An excellent restaurant doing authentic Mexican food is coming to Uptown Dallas: Hugo's Invitados, which has been doing authentic Mexican food at its inaugural location in Las Colinas since October 2018, will open a second in Dallas, in the McKinney & Olive luxury tower.
According to a release from Crescent Real Estate LLC (Crescent) and J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Hugo's will open in 2020, along with a separate restaurant whose details are still to come.
Hugo's and the other still-unnamed restaurant will bring a total of eight options at various price points to the building.
"We're extremely proud that McKinney & Olive has not only maxed out its office leasing with exceptional customers, but we've also filled our retail space with premier restaurant and retail operators," says Crescent Real Estate managing director John Zogg.
Hugo's will build a flagship location in the 11,000-square-foot end space opposite of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in McKinney & Olive.
Hugo's is a partnership between entrepreneur Mark Hulme and restaurateur Hugo Miranda, who was previously with Meso Maya.
It represents an incredible addition to the Dallas dining scene, with fantastic drinks, appetizers, entrees, vegan items, it's just a fantastic place. It's so good, I've driven to Las Colinas to eat there.
Helming the kitchen in Dallas will be chef Natalio Charles, who brings 21 years of experience.
The new Dallas Hugo's Invitados will also house a fast-casual concept within the restaurant offering street tacos and organic margaritas.
As for the final ultra-mysterious restaurant – whose identity will be revealed in coming months – it will offer an all-day menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
As noted in the release, McKinney & Olive was the first to bring to Dallas fresh concepts that include Roti Modern Mediterranean, Mixt, Starbucks Reserve, and Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen.
Both Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse and Hugo's Invitados chose the luxury tower for flagship locations.
The building is also home to Malibu Poke, the poke restaurant from Jon Alexis; CycleBar, an indoor cycling class; and Drybar, which does blowouts.
Other retail offerings include CrossFirst Bank; The Marketplace, offering fine wine and sundries; Voila Dry Cleaning & Laundry; an electric car charging station; a car detailing service; and a shoe-shine service.
The 20-story McKinney & Olive opened in August 2016 and was the first commercial building in Dallas to be designed by an internationally acclaimed architect, the late Cesar Pelli and his architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, since the '80s. It's at 2021 McKinney Ave.