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Tex-Mex Spot Primo’s Will Pop Up At the Statler Hotel’s Poolside Bar

The restaurant is set to serve its margaritas until 2 a.m.

Photo: Primo’s MX Kitchen & Lounge

Margaritas are going to flow starting this Friday at downtown Dallas’ Statler Hotel’s luxe rooftop, which is debuting a pop-up of its upcoming Primo’s MX Kitchen & Lounge in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Tex-Mex establishment announced plans in March to move into the Statler this summer after a successful comeback at its original Uptown location. Now, on the heels of Texas governor Greg Abbot’s executive order allowing restaurants across the state to open their doors on May 1, the hotel and Primo’s will roll out a limited menu at Waterproof on the Statler’s 19th floor.

The preview pop-up will last from May 1 to May 15, and it will be open late: hours run from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Frozen and on the rocks margaritas starting at $5 will be available all day, with DJs and bottle service nightly.

There are more than 25,000 cases of COVID-19 reported in Texas. The hotel is spacing the tables apart, and guests and staff will undergo a fever screening before entering the pop-up.

According to Waterproof’s Instagram, the pool isn’t allowed to be open yet and the venue is observing the governor’s 25% capacity rule, so reservations are highly encouraged but not required. “We can only operate at 25% occupancy— reservations are not mandatory,” Waterproof wrote in the comments of its post. A reservations link will be live on Waterproof’s site tomorrow.

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