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Mexico City Cuisine And Agave Cocktails Land On Oak Lawn In November

Jalisco Norte will serve dishes inspired by Mexico City

A rendering of Jalisco Norte’s sleek, South American-inspireddining room
Coeval Studio/Courtesy Jalisco Norte
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Jalisco Norte, a forthcoming new eatery from restaurateur Tim McEneny and Chef Jose Meza, is now officially set to arrive in November.

News of the restaurant’s arrival broke back in August, and now there’s more details on what exactly the exciting new spot is going to look like. As was reported back in August, Meza brings experience from his time at Chef Enrique Olvera’s vaunted Mexico City restaurant Pujol to Jalisco Norte, which will focus specifically on the cuisine of the country’s capitol.

Meza revealed a few dishes from the forthcoming menu in a press release, and diners can look forward to plates like Vallarta-style ceviche made with ground fish, herb-marinated carne asada, and arroz con leche, a classic Mexican dish that will be served with raisins marinated in tequila, walnuts, and vanilla ice cream. The bar, led by beverage director Trevor Landry, will focus on agave-based spirits like tequila, mescal, and sotol.

In addition to the casual, “Central American-European” dining room and tree-covered patio at Jalisco Norte, the space at 3858 Oak Lawn Avenue will also be home to Lonchería, a quick-service restaurant that will serve tortas, quesadillas, and tacos to-go from a walk-up window.

Jalisco Norte hasn’t set an exact opening date for November, but the restaurant is expected to arrive before December rolls around. When it does open, Jalisco Norte will serve lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.