This Way In >>

New Dallas restaurant AvoEatery makes everything with avocados


Avocados are always in season at a new restaurant that opens today in Trinity Groves.

The trade and marketing group Avocados from Mexico has partnered with Trinity Groves to open AvoEatery, a unique restaurant that specializes in all things avocado.  It occupies the former Casa Rubio space in Trinity Groves.

Avocados from Mexico CEO Alvaro Luque says it’s the only restaurant of its kind. It will function not only as a full-service restaurant but also as a test kitchen to develop recipes for the food service industry and chefs. The 2,500-square-foot AvoEatery features a menu with 29 items and 10 cocktails. 

“We aren’t restaurant people; we are marketing people,” Luque said. “We’ll create the menu then let Trinity Groves operate the restaurant. Our goal here is to have an American restaurant where everything has an avocado twist. It’s the food you’re used to eating but we incorporate avocados into everything.”

Every dish on the one page menu – from cocktails to main courses, small plates and desserts – includes avocados as at least one of its ingredients. Some cocktails are sweetened with avocado honey and include frozen avocado ice cubes. The sipping straws will soon be avocado-based. Even iced tea gets an avocado kick from steeping the dried leaves of the plant. The weird thing? Every one of the dozen or so dishes I tried at a recent preview was not only delicious but reasonably priced. 

Prices range from $6 for appetizers to $22 for a 16-ounce New York strip steak topped with avocado-chimichurri sauce (that price makes it a real ba) rgain.Avocado cocktails run $9 to $12.

A goal of AvoEatery is to promote the use of Avocados grown in Mexico. Two billion pounds of Mexican avocados are exported the U.S. each year, Luque said, yet the average household only consumes three avocados per month. “You can’t even make a good guacamole with just that,” Luque said.

An average restaurant that buys avocados orders two or three cases per week; AvoEatery general manager James Hamos said he expects to use between 50 and 100 cases a week, “and I have every vendor in town standing by in case we run short.”

And yes, Avo Eatery serves excellent guacamole and even avocado fries, two of the best uses ever for fruits grown on trees. (You knew that avocados were a fruit, right?)

Mesero
Haywire Plano
The Ranch Las Colinas

Recently Published

»

Popeyes will bring you a free chicken sandwich every Sunday, starting today

Fried chicken star Popeyes has launched a free meal deal ...

»

Dallas chef Sharon Van Meter opens a South Dallas charmer with the debut of Beckley 1115

The Hatch HQ staff had an opportunity to VIPeek inside chef Sharon ...

»

National Anthem, the new Dallas restaurant from the founder of Neighborhood Services and Town Hearth, has opened. Here’s the menu

Serial restaurateur and all-around talented chef Nick Badovinus ...

»

The best dry-aged steaks in America are at this Dallas steakhouse

 If you‘re a fan of prime beef that’s been dry-aged a super ...

»

The Exchange at the AT&T Discovery District adds pizza and ice cream just in time for Chefs for Farmers’ annual celebration!

The Exchange at the AT&T Discovery District has added two new ...

»

Lobster dogs, brisket banh mi among 25 new foods you can buy at the State Fair of Texas this year

When Big Tex takes his perch on the midway at the State Fair of ...

»

Chicken Scratch & The Foundry have a new owner, new concept on the way

Announced over social media, Oak Cliff’s outdoor fried chicken ...

»

Creators of Twisted Root and Truck Yard debuts new Fort Worth country music & beer hall

The creators of Twister Root Burger Co. and the Truck Yard ...

»

McKinney’s Hutchins BBQ, already the best in far North Dallas, snags acclaimed pitmaster John Mueller for reopening team

Hutchins BBQ, already the best BBQ restaurant in far North Dallas, ...