After a weekend media event, the food blogosphere is all abuzz over Meso Maya and La Ventana, the newest additions to the Firebird Restaurant Group making their debuts today on McKinney Avenue. The two new eateries unite for a Mexican food trifecta along with the group's El Fenix, which occupies the same area between Klyde Warren Park and the brand new Perot Museum.
This is the second Meso Maya location (the first being located further north at Preston and Forest) and the upscale Mexican menu is mostly the same as its predecessor, with items like pollo mole, enchiladas with housemade blue corn tortillas, and roasted duck with pasilla broth, plus the addition of humongous chicharrones served alongside queso with roasted poblanos and shredded brisket. The building, which used to house Luna's Tortilla Factory, has received a thorough "rustic Mayan chic" makeover.
La Ventana is a new concept for Firebird, a walk-up window where patrons can order tacos with various fillings cradled in housemade white corn tortillas, plus Mexican sodas and margaritas. Plenty of outdoor seating is available, or take your tacos to-go across the street to the new deck park.
Both Meso Maya and La Ventana are open for lunch and dinner today; Firebird has plans to expand both concepts with additional locations in the future.
· Meso Maya and Tacqueria La Ventana Open Downtown Locations Today [SideDish]
· La Ventana and a Second Meso Maya are Now Open Downtown (Photos) [City of Ate]
· Meso Maya Downtown and Taqueria La Ventana [Thrillist]
· Meso Maya [Official]
· Previous Meso Maya coverage on Eater Dallas [-EDFW-]
· Previous La Ventana coverage on Eater Dallas [-EDFW-]