Taste of Madrid: Dallas’ Si Tapas Is Expanding to Fort Worth With Crockett Row Location

Owner Ildefonso Jimenez is expanding the Uptown Dallas favorite to Fort Worth's five-block "urban village," Crockett Row, after establishing the charming Spanish outpost in the State-Thomas neighborhood 14 years ago.

Si Tapas, Ildefonso Jimenez’s charming outpost of Spain in Uptown Dallas, is bringing its long list of tempting small plates—from pan-fried blood sausage to cod croquettes to a life-giving garlic soup—to Fort Worth’s Crockett Row.

The restaurant has signed a lease for 4,275 square feet at 2949 Crockett Street from Younger Partners, which bought Crockett Row, a five-block “urban village” filled with restaurants and entertainment destinations, in August 2022.

In the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, Si Tapas will offer both classical and contemporary Spanish cuisine, with a collection of Spanish wines hand selected by region and food that reflects “the rich regional diversity of classical and modern Spain.”

Spanish meats and cheeses are just some of the temptations at Si Tapas. [Photo: Si Tapas]

Fort Worth menu to feature ‘exclusives’

The Fort Worth location will be adding “exclusives” to its menu, including Cochinillo, a Spanish dish made from roasted pig with succulent meat, tender and crispy skin, and a very thin layer of fat; and Lechazo, a Spanish roasted lamb dish, according to Jimenez.

“We’re excited and grateful for the opportunity to expand our second location of Si Tapas into Fort Worth’s growing culinary scene,” Jimenez said in a statement.

Kathy Permenter, co-managing partner of Younger Partners, says Si Tapas already has “many Fort Worth patrons” who’ve made the drive to Dallas to sample its cuisine, adding that “this new location will give them a chance to enjoy a tapas in a casual, elegant setting.”

The Fort Worth location is slated to open in early fall.

Crockett Row is getting upgrades

Younger Partners says it has a strategic plan to revitalize the Crockett Row development “to become a top-of-mind destination for multi-generational customers.”

“We’re in the process of adding gathering spaces, parking technology to help our patrons locate our 1,500 complimentary parking spaces, improved wayfinding for all five garages, updated signage and additional elevators that will improve accessibility throughout the property,” Permenter said in a statement.

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