Customer Support Changes Uncertainty for Employees

For popular Dallas restaurant, Beto and Son, the initial uncertainty of the situation gave them concern, but North Texas gave them hope

march 25, 2020

Dallas Eater - Where to Order Cocktails, Wine, and More Boozy Options for Delivery in DFW

Il Bracco, Mesero, and more Dallas favorites are now offering alcoholic beverages alongside food deliveries. Oak Cliff, Bishop Arts & South Dallas:

Beto & Son — The Trinity Groves spot that gave away free chicken tacos to industry folks who lost their jobs on Thursday is now offering $40 cocktail kits that include a bottle of liquor, four cups and straws. Get them via Favor or carry-out. Other offerings include 6-packs of Mexican beer for $12, and bottles of wine for $25 each.

MARCH 21, 2020

Cheetah - Too Small to Fail - Chef Julian Rodarte

In the midst of the #COVID-19 crisis, we want to help YOU, the restaurateurs and small business owners. We created the #Cheetah4You documentary series to give the service industry a voice, featuring restaurant owners who are trying to survive. It features personal perspectives, sacrifices, and recommendations for others fighting to keep their doors open.

MARCH 2, 2020

FSR Magazine - 32 Rising Restaurant Stars

At just 26 years old, Julian Rodarte's resume reads like that of someone much more seasoned. 

​#8 - Julian Rodarte, Age: 26, chef and Owner Beto & Son Dallas

february 7, 2020

PaperCity - DFW Airport’s New $3 Billion Showcase Terminal Unveils a Food Hall, its Own Eatzi’s and Rotating Restaurant Delights

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s new Terminal F won’t welcome passengers until 2025, but its lively dining options are already beginning to take shape. The $3 billion addition to one of the nation’s busiest airports, will be a modern upgrade when it arrives.

february 1, 2020

Dallasites 101- 16 of the Best Margaritas in Dallas

Where to go for margaritas? One of the questions we are asked the most from you all. And now we are ready to break down 16 of the best around Dallas, with the Margarita Mile, a program created by VisitDallas to help you explore these margs year round! 

​#2 - Liquid Nitrogen Margarita: Beto & Son

january 17, 2020

Trey's Chow Down LIVE with Beto & Son Chefs, Beto & Julian Rodarte

Tune in to listen the podcast. 

OCTOBER 10, 2019

Authority Magazine - Meet the Tastemakers: “Rejection is vital to growth” With Chef Julian Rodarte of Beto & Son

"Rejection is vital to growth. I wish someone had told me to never fear failure. Before I owned a restaurant, I was a very timid chef. I cared way too much about what I thought people would say about my food, without even giving them a taste to get their actual feedback. Rejection is vital to the growth of an individual, embrace it and use it to grow in your craft, and as a person." - Julian Rodarte

OCTOBER 7, 2019

Eater - Where to Eat the Best Sizzling, Smoky Fajita Platters in Dallas

Chicken, steak, lobster and more, all grilled to smoky perfection

#10 - Beto & Son

jULY 15, 2019

Eater - How This Dallas Chef Rose From Dishwasher to Culinary Standout

Julian Rodarte, chef of Beto & Son, on his family’s culinary roots, his definition of success, and his favorite home-cooked dish.

jULY 2, 2019

VoyageDallas - Meet Julian Rodarte of Beto & Son in Trinity Groves

Julian Rodarte, chef of Beto & Son, on his family’s culinary roots, his definition of success, and his favorite home-cooked dish.

april 8, 2019

Essentia Water Commercial featuring Julian Rodarte, Award-winning Chef/Owner

How do you work your way from a dishwasher to one of Zagat’s 30 chefs under 30? With grit and perseverance, Julian Rodarte’s inventive style of cooking led him to becoming chef/owner of one of the hottest restaurants in the country.

MARCH 29, 2019

Dallas Voice - Readers' Voice Awards 2019 Winners

Thank you Dallas Voice Readers for naming us Best Dining Experience and Best Local Chef for our own Julian Rodarte! 

MARCH 18, 2019

New to Dallas Guide - Beto and Son Brings Dining Room Traditions, To Trinity Groves Dallas

Beto and Son’s roots all can be tracked back to the land of Durango, Mexico. It was Beto Rodarte’s childhood where he developed a love for enticing flavors from traditional dishes made of fresh quality ingredients straight from the farmland he and his parents lived on. 

