Where: Uptown Dallas
Yes, my last post was an announcement of Mr. Mesero’s arrival on McKinney Avenue. But today I got the pleasure of actually tasting the food. It’s owned by restaurateur Mico Rodriguez (Mi Cocina, Mia’s, etc.) and it’s some delicious authentic Mexican food.
Whether you’re a Mi Cocina fan or not, this place rocks. The inside is clean, sleek and brightly lit, with friendly staff to go with it. The lunch hour was almost full, and it made for a great spot for conversation and great food.
Not only was the service fast, but the portions were perfect. Usually a Mexican lunch is overbearing because of it’s large and in charge sizes. Not here. It’s the perfect amount.
I had the grilled veggie tacos with a side of rice. The rice had little bits of carrots, and it was perfectly cooked (I love rice, can you tell?) On the side was their fresh slaw–cabbage, carrots and a few other veggies with a delicious dressing. I put the slaw in my tacos and it was a great combo with the warm veggies.
Not-so-authentic Mexican for our starter, we had their queso with spinach and artichoke. Let’s call it the Mexican version of spinach artichoke dip. It was really yummy with their large round fresh tortilla chips.
Another starter was the tapatias. Mini tacos with shredded brisket (?) and a little cheese and sour cream. They weren’t my cup of tea, but everyone else loved them.
Ryan had the enchiladas mexicanas–one with shredded beef with red sauce, the other with chicken and tomatillo sauce. Yum, yum, yum. Perfect amount, fresh and just perfection.
…and they convinced us to order dessert. Not sure what this one is, but it was moist and could almost be a chocolate tres leches cake, if that’s possible. Their desserts come from La Duni, so basically, they’re really good.
As if I couldn’t rave enough about this new Mexican (with a side of American) eatery, I went with my boyfriend and his mother who are both Mexican and even they were raving about the place and couldn’t believe the authenticity. It’s actually Mexican, people. But if you’re afraid of non-TexMex, they have some more “gringo friendly” options.
I also got the pleasure of meeting owner Mr. Rodriguez, and his presence at the restaurant was very inviting. The fact that he was there greeting guests and even back in the kitchen says a lot. Just go try it.