A Tex-Mex restaurant is coming to the old Grill 400 spot at Bishop and Davis. Casa Blanca, a Tex-Mex restaurant, is expected to open around Aug. 1, said owner Gina Lara. Lara closed her original Casa Blanca restaurant in March, after one year on Lemmon Avenue.

"We got lucky," she said of leasing the new space. She knew she wanted something in the Bishop Arts District, and on the day she decided to take a drive around Oak Cliff to check out the prospects, she found it. "I’m really happy with this place," she said. "It feels so homey."

Lara is related to the Rodriguez family, which owns the M Crowd Restaurant Group, and worked for years in their restaurants, including Mi Cocina. Her menu will include Tex-Mex standards such as fajitas and enchiladas, plus seafood dishes and her specialty, jalapeno pork chops.