Thursday, February 12, 2009
Maximo Cocina Mexicana in North Dallas now open for lunch hours
And next week begins Sunday brunch.
DALLAS On January 24, Mark Maguire celebrated the grand opening of his fourth restaurant in Dallas, Maximo Cocina Mexicana & Margarita Lounge, with a Charity Gala benefiting DCAC that raised close to $20,000. Located across the street from the Dallas Galleria shopping complex, Maximo opened the following Friday for dinner and opens for lunch on Wednesday, February 11.
Executive Chef Amador Mora, previously of Trece and The Mansion, and Executive Sous Chef Joey Villarreal, have teamed up to create a menu that spotlights some familiar Tex-Mex as well as traditional Mexican plates, including:
· Amador's Signature Guacamole: fresh cilantro, roasted onions, garlic cloves, roasted tomatoes, avocado, lime juice, serrano and habanero peppers, muddled in a molcajete and prepared tableside
· Carne de Tenderloin Envuelta en Hoja de Maguey: grilled filet of beef smothered with pasilla and shallot paste, wrapped in blue agave leaf, served with black beans, vegetable rajas and corn on the cob
· Alberta's Enchiladas: soft corn tortillas filled with spinach, chicken, onions and pico de gallo with jalapeno cheese and finished with Alberta's secret enchilada sauce
· Salmon Cocido al Vapor: salmon filet steamed with tequila, lime peel, chiles and fresh Mexican herbs, served with sweet corn mash and jicama slaw
The lunch menu at Maximo will be geared for speed, while still offering a diverse selection of Mexican staples, such as:
· Ensalada Cancun con Pollo: blackened chicken in our spices, served with romaine hearts, grilled pineapple, orange, tomato, onion, aged cheese and tossed in a cilantro-ginger vinaigrette
· Torta Mexicana de Fajita de Rez: homemade roll smothered with chipotle mustard and filled with grilled fajita meat, cabbage, grilled onions and jack cheese
· Comalada de Carne y Pollo: Mexican stir fry of beef and chicken with salsa de molcajete, tomato slices, avocado wedges, lime sour cream and warm house-made tortillas.
In addition to the delicious food on the menu, Maximo's enticing Margarita Lounge features ten signature margaritas, including the popular Maximo Heat, which combines fresh jalapenos muddled with their classic MAX-A-RITA base, providing a sweet and savory 'rita with a kick.
Maximo serves its unique herb and fruit-infused margaritas and authentic Mexico City cocktails for HAPPY HOUR every Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Margarita Lounge, where cocktails are $4.25, signature drinks and martinis are $6, 20 oz draft beers are $4 and bottled beers are $2.50.
Maximo Cocina Mexicana & Margarita Lounge is open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner, and will start serving a Sunday Brunch rom 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., beginning February 22
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