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Upscale Mexican restaurant has designs on new Dallas neighborhood

Upscale Mexican restaurant has designs on new Dallas neighborhood

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Gourmet Mexican food is coming to Fitzhugh Avenue. El Bolero

A second location of El Bolero, the Mexican restaurant in the Design District, is coming to Dallas in fall 2017. It'll open at 2650 N. Fitzhugh Ave., at a new mixed-use project at Fitzhugh Avenue and Central Expressway.

El Bolero describes itself as an authentic, regional Mexican concept that draws inspiration for its food and beverages from the diverse regions of Mexico. The first branch opened in April 2015, with a stylish interior and with chef Hugo Galvan, previously at Cafe San Miguel on Henderson Avenue and Hacienda San Miguel in Fort Worth. Chef John Tesar stepped in for a spell a few months later.

The menu includes entrées such as enchiladas, scallops with lobster rice, chile rellenos, fajitas, and snapper veracruz. There are tacos, ceviches, flautas, and empanadas. Tortillas are housemade and extra thick. There are cocktails and a full wine list with wine by the bottle or by the glass. There is brunch.

It'll go into B & F Flats, a new mixed-use development at the corner of Fitzhugh and Bennett avenues. B & F, can you imagine yourself saying, "Hey, I live at B & F." In addition to residential units for rent, the project will feature widened sidewalks, street parking, and structured parking. That's two kinds of parking. In case you think there is a parking problem, well, there's not.

B & F comes from JLB Partners, who also built another 311-unit project a few blocks away on Bennett Avenue. It's one of many developments under construction on Fitzhugh between 75 and Ross Avenue.

Richard Ellman, co-founder of Apheleia Restaurant Group, which owns El Bolero, Oak, and Pakpao, is enthused about the area. "We look forward to participating in the transformation of the Fitzhugh corridor, which is seeing great momentum this year," he says in a release.