Peak & Elm Cocina y Bar

Peak and Elm, restaurant
Father-and-son Jesse Moreno Sr. and Jesse Jr. stand outside their new restaurant, under the vintage Peak & Elm sign. Photo by Robert Bostick
Peak and Elm, restaurant
The Morenos pulled away decades of sheet rock and grime to find a glass-brick wall at the front of the space. Photo by Robert Bostick
Peak and Elm, restaurant
One of the most appealing features of the adjacent bar is the series of vintage doorknobs they installed as purse hooks. Photo by Robert Bostick
Peak and Elm, restaurant
Jesse Sr. points out the wood-working trim they added to a beam by the restaurant's entrance. Photo by Robert Bostick
Peak and Elm, restaurant
A courtyard behind Peak & Elm may provide the restaurant with a space for an enclosed outdoor patio down the road. Photo by Robert Bostick
Peak and Elm, restaurant
Jesse Moreno Jr. and his father, Jesse Sr., clad the front of the bar at Peak & Elm with weather-beaten slats of wood. Photo by Robert Bostick
Peak and Elm, restaurant
Among the treasures at the Peak & Elm building are ample windows including these transom-style windows at the top. Photo by Robert Bostick
Peak and Elm, restaurant
Peak and Elm, restaurant
Peak and Elm, restaurant
Peak and Elm, restaurant
Peak and Elm, restaurant
Peak and Elm, restaurant
Peak and Elm, restaurant

Mexican restaurant from father-and-son Jesse Moreno and Jesse Moreno Jr., owners of La Popular Tamale House, takes over a 1900s-era place in the emerging West Elm neighborhood. P&E is cozy, only about 1,500 square feet, and seats 75, with a narrow adjoining bar clad in weather-beaten strips of wood. The talker is the series of recycled doorknobs, some recovered from the building, which are nailed to the bar as thoughtful catch-alls for purses. Menu includes authentic, almost home-style Mexican, with signature dish the tamale pie.

Address

132 N. Peak St.
Dallas, TX 75226
214-826-7617

Hours

Sun: 10 am-3 pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: 5 pm-10 pm
Wed: 5 pm-10 pm
Thu: 5 pm-10 pm
Fri: 5 pm-10 pm
Sat: 10 am-3 pm, 5 pm-10 pm

Good to Know

  • Casual
  • $$
  • Full Bar