Meso Maya

The soon-to-be Meso Maya at Mockingbird-Abrams is now a maroon red — a fairly drastic change from the peachy beige that formerly colored the building. Is it a sign that the restaurant will be open soon?

The website posting job applications for servers, hosts and bussers states that the location will be open in late spring, however, its windows and doors are still boarded up. We have a call into the corporate office to find out the timeline for the Lakewood opening.

We first announced the restaurant in October 2015, and it was confirmed in February. Meso Maya has two current locations, one downtown near the Perot museum, in between sister concepts El Fenix and Taqueria La Ventana, and one at Preston-Forest in the northwest corner’s strip center. The concept began there four years ago.

The Lakewood location, Dallas’ third and newest Meso Maya, will comprise roughly 6,000 square feet next to a dry cleaner and behind an urgent care center. The Mockingbird Abrams Shopping Center owners also expanded Joann’s and added a Jos. A. Bank in recent years.

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