You probably know the de la Cruz last name. The family has operated a handful of restaurants around town, including El Sol Mexican Cafe & Bakery and El Zocalo Mexican Grill in Chandler and Mangos Mexican Cafe and the now-closed De la Cruz Bistro in Mesa.
And now Obed de la Cruz has brought the family's specialties to Central Phoenix at Mejico, his new restaurant located in the former home of Linda's on Osborn, just up the street from Bink's Midtown.
The restaurant opened last week and offers, lunch, dinner, takeout, and a full bar. The menu includes a selection of family specialties, seafood entrees, and salads.
DE LA CRUZ SPECIALTIES Shrimp Relleno $22 Poblano chile stuffed with grilled ship, queso Monterey, topped with poblano jalapeno cream sauce Relleno de Pollo $20 Poblano chile stuffed with chicken, queso Monterey, topped with chipotle sauce Cheese Relleno $18 Poblano chile stuffed with queso Monterey, topped with chipotle sauce Mole de Pollo $18 Chicken simmered in a traditional chocolate, peanut butter, and sesame seed mole sauce Chile Verde $18 Diced pork simmered in our spicy green chile sauce Enchiladas de Pollo $17 Classic chicken enchiladas with green tomatillo sauce, topped with creama Mejicana Enchiladas de Rez $17 Slowly cooked shredded beef enchiladas with red sauce Backyard Carne Asada $20 Marinated thinly sliced sirloin. Served with guacamole and salsa verde
DEL MAR Enchiladas de Camaron $16 Grilled shrimp enchiladas served with green tomatillo sauce Ceviche $13 Choice of shrimp or fish, cured in lime juice Ahi Tacos $17 Seated Ahi tuna with avocado, onions, cilantro, and spicy red sauce Tacos de Pescado $17 Fish of the day, served with seasonal salsa Camarones ala Diabala $23 Sauteed shrimp with onions, cilantro, garlic, in a spicy red chile sauce
BOTANAS Queso Fundido $8 Chile y chorizo con queso Guacamole $8 Fresh guacamole Doriditos y Salsa $4 Salsa fresca with fried chips
SALAD Ensalada Mejico $15 Grilled chicken, fresh greens, avocado, tomato, cucumber, and red onions with a raspberry chipotle dressing House Salad $6 Fresh greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions, cheese
SOUP Caldo Azteca $8 Chicken tortilla soup with avocado, potato, spinach, tortilla strips, and queso Monterey
Mejico 2333 E. Osborn Road 602-956-4420 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday (bar open until midnight on Saturday)