Dallas restaurateur Genaro Silva is returning to the fray with a new restaurant venture called Genaro's Mexican Cuisine, slated to open soon in a former bank building at the northeast corner of Mockingbird and Abrams (near Lakewood 1st & 10).
Long-time Dallasites may remember Silva from years gone by: According to the press release, he was the brains behind Genaro's Tropical, an East Dallas restaurant-slash-nightclub that opened in 1983 and was named one of the ten best new bars by Esquire magazine (beloved restaurateur Monica Greene was once a manager there). Silva was also responsible for Moctezuma's, an upscale Tex-Mex venture that once had outposts on Henderson and McKinney avenues.
Genaro's Mexican Cuisine will focus on "Mix-Mex" cuisine, which the release describes as "a combination of Central and Coastal Mexican, with European and other Latin influences." Expect dishes like saffron linguini with seafood in tequila cream sauce, grilled swordfish kebabs, beef tenderloin with red wine and black bean cream sauce, and coconut ice cream with Kahlua, plus specialty cocktails including margaritas and sangria. Silva promises to utilize sustainable seafood, organic beef, local produce when possible, and no lard (which is apparently, in this case, a good thing?).
The restaurant will feature an open kitchen, a two-sided open-air bar and a large covered patio; it's scheduled to open in late August or September.
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