Former La Palapa owners to open Mesa

Raul and Olga Reyes, formerly of  La Palapa Veracruzana, are opening a new restaurant, Mesa, in the next couple of weeks.

In contrast to La Palapa, Mesa will have a full bar and a menu that is strictly authentic Veracruzana food … no Tex-Mex here, only authentic coastal cuisine.

Raul Reyes has been working on the restaurant for almost a year now, creating practically everything for the new, elegant interior by himself. Through the use of reclaimed metal and wood, he built the bar, tables, chairs and wall décor. “For one hallway, we used discarded shields from NASA, gave them an acid wash and turned them into art,” said Reyes.

The focus at Mesa is on taking the freshest ingredients possible and applying them to tried-and-true family recipes … like Olga Reyes’ mother’s special mole, on the menu as Mole de Mama Cata.

By |2011-05-05T10:03:54-05:00May 5th, 2011|Development, Dining, Food and Drink, News, Restaurants|2 Comments

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  1. MESA VERACRUZ COASTAL CUISINE May 26, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Thank you for your support.
    MESA is having a special tonight,
    Margaritas only $2.00 all day long! come join us, call to reserve your table 214 941 4246. Walk-ins are welcome!

  2. MESA VERACRUZ COASTAL CUISINE May 13, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Thank you for your support.
    We are very excited about giving people a taste our authentic coastal cuisine.
    We still have some spots open for our “mock” service tonight and tomorrow. If you would like to participate please call Mesa at 2149414246.

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