Photo Courtesy of Mi Cocina

Mi Cocina is expanding once again, after opening a plethora of locations around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The restaurant, whose first location was in Preston Forest, is taking over the glassed-in space at Klyde Warren Park that was previously occupied by Savor.

“If you look at great urban parks, they all have great restaurants,” says Jody Grant, chairman of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, to The Dallas Morning News.

Founded in 1991, Bob McNutt, Ray Washburne, Dick Washburne and Michael “Mico” Rodriguez started the Tex-Mex restaurant focusing on high quality ingredients. What started as a twelve table restaurant has since blossomed into a chain with a spot in Oklahoma. This year, Mi Cocina, which is operated by M Crowd Restaurant Group, is celebrating their 30th anniversary. The new location will not be open by then, with a planned opening in fall 2021.

The new spot will feature all of the favorites, including sunset enchiladas, tacos “de brisket” and nachos al carbon. They will also have some new dishes, which they will try out on those promenading through the park. It will be open for lunch and dinner.

“If you go to Mi Cocina, you’ll see people in suits sitting next to families,” says Ray Washburne, co-owner of Mi Cocina, to the Dallas Morning News. “We’ve been around 30 years and served millions of customers over time. Tex-Mex is a backbone comfort food of this region.”

Mi Cocina plans to open in Klyde Warren Park at 2000 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas. However, eager diners can visit the Preston Forest location now.

Mi Cocina, 11661 Preston Road, Dallas, TX, (214) 265-7704


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