Dallas restaurant UnaVida, now open, serves meals from chef Matt McCallister

Dallas restaurant UnaVida, now open, serves meals from chef Matt McCallister

Certainly one of Dallas’ greatest cooks, Matt McCallister, has quietly been cooking at Uptown Dallas restaurant UnaVida, which opened as we speak, Nov. 27, 2023.

McCallister most not too long ago created Highland Park restaurant Homewood, and earlier than that, up to date Design District spot FT33. At UnaVida, not like McCallister’s previous eating places, the menu is fashionable Mexican.

Chef Matt McCallister, previously of Dallas eating places Homewood and FT33, is the chief chef of recent idea improvement for Native Favourite, a Dallas-based restaurant firm. McCallister helped create UnaVida in Dallas’ West Village.(Kayla Enright)

The restaurant is in West Village, instead of a longtime, now-closed Taco Diner. UnaVida is neighbors with Bar Colette, a powerful new spot for a cocktail.

McCallister was employed by Mike Karns, the founding father of a Dallas restaurant group referred to as Native Favourite, which operates dozens of eating places in North Texas together with El Fenix, Snuffer’s, Twisted Root, Meso Maya, Jalisco Norte, Taqueria La Ventana and extra. McCallister is Native Favourite’s government chef of recent idea improvement.

Meals and drinks at UnaVida

McCallister’s menu at lunch and dinner consists of enchiladas, tacos and even a hamburger alongside “good-for-you-food” like tuna crudo.

“We imagine in letting the components take heart stage, telling their very own story on the plate. It’s not nearly serving nice meals. It’s about how meals can deliver individuals collectively, creating lasting recollections across the desk,” the chef says in a press launch.

UnaVida is a Mexican restaurant in Dallas’ West Village. It opened Nov. 27, 2023. (Kayla Enright)

UnaVida is a standalone restaurant not meant to turn into a sequence. It’s just like one other of Native Favourite’s Mexican eating places, Tulum on Oak Garden Avenue. Whereas Tulum is impressed by the Mexican city it’s named for, UnaVida was impressed by the Oaxaca area of Mexico. The restaurant is designed with colourful materials and murals.

The all-day menu consists of shareable starters like poblano queso, guacamole, nachos and A Actually Good Shrimp Cocktail. The menu then consists of salads; bowls with beans, veggies and protein; and enchiladas and tacos.

Household-style dishes that feed 4 persons are obtainable to-go. Clients will choose a protein like adobo hen or habanero lime shrimp; choose three sides like cilantro rice, candy potatoes, refried lentils and extra; and sauces like cumin tahini, ginger wasabi and chimichurri.

Chef Matt McCallister created the menu at UnaVida in Dallas’ West Village.(Kayla Enright)

UnaVida may also serve weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to three p.m. and three breakfast objects all day: avocado tostada; a Higher Morning Bowl bowl with hen, quinoa and extra; and a chimichurri breakfast “burrini.”

Tequila-focused cocktails embody a margarita with grilled serrano and a caramelized pineapple margarita.

A blurb on the menu explains UnaVida’s something-for-everyone viewpoint: “We’re Herbivores. Carnivores. Gluten-Free. Low-carb. Low-fat. Good-fat. Excessive-fiber. Pescatarian. Keto. Vegetarian. Vegan. Plant-centric. Plant-based. Flexitarian. Paleo. Pleasure-tarian. Thrill-tarian. Eat-whatever-you-put-in-front-of-me-tarian. So be daring. Be you + drink tequila. We obtained you. Solo tenemos UNAVIDA.”

UnaVida is at 3699 McKinney Ave., Suite 307 (in West Village), Dallas. It opened Nov. 27, 2023. Open seven days every week for lunch and dinner, plus brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

For extra meals information, comply with Sarah Blaskovich on X (previously Twitter) at @sblaskovich.

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