MARCH 12, 2019

WFAA Channel 8 - Alanna Visits Beto & Son in Trinity Groves

Check out this dynamic father son duo at their Trinity Groves restaurant

FEBRUARY 12, 2019

TravelHost - Best Restaurants In Dallas

The great thing about Dallas is that we have a dining experience for every occasion, whether you are looking to take that special someone out for Valentine’s Day or you are just looking for that special date night there’s no shortage of restaurants that offer a romantic dining experience. No matter your style or tastes, Dallas has something for everyone in the romance department.

JANUARY 22, 2019

New Chef - Julian Rodarte, NEWCHEF’s first Elite Chef!

The world has experience an explosion of young chefs who have added a contemporary sparkle to existing cuisine. However, becoming a chef is much more than just learning how to cook and executing new dishes. As Dallas native Chef Julian Rodarte from Beto & Son explains in his interview with Newchef, it all starts on the floor.

december 3, 2018

VisitDallas - "Forever Texas" by the Castro band is the official song of Visit Dallas

VisitDallas announced the premiere of “Forever Texas,” the new Dallas-inspired song by the Castro band, headlined by locals Jason and Michael Castro of “American Idol” fame. (And the music video features none other than our own Chef Julian showing off his mixology skills.)

OCTOBER 19, 2018


VisitDallas is pleased to announce a new partnership with local Chef Julian Rodarte of Beto & Son, who recently had a showdown with celebrity chef Bobby Flay on his Food Network program "Beat Bobby Flay." Rodarte will serve as the Official Ambassador of the Margarita Mile, showcasing Dallas' unique place in the history of American mixology.

OCTOBER 18, 2018

Food Network - "Beat Bobby Flay" - Family Matters

It's a family affair when father-and-son chefs Beto and Julian Rodarte battle it out to prove that the only thing stronger than family is their desire to beat Bobby Flay! Cookbook author Daphne Oz and model Jourdan Dunn will then decide who has the chops to take Bobby down.

OCTOBER 17, 2018

Eater Dallas - Two Dallas Chefs Will Try to Beat Bobby Flay on TV Tonight

Tonight, Dallas restaurateurs Beto Rodarte and Julian Rodarte will appear on an episode of Beat Bobby Flay. The father-son duo of chefs behind Beto & Son at Trinity Groves will take on Flay, and Julian will compete against the Iron Chef solo in the show’s first challenge. The episode airs at 9 p.m. on Food Network.

OCTOBER 11, 2018

USA Today - The best Tex-Mex restaurants in Dallas

Slide 15 - There's a wait list every night for a table at Beto and Son, where the father-and-son owners, both chefs, elevate classic Tex-Mex dishes while remaining true to their humble roots. 

OCTOBER 11, 2018

GuideLive - Can a 25-year-old Dallas chef and his dad win on Food Network show 'Beat Bobby Flay?'

When a Mexican restaurant called Beto & Son opened in Trinity Groves, its owners were confident. Trinity Groves' youngest restaurateur ever, Julian Rodarte, had just graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York City and had come home to work with his dad, Beto Rodarte, who had cooked for investor and restaurateur Phil Romano for many years.

OCTOBER 5, 2018

PaperCity - Bobby Flay Battles Against Father and Son Dallas Chefs in a Foodie Feud

This Reality TV Showdown is a Family Affair with Plenty of Surprise Twists. Two Dallas chefs might just learn that if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Beto (no, not that Beto) and Julian Rodarte, the chefs behind Mexican restaurant Beto and Son, are going head to head with celebrity chef Bobby Flay on his Food Network show Beat Bobby Flay. The nail-biting, mouth-watering episode airs on Thursday, October 18th at 9 pm.

OCTOBER 5, 2018

CultureMap Dallas - Dallas father-and-son chef team will try to beat Bobby Flay on TV

There'll be more Dallasites on reality TV when a pair of chefs appears on a Food Network competition show. This is a father-and-son duo, Beto and Julian Rodarte, who are owners and chefs at Beto and Son, the Mexican restaurant at Trinity Groves. According to a release, the duo will put their cooking skills to the test versus Bobby Flay on the Food Network show Beat Bobby Flay.

september 4, 2018

Guest of a Guest - The 10 Hottest Chefs Under 30 In America

I am extremely humbled to be named one of the “10 Hottest Chefs Under 30 in America”, it was definitely a surprise. Thank you Guest of a Guest, I’m truly honored

september 12, 2018

D CEO - How Beto & Son Became Trinity Groves’ Top Grossing Concept

The restaurant boasts the incubator's youngest restaurateur and locally sourced Mexican food. It's a hit.

august 11, 2018

Texas Festivals/Dallas Margarita Festival - The Best Margarita in Dallas!

