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Joe-Leo …. Best Tex-Mex in Dallas?

Freerange Concepts, the brains behind local venues such as Rustic Bowl, Barrel Mutts and Canine Cantina, today announced the creation of its new Joe Leo concept, a sophisticated Tex-Mex addition to the North Texas restaurant scene. ‘You can put it on but at its core it’s all about the kitchen. A Texas Mex restaurant called Joe Leo will serve traditional no-frills Texas Mexico such as fajitas, queso, guacamole, nachos, quesadillas, tacos and of course margaritas, said co-founder Kyle Noonan. [Sources: 3, 9]

Joe Leo Romero, Noonan’s grandfather, died five years ago, and Noonan says the restaurant is his way of honoring his grandfather. His grandfather left Mexico when he was 13 and ended up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he began working in the restaurant. [Sources: 3]

Restaurant owner Kyle Noonan was inspired by his grandfather Joe Leo Romero, known for fond memories and a life where family and friends laughed, drank and ate together in Dallas. The restaurant serves traditional Tex-Mex no frills and strives to be the best fajitas and margaritas in town. The new hot spot doesn’t skip the basics, with homemade tortillas that are original what Joe Leo and his wife used to do. [Sources: 2]

The menu includes other classics such as jumbo prawns, brochettes, guac, classic queso, quesadillas, enchiladas and tacos. Great Latin American cuisine and a fantastic courtyard are waiting to be enjoyed. [Sources: 2, 6]

This Tex-Mex restaurant on Fitzhugh Avenue, which occupies the former El Bolero Square in front of LDU Coffee, will open its doors on 5 May just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Another vegetable restaurant, Casa del Vegano, is here to enjoy vegan and vegetarian taste buds. [Sources: 6, 8]

With an informal atmosphere, live music acts and a unique full-service dining experience with home-style cooking and a Texas selection of wines, spirits and over 40 draft beers, Joe Loes has carved out a distinctive niche as a Dallas restaurant. [Sources: 11]

The concept was conceived by Noonan Sepkowitz and Texan country artist Pat Green, whose love of outdoor and live music came to life. The result is an entertaining, relaxed dinner and concert experience with a phenomenal courtyard and large Texas sky. At the intersection of Fitzhugh and Bennett, there is a large covered outdoor terrace with music and guests smiling as tequila tortillas and chips flow. [Sources: 4, 11]

Joe & Leo is characterized by clean, modern lines, wood accents and old-school pieces. Jalapeno spoon breaded with corn flour, pickled jalapeno, spicy white cheddar and corn cream. Joe’s Leos offers some of the best fajitas in the metroplex, accompanied by the tastiest and most memorable margaritas in town. [Sources: 7, 9, 11]

The COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet, but more and more Texans are reaching it. Greg Abbott granted an exemption during the pandemic that became law, and the results have made a fundamental change for restaurant owners, he said. [Sources: 3, 5]

Sources
[0]: https://lakewood.advocatemag.com/joe-leo-tex-mex/
[1]: https://freerange-concepts.fourth-ats.com/job/314995/cook-joe-leo-fine-tex-mex
[2]: https://citylifestyle.com/dallas-tx/articles/food-and-beverage/a-restaurant-for-every-craving
[3]: https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaurant-news/2021/04/09/owners-of-the-rustic-in-dallas-to-open-new-tex-mex-restaurant-joe-leo/
[4]: https://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/first-look-joe-leo-tex-mex-dallas-12241247
[5]: https://dallas.eater.com/maps/dallas-best-new-restaurants-heatmap
[6]: https://www.visitdallas.com/things-to-do/dallas-now/2021/10/new-restaurants-in-dallas.html
[7]: https://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/04-08-21-joe-leo-tex-mex-rustic/
[8]: https://www.papercitymag.com/restaurants/dallas-restaurants-joe-leo-fine-tex-mex-kyle-noonan-the-rustic/
[9]: https://www.focusdailynews.com/old-school-cantina-and-modern-tex-mex-collide-at-all-new-joe-leo-restaurant/
[10]: https://www.texasmonthly.com/restaurant/joe-leo-fine-tex-mex/
[11]: http://www.restaurantnews.com/the-rustic-unveils-new-menu-additions/
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