Avocado lovers, rejoice — an entire restaurant dedicated to the world’s favorite bright green, good-fat-packed fruit will open its doors at Trinity Groves this month.
AvoEatery, a new restaurant from the marketing group that touts the benefits of Mexican avocados, is set to take over the former Casa Rubia space at 3011 Gulden Lane on January 30. This isn’t the first foray into Dallas’s dining scene for Avocados From Mexico, which opened a stand called AvoEats that started slinging avocado toast and chocolate-avocado mousse at the American Airlines Center in 2018.
At this new full-service eatery, avocados are mashed, pureed, pickled, diced, sliced, grilled and even made into shrubs, syrups and honeys for cocktails. The menu, developed by chef Steven Bell, boasts five different types of avocado toast, tuna poke, and hearty entrees like steak-frites served with avocado chimichurri. On the cocktail side of the menu, find libations like the AvoRita, mixed with Espolon tequila and avocado puree. Even desserts get the avocado treatment here, including an avocado brownie that’s topped with avocado-vanilla ice cream.
Not surprisingly, AvoEatery’s space is decked out in shades of green with vibrant murals designed to make diners feel like they’re eating beneath an avocado grove. Of course, there are plenty of of opportunities for “Instagrammable moments,” including an avocado-shaped chair out on the patio beneath a neon sign that reads “AVO good DAY.”
It’s a shrewd move for Avocados From Mexico, a nonprofit marketing agency operated by the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association that exists solely to tout the benefits of Mexican avocados and perhaps more importantly, sell avocados. At present, the U.S. imports about 80% of the avocados it consumes from Mexico, which is pretty significant considering that the import of Mexican avocados was banned in the United States until 1997.
When it arrives on January 30, AvoEatery will be open for dinner service daily. Brunch and lunch are set to follow the weekend after Valentine’s Day.