Much-anticipated Mexican restaurant Jalisco Norte is gearing up to officially make its debut at Turtle Creek Village.
The restaurant is set to swing open the doors at 3858 Oak Lawn Avenue this week, bringing an upscale menu of Mexican dishes from Chef Jose Meza. Before moving to Dallas, Meza spent time in the kitchens of Enrique Olvera and Rene Redzepi, along with serving as a chef at Cancun’s Hotel Nizuc.
As far as the food is concerned, diners can look forward to plates like queso fundido, esquites, and tamales. Alongside beloved dishes like enchiladas and quesadillas, the menu will also feature roasted chicken in Oaxacan mole negro, veggie tacos served in charred cabbage leaves, and a hearty birria de res, or beef short rib stew served with freshly-made tortillas.
Barman Ravinder Singh, formerly of Rapscallion, has signed on to craft the restaurant’s boozy options, which will center around agave-based spirits like tequila, mezcal, and bacanora. Complex sips like the Desert Scorpion, mixed with Banhez mexcal, Licor 43, creme de cacao, grapefruit bitters, and a dash of Cholula hot sauce, serve as solid accompaniments to the dishes on the menu.
Jalisco Norte will open on Thursday, November 2. The restaurant will be open for dinner starting at 4 p.m. daily, with lunch and brunch to follow in the coming weeks. Before checking out Dallas’ newest (and arguably most exciting) Mexican eatery, scope out the menu below.