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Metro Intelligencer is a periodic column about the vibrant and changing restaurant/dining scene in the metro Detroit area, reported/written by Dana Casadei.

New Mexican spot

February 19, 2019

 

In Mexican culture, soups are normally made on weekends, and Peso –  2547 Bagley Avenue, Detroit, the former home to Fist of Curry – will follow that tradition. Each weekend Peso (the name of Mexican currency) will make traditional soups and offer breakfast. During the rest of the week, they’ll only be open for dinner, at least to start, said Jose Maldonado, one of the restaurant’s partners, who also include Green Dot owners InLaws Hospitality. “We don’t want to be just another Mexican restaurant – we want to do different twists to a traditional Mexican menu,” Maldonado said. The menu has over 20 items, centered around 10 Mexican-inspired dishes, the twist being that they can be ordered as a California-style burrito, torta, or on a plate. As far as their full-service bar goes, they plan to have Mexican beers on draft, Mexican-style drinks like palomas and sangria, and at least 10 different kinds of margaritas, which will rotate depending on what’s in season. Maldonado said the space – they are envisioning an early March opening – has been entirely gutted and will be filled with two-tops and a mural by local artist Freddy Diaz. This isn’t the only upcoming restaurant for Maldonado and his partners, they are also the team behind Toma Detroit, a mezcal and tequila bar shooting to open by the end of the year.

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