Congrats to Beto & Son at Trinity Groves on taking home The Best Margarita in Dallas! 

august 8, 2018

Visit Dallas - 10 Latin dance spots in Dallas

Dallas is known for many things, but what gives the Big D its sabor picante are all the Latinos that call it home. And if there's one thing Hispanics know how to do, it's how to throw it down on the dance floor.

july 17, 2018

NBC DFW Channel 5 - Restaurant Idea? Trinity Groves in West Dallas Wants to Make It Reality

A popular West Dallas location of 13 restaurants and food-based businesses is searching for more concepts to join the group. Trinity Groves partners and managers are looking for people who have ideas for the next “big thing” to hit Dallas.

july 3, 2018

KRLD NewsRadio 1080 - Businesses Hope To Cash In On Big Fireworks Show

North Texans will fill parks and restaurants over the next two days for fireworks shows across the Metroplex. Dallas' "Red, White and Boom" takes place Tuesday night at Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge. At the Trinity Groves development at the end of the bridge, business owners say this week has become one of their busiest of the year.

june 27, 2018

WFAA - Good Morning Texas - Mind Blowing Nitrogen Margarita

See Chefs Julian & Sean preparing the mind blowing Nitro Margarita

june 13, 2018

VOYAGEDALLAS - Meet Beto Rodarte of Beto & Son, Next Generation Mexican Food

Today we’d like to introduce you to Beto Rodarte. Beto, please share your story with us. 
After being a corporate chef for over 20 years, an opportunity presented itself to open a restaurant at Trinity Groves with my son Julian.

MAY 25, 2018

USA TODAY - 10 Best - 10 of the best stops on the Margarita Mile

Whether frozen or on the rocks, spicy or sweet, the margarita is undeniably Dallas' most popular cocktail. After all, the world’s first frozen margarita machine was invented there. So, of course no visit to Big D would be complete without sampling a few. Wondering where to go? Look no further.

MAY 18, 2018

WFAA - Did you know, Dallas: Beto and Son

Feelin' hot, hot, hot? It's summertime in Texas which means we're all looking for ways to beat the heat! We've all heard of liquid nitrogen ice cream by now...but have you ever heard of liquid nitrogen alcoholic beverages? Beto and Son at Trinity Groves is doing just that with their table side, smooth as sorbet, margarita. This is something you have to experience for yourself.

MAY 17, 2018


See Chefs Julian & Sean preparing delicious food! 

APRIL 11, 2018

VoyageDallas - Meet Julian Rodarte of Beto & Son at Trinity Groves

Today we’d like to introduce you to Julian Rodarte. 

Julian, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My father was a chef so I was born into the restaurant industry. 

JANUARY 4, 2018

Fox 4 News/Good Day - Shrimp Ceviche Tower

Eating healthier for the New Year? Try this recipe from Chefs Beto and Julian Rodarte from Beto & Son in Trinity Groves.

DECEMBER 22, 2017

Beto & Son, Julian start #TheRestaurantChallange

Julian Rodarte and his dad perform the first ever restaurant challenge!!!

NOVEMBER 27, 2017

Newly Twentysomething - Dallas City Guide: Amazing Mexican Food

Maybe it’s because I’m from Texas, but I LOVE Mexican food.  Three of my favorite restaurants in Dallas are Mexican, but this has become my number one.  Trinity Grove has quickly become one of my favorite places in Dallas to visit, and that’s right where you can find Beto & Son. 

SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

Zagat - 30 Under 30 National 2017 Winner, Julian Rodarte

Julian Rodarte, 24, executive chef and co-owner, Beto & Son at Trinity Groves.

​As a corporate chef for one of the nation’s largest restaurant corporations, Julian Rodarte’s father wanted his son to become a doctor, lawyer or pretty much anything outside the culinary industry.

MAY 1, 2017

Zagat - 31 Tacos Every North Texan Needs to Try

If the food pyramid were designed specifically for Dallas, it would require at least one serving of tacos per day.

APRIL 11, 2017

Zagat - Here Are the Semifinalists for Zagat's First-Ever 30 Under 30 National

Rock stars in food and drink from around the country.

Julian Rodarte, 24, executive chef and co-owner, Beto & Son at Trinity Groves.

​For the last six years, Zagat's 30 Under 30 program has honored hundreds of young exceptional hospitality professionals in major markets all over the country. Last year, we introduced lists in important foodie cities like New Orleans, Seattle, Charleston and Dallas.

