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Upscale Mexican restaurant debuts in Irving with brunch and margarita flights

Mexican restaurant debuts in Irving with brunch and margarita flights

Mexican Sugar
Mexican Sugar

A suburban Mexican restaurant in Plano is opening a second location in another suburb. Mexican Sugar, which debuted at the Shops at Legacy in 2013, will open a second location in Las Colinas at 3215 Regent Blvd., Irving.

It's going in right next door to Whiskey Cake, one of its siblings; they're both owned by FrontBurner Restaurants.

According to a release, it'll open in the spring.

The menu at the Las Colinas location will follow the lead set in Plano which redefines traditional Mexican food while incorporating Latin flavors from South and Central America and beyond.

Cool-sounding dishes include:

  • squash blossom quesadilla with Latin-spiced mushrooms, cheese, rajas, and grilled onions
  • mango napa chicken salad with grilled chicken, napa cabbage, kale, mango, avocado, carrot, jicama, coconut, spiced cashews, and grape tomatoes in a mojo vinaigrette
  • crab enchiladas with lump crab meat, poblano crema, corn pico, black beans, and cilantro-lime rice
  • sea bass with crimson lentils, Mexican chorizo, butter beans, sweet peppers, and pickled onions

I mean, come on that sounds good. There are also tacos with carne asada, brisket, shrimp, and snapper; fajitas with choice of chicken, carne asada, shrimp, and a lobster-tenderloin version for $42.

The bar will features more than 150 tequilas, small batch cocktails, and tequila flights. And ooohh, this is good: You can also get their margaritas in a flight of three flavors.

Beer and wine selection is heavily influenced by South America and Spain, with a spotlight on sangrias.

Mexican Sugar will be open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Happy Hour is available on weekdays from 3 – 6 p.m. with specials on select food and drinks.

The Las Colinas location will have 10,793 square feet with 427 seats.