Who knew? Turns out the suburban enclave, part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, boasts some of Texas’s best Indian restaurants. Here are three that had us at vindaloo:

Desi District

This year-old market and restaurant is bold in both décor and flavors. Ordering, done at the counter, can be challenging, only because the innovative menu offers so many options. We recommend the “tosa,” a mashup of a taco and a dosa, and the lamb-packed sheekh kebab, a helping of hearty meat with delicate caramelized onions, peppers, carrots, and cabbage. A house-made creamy popsicle or gulab jamun cupcake is a must, and don’t forget to pick up groceries on your way out.

Everest Indian & Himalayan Restaurant & Grill

Since 2013 this place has been reaching new culinary heights with its outstanding Nepali and Indian food. Standouts include lamb biryani, momos (steamed dumplings with chicken), and both the vegetarian and meat thalis (platters), featuring loads of accompaniments from samosas to dal soup. The portions are generous, the staff is welcoming, and the dining room, complete with old-school booths and beaded pendant lights, is endearingly comfortable. Best of all, the place is BYOB. May we recommend packing a sparkling rosé?

Pasand Indian Cuisine

Don’t let the white tablecloths fool you—the food here is approachable, affordable, and oh-so-good. Hit the buffet for lunch or head in for dinner, when standout à la carte dishes include the massive, crisp-edged Mysore masala dosa (a lentil-and-rice flour crepe stuffed with potatoes) and hot spiced-lamb vindaloo. Ask for a side of the refreshing yogurt-based raita dip to cool your tongue—it’s terrific here. There’s beer and wine, too.

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