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Acclaimed Mexican Restaurant Moves Into Texas’ Hottest City

A Little South American Flavor Goes North

BY // 09.20.17
photography Courtesy of Meso Maya

Popular Central and South American restaurant Meso Maya arrives in Plano on Monday, September 25. The new location, situated at 4800 W Park Blvd., is the restaurant chain’s fifth outpost in DFW.

Led by executive chef Nico Sanchez, Meso Maya’s critically-acclaimed food pays homage to Mexican and Mayan cuisine and traditional techniques. The Plano location will offer house-made tortillas and unique dishes like Pollo Con Mole, Cochinita Pibil and Budin Azteca. The new restaurant will also serve cocktails, including the famous Avocado Margarita.

“Our menu features original dishes made from fresh, authentic ingredients using the scratch cooking practices I first learned while growing up in central Mexico. When you dine at Meso Maya, I want you to feel like you are enjoying a meal in my own home,” Sanchez says in a statement.

Thrillist named Meso Maya one of the 21 best Mexican restaurants in the country.

The restaurant made the move to Plano because of the area’s booming restaurant scene. Between development at Legacy West, Stonebriar and in nearby Frisco, dozens of eateries have migrated to the metroplex’s northern corners.

Meso Maya has set up shop in the Preston Park neighborhood of Plano, near restaurants such as Katy Trail Ice House, Blue Goose Cantina and Tomoya.

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“West Plano is quickly becoming one of the premier dining destinations in DFW, so we are looking forward to bringing our unique, elevated experience to the community,” Sanchez says.

Meso Maya is owned by Dallas-based Firebird Restaurant Group, which also owns El Fenix, Tortaco, Village Burger Bar, Snuffer’s and Taqueria La Ventana.

The restaurant currently has locations in Downtown Dallas, in Lakewood, at Preston and Forest and in Fort Worth. Meso Maya is also planning to open a sixth location in Addison. Construction began in July on the Addison space, which formerly housed an El Fenix restaurant.

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