The bar sits in the same space, but customers who frequented Jorge’s Margarita Factory will find little else reminiscent of that restaurant. Everything has been remodeled to create a Mexican boho coastal vibe.
A visit to DosAlas feels like a trip to Las Vegas; Diosa evokes the azul beaches of Tulum or Cancun.
Diosa shares the choose-your-own experience style of DosAlas. Patrons can dine at the bar or a communal table for a casual night out or two tops and booths for a more intimate experience. They can order a few small plates like lobster ceviche, ahi tuna tartare, or blistered shishito peppers and drinks or splurge on wagyu shaved tableside or Mediterranean sea bass for two. Food comes out as it’s done to ensure freshness and proper temperature. The full menu includes crudos (thinly sliced raw fish dressed in vinaigrette, citrus, or other seasoning), appetizers, a range of grilled steaks, entrees in individual portions, and entrees for two people.
Diosa shares DosAlas’ flair for tableside theatrics. Guacamole prepared with grilled avocados, to add a bit of char and creaminess, arrives under a cloche filled with applewood smoke. Carnitas made with mojo marinated and slow-roasted pork shoulder sizzles on a cast iron platter.
“The goal is to be really focused on food traditions and ingredients from Mexico,” said Anne Haerle, vice president of innovation and operation for food and beverages at Pearl West Restaurant Group. “To design the menu, we looked at the history of Mexican cuisine and how it evolved including outside influences from countries like Spain, Portugal, France, and the southern United States to present familiar dishes in new ways,” said Haerle.
Diosa’s cocktail menu is inspired by the tequila-making process. “Earth, air, fire, and water are needed to make tequila. We looked at that process of making and aging tequila to design our drink menu,” Haerle said.
A happy hour menu will be offered when the space opens. Eventually, outdoor patio seating and lunch service will be added. Reservations are available through Diosa’s website, diosarestaurants.com.