Going Back to Cali

Mesero Miguel

Lauren Scheinin
September 06, 2013

Mesero Miguel; 2822 N. Henderson; 214.821.6426; meseromiguel.com

Hit-making restaurateur Mico Rodriguez (Mi Cocina, Taco Diner, Mr. Mesero) serves up a side of California at his newest boîte, Mesero Miguel, opening September 16. The two-story, 5,000-square-foot Henderson haunt (designed by Zero 3) gives a nod to Julius Shulman’s iconic photography of West Coast mid-century modern architecture. Rodriguez and chef Jon Stevens have created an American-grill-meets-Mexican menu boasting Albondigas De Mi Madre (Wagyu beef meatballs with white queso and salsa roja) and Pescado Ala Planca, aka redfish with salsa Mexicana and coconut rice. Head upstairs to The Pedro, a bar paying tribute to director Pedro Almodóvar, and sip cocktails including El Santo and La Dona, a combination of Herradura Silver tequila with house-made sangría or citrus and Splenda. “I love the ’60s Palm Springs vibe,” Rodriguez says. “I can almost imagine Sinatra saying, ‘Hey Joe, have I got a story for you.”