tastemaker nominee
Tulum chicken masa
Photo courtesy of Tulum

Upscale Mexican restaurant is from Mike Karns, chief at Firebird Restaurant Group (El Fenix, Meso Maya, La Ventana, Tortaco), but is a separate pet project between Karns and his wife, Valerie. Devised by Firebird executive chef Nico Sanchez, the menu is not specifically Mexican, although there are Mexican ingredients and inspired plates, with seafood and items cooked in an on-site wood-burning oven.


4216 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219