Upscale Mexican from 2005 Visit? HELP
We dined at this upscale Mexican restaurant in 2005 NW of the Uptown area. It had a fountain on the patio to the right and the interior was very stylish (bar in front). I think it was at the end of a stripmall perhaps because I don't think it was on the street. It's style kind of stuck out from the surrounding neighborhood. Does anyone know the place and if it's still open? I can't find it anywhere on the internet.
All I can say it was damn good and it was busy. It was so good we went back for Sunday brunch. It was not Tex-Mex. Something more refined if I remember. Maybe not as good as Frontera Grill/Topolobampo in Chicago, but very good.
We have moved to Dallas and we will be disappointed if it fell victim to the recession.
Ciudad was the place and it is no longer open. It was on Oak Lawn and Blackburn. It shuttered about 2007 I believe. Pirces were very reasonable at Ciudad and they delivered on many of the dishes.
Try out Komali and Alma for your high end regional Mexican places. I have been to neither as they are still fairly new. I have heard from other diners that Komali is the better choice so far.
You can also try Cafe Veracruz in Bishop Arts District for some non-tex-mex.
I am not sure what you idea of upscale Mexican is so I am steering clear of recommending anything without the table clothes and over priced Mexican fare.
That was the name Cuidad! Thanks LewisvilleHounder. Too bad it's gone. We don't need white table clothes per se. Just well prepared Mexican dishes that go beyond the basics. Chicago has many small Frontera Grill-like places that have opened in lower rent neighborhoods. Places with great, complex flavors. We are not fans of Javier's. We were not sure what they were targeting.