Moving To The Burbs

Mesa takes its killer mole from Dallas to suburban Southlake

Mesa takes its killer mole from Dallas to suburban Southlake

Mesa Dallas
Owner Raul Reyes wants to introduce his food to a new audience. Photo courtesy of Mike Hiller
Mesa Dallas
One of Mesa's signature dishes is its enmoladas - corn tortillas dipped in mole. Photo courtesy of Mesa Dallas
Mesa Dallas
Mesa Dallas

City mouse will expand to the country, when Mesa — the authentic Mexican restaurant in Oak Cliff known for its killer mole — expands to Southlake.

Manager Jaret Reyes confirmed that her parents Raul and Olga Reyes will open a second branch in the heart of the suburbs at 2801 E. Southlake Blvd. The space was previously Buffalo Cantina.

"We are going to open in September," Reyes says. "My father is getting some people to train and my mom is going to go over there. The kitchen is very big. She's going to cook the food for both branches."

 "It will be the only Mexican restaurant of its kind in Southlake," says manager  Jaret Reyes.

The menu will be the same, but with the addition of a couple of items including shrimp cocktail and ropa vieja, which they'll also feature at the Oak Cliff branch.

The Reyes were approached by a friendly investor who wanted to see Mesa expand.

"My dad wanted to do something in another city to attract more people," Jaret says. "He decided to open another one and see how it goes. It will be the only Mexican restaurant of its kind there. We spoke to some of the other people in that area, and he went to city and showed them the concept. Everyone seemed excited. Hopefully it will be a hit."

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