MARCH 27, 2017

USA Today 10 Best - Dallas' Ten Best Mexican Restaurants Dish Up South of the Border Deliciousness

Considering Texas' historical and geographical connection to Mexico, it should come as no surprise that Dallas is absolutely brimming with terrific Mexican restaurants. But the city's South of the Border fare goes well beyond the usual Tex-Mex options.

MARCH 12, 2017

The Dallas Yum - Celebrate Sunday Funday at Beto & Son at Trinity Groves

There are so many ways to celebrate Sunday Funday, but no one does it quite Beto & Son at Trinity Groves. Rest assured, this place is perfect for pigging out with friends or la familia!

FEBRUARY 2, 2017

Fox 4 News/Good Day - Tropical Salmon Bowl

Chefs Beto and Julian Rodarte stop by Good Day to make a tropical salmon bowl with roasted pasta...

JANUARY 19, 2017

CHOMP! - Beto & Son

I had the pleasure of dining at Beto & Son this past weekend with another food blogger friend of mine. I was invited through @bestfooddallas. :) The restaurant knew we were coming and we were supposed to meet with Chef Julian...

JANUARY 1, 2017

360 West - Dining Out - New & Notable - Modern Mexican Lands at Trinity Groves

Restaurants come and go at Trinity Groves, the restaurant incubator development just west of downtown Dallas, and that's an integral part of the concept. Recently opened newcomer Beto & Son deserves to stay, judging by an early visit.

December 19, 2016

Univision 23/Otra Onda Show - Prepara una 'Fuego Horchata', para tus reuniones en estos dias festivos

Danny Luna te da los detalles en #DIY de 'Esta Navidad es Otra Onda'

December 13, 2016

Zagat - First Look: Beto & Son Debuts at Trinity Groves

The gist: It didn't take long to fill the space left vacant by Kitchen LTO when the permanent pop-up left Trinity Groves for new digs in Deep Ellum. In its place rose Beto & Son, a "next-generation" Mexican concept.

December 1, 2016

D Magazine - The Scoop: Kitchen LTO Offers Lunch, Beto & Son Opens, and More

Beto & Son is now open at Trinity Groves in West Dallas: “We decided to create the next generation of Mexican fare,” says Julian Rodarte, Beto’s son. “Taking the simple comfort food my father and I grew up with and modernizing it based on what people my age, Millennials and Gen Z, are looking for when they dine out.” Julian is a recent graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.

December 1, 2016

Eater Dallas - Beto & Son Brings Smothered Totchos & Stacked Enchiladas To Trinity Groves

The “new-school” take on Mexican cuisine opens today. Earlier this month, Eater learned that a playful new Mexican concept was headed to West Dallas restaurant incubator Trinity Groves. Now, it appears as if Beto & Son is ready to start slinging its new-school take on Dallas’ favorite dishes.

NOVEMBER 30, 2016

GuideLive - Trinity Groves' youngest restaurateur ever opens Mexican joint in West Dallas

At 23 years old, Julian Rodarte is the youngest restaurant owner in Trinity Groves in West Dallas. He is a charismatic guy with an iPhone full of gorgeous food photos -- his gorgeous food -- and a lot of ideas about what Mexican food should taste like in Dallas...

NOVEMBER 16, 2016

Eater Dallas — Mexican Poutine Will Soon Be A Thing At Trinity Groves’ Newest Concept — Beto & Son is bringing new-school Mexican to DFW

Dallas has plenty of Mexican cuisine, but a father-son duo will soon bring a new spin on some classic favorites to West Dallas. Escape Hatch Dallas reports that Beto & Son will soon open its doors in the space formerly occupied by Kitchen LTO at Trinity Groves. The restaurant is a project of Chef Beto Rodarte and his son Julian, and will feature “elevated Mexican cuisine.” But it doesn’t look like this is going to be an old-school Mexican spot.

NOVEMBER 9, 2016

Escape Hatch Dallas — New “Next Gen” Mexican Restaurant Slated to Open in Trinity Groves Next Month

Chefs Beto and Julian Rodarte are set to debut their version of elevated Mexican cuisine next month with the planned opening of their restaurant in Trinity Groves. a TG insider confirmed to the Hatch. Beto & Son at Trinty Groves will replace Kitchen LTO as the newest addition to Trinity Groves. The father and son team describe their food as “Next Gen” Mexican cuisine. Judging from an early menu, the cooking will nod to the type of chef-driven, globally influenced cooking popular in many upscale Mexico restaurants right now.