A new restaurant called Mestizo will bring a slew of seriously trendy dishes like birria ramen to Carrollton this month.
A rep for the restaurant tells Eater that Mestizo will make its debut inside the Trinity Valley Shopping Center at 2626 North Josey Lane, Suite 107 at the end of July. Mestizo got its start as a series of pop-ups inside the space, which formerly housed an outpost of boba tea shop Zero Degrees. “We talked to them and asked them to give us one or two days to do pop-ups,” owner Hang Nguyen says. “We had different chefs and restaurants and even home bakers bring us food to sell, and it took off.”
The menu at Mestizo, developed by chef Lucky Ruocco, will boast a pretty wide variety of Asian and Latin dishes, including the uber-trendy birria ramen, a bowl of brothy, spicy noodles that blends two classic dishes from Mexico and Japan. The menu also boasts sizzling sisig platters, nacho towers, birria ramen, deep-fried fish topped with sweet chili tamarind sauce, and a ton of slushies, boba teas, and coffee drinks.
The flavor of the shop’s signature drink, called the White Rabbit, is inspired by a Chinese milk candy that Nguyen ate as a child. “It’s an old-school candy that your grandparents give you when you’re a kid,” she says. “It’s got kind of a milky flavor, it’s a little sweet, and we have the blue crystal boba that goes with it.” According to Nguyen, Mestizo will be the only boba shop in DFW with a drink like the White Rabbit.
An official opening date has not been set just yet, but expect Mestizo to quietly kick open the doors for both takeout and dine-in service at the end of July.