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Monica Greene Has Left Monica's Nueva Cocina

Beloved Dallas restaurateur Monica Greene has parted ways with her newest restaurant venture, Monica's Nueva Cocina, which opened in the Ilume building on Cedar Springs in October. Via a post on Monica's Facebook page, she says that she hasn't been a part of Nueva Cocina for about a month now; the restaurant still carries her name but that she "hope[s] that changes soon".

Dear Friends:

Whether change is by choice or imposed, negative or positive, personal or professional, it's always a challenging fact of life. With any major changes there are actions we can take to ease the process. The rumors were true. I haven't been a part of Monica's Nueva Cocina for about a month now. For the moment the restaurant still carries my name, I hope that changes soon.
I believe that the owners of this restaurant still committed to serve great Mexican Food. I wish them the best. Monica's have been a dream that I hoped to bring top reality. For me , it was so much more - a chance to return to the Oak Lawn area, and a chance to take an exciting concept to fruition. Since I had to help earn the reality of this dream, I treasured it every day in a unique way. I always gave it "my all". Even after a tough year as this past one, I look back with the wisdom of hindsight and I have to recognized that I enjoyed help create a good restaurant. To each of you who supported the restaurant and me.
Thank you.


Greene parted ways with her longstanding Deep Ellum restaurant, Monica's Aca y Alla, to open Nueva Cocina; it remains open but is now called Maracas. Greene also owns the fast-casual B.E.E. Enchiladeria in Oak Cliff.

· Monica's Nueva Cocina [Facebook]
· Previous Monica's Nueva Cocina coverage on Eater Dallas [-EDFW-]

Monica’s Nueva Cocina and ME Lounge

4123 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75219 214 219 1639 Visit Website