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The wait is over. The Lakewood Meso Maya opens today on the southwest corner of Mockingbird-Abrams at 11 a.m.

We first announced the restaurant in October 2015, and it was confirmed in February. Meso Maya has two other locations, one downtown near the Perot museum, in between El Fenix and Taqueria La Ventana, and one at Preston-Forest in the northwest corner’s strip center.

The Lakewood location will comprise roughly 6,000 square feet next to a dry cleaner and behind an urgent care center.

The new spot is not taking part in Restaurant Week, which begins today, even though they were listed in the group of participating restaurants. The opening of the new location was delayed while owners waited nearly a month for a new Certificate of Occupancy from the city, which they needed to obtain before opening. The wait left the opening date in question.

The only participating neighborhood restaurants are Clark Food & Wine and St. Martin’s Wine Bistro, both on Greenville Avenue.

Restaurant week, benefitting the North Texas Food Bank, continues until Aug. 21, but some restaurants extend their special menus for a week or two afterward. Participating restaurants offer three-course prix fixe dinners for either $35 or $45. Some also are offering a two-course lunch for $20 or a Central Market fourth course option.

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