Dallas, Texas has a vibrant restaurant economy. Trendy, expensive restaurants, managed by well-known "celebrity" chefs, are plentiful. These establishments could not function without the immigrants, predominantly Mexican, who perform most of the behind-the-scenes labor. Yucatecan men, from a single town in the northern part of that state, are an example of an immigrant group which has become ... [Show full abstract] incorporated in the restaurant niche of the Dallas economy. This article presents an overview of the Yucatecan community and describes the men's incorporation into the Dallas restaurant economy.