Food & Drink

Pan-roasted duck and mezcal cocktails in the old Luna's digs (with bonus taqueria!)

For their second location, choice Mexican eatery Meso Maya threw down some serious chips, which may explain why they ended up in the old Luna's Tortilla Factory building. For this project, they tapped designers Jones-Baker (Cru, Rusty Taco, etc.) to freshen the place while keeping it in line with the original vibe, meaning... ... they've kept the original stone floors and archways in the 130-seat resto...and returned "the first Mexican restaurant outdoor patio in Dallas" to its former glory.Apps for the new spot include these pork chicharrones (w/ queso poblano & brisket adobado) plus Molotes, which're essentially blue tortilla chips stuffed with glory... and potato, chorizo, Jack, salsa & queso.They've upped the mains, too, like this pato al pasilla (pan-roasted duck breast, blue corn tlacoyo, nopalitos, and smokey dark pasilla broth), and Huachinango: snapper seared with the skin on, masa tamales, calabacitas, queso, guajillo & hoja santa sauce. Libations range from a hand-shaken (not blended) pina colada and a Hibiscus Sour, to the El Viejito, which is made with mezcal, teq, agave nectar, and orange bitters that simply can not accept Syracuse's 7-5 season.Or, if you're in the mood to eat on the street, walk up to attached taqueria La Ventana, an outdoor seating-only spot with......cilantro, onion, and salsa-topped tacos stuffed with proteins including bistek, carnitas, suadera, and, if you're not already licked from the other options, lengua.