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Fancy Uptown Dallas Tower Nets a Massive Mexican Restaurant

Hugo’s Invitados hopes to arrive next year

Hugo’s Invitados will open inside this Dallas tower next year.
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An acclaimed Mexican restaurant that debuted in Las Colinas last fall with vegan-friendly fare will open a flagship location in Uptown Dallas next year.

Hugo’s Invitados’s newly announced 11,000-square-foot restaurant will sit across from Del Frisco’s Eagle Steakhouse (2021 McKinney Avenue) inside the upscale McKinney & Olive building. A second all-day restaurant just signed for 5,300 square feet, but details are under wraps for now.

Hugo’s Invitados’s inaugural location relies on organic and gluten-free ingredients to build its pork belly chicharróns; build-your-own bowls filled with chicken al pastor to Impossible meat; chicken tomatillo enchiladas; and brisket tacos. Hugo’s Invitados will also include a fast-casual addition slinging street tacos and organic margaritas. Dallas vet chef Natalio Charles will helm the kitchen.

Hugo’s is named after Hugo Miranda, who previously ran six Meso Maya restaurants before jumping on a new partnership with entrepreneur Mark Hulme. With the latest restaurant leases, the splashy three-year-old project owned by Crescent Real Estate LLC and J.P. Morgan Asset Management is fully leased.

The 20-story tower, designed by famed architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, also houses a Roti Modern Mediterranean, Mixt, Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen, Starbucks Reserve, and Malibu Poke.