Meso Maya joined the block in 2012 and brought with it an upscale menu inspired by the regions of Central and Southern Mexico. Along with made-from-scratch salsas and tortillas, the restaurant features Spanish-style architecture (remains from the building's previous tenant, Luna Tortilla Factory, another Dallas institution) and a courtyard patio.
The drink: Their unique De La Casa Margarita, a comforting blend of Blue Weber Agave, Monte Alban tequila blanco, fresh lime juice and Oaxacan sea salt, is a tasteful and tasty delight.
Food pairings: Keep it light with the ceviche appetizer – they add diced jicama to the shrimp and white fish dish, giving it a nice crunch. For something heartier, go with the pollo con mole.