Co-owner Jose Maldonado tells Metro Times that Peso will be a more modern restaurant and quicker experience than most of his neighbors in Southwest Detroit.
The format will also be slightly different with a menu offering around 25 items that centers around a selection of about 10 Mexican-inspired dishes. Those can be served in a California-style burrito, torta, or on a plate. Maldonado stressed that it will not be like a Chipotle where one chooses individual ingredients that are wrapped up in a burrito. The menu will also include four styles of traditional Mexican soups.
The full bar will offer a line of Mexican beers on tap, some of which aren't regularly found in Detroit. Peso plans to mix around 10 different types of
"We just want to get this side poppin' again," Maldonado said, adding that Peso is a permanent restaurant. InLaws Hospitality's Jacques Driscoll previously said he may rotate concepts in the former Fist of Curry building, but Maldonado says Peso is here to stay.
"A lot of people, when spoke about the project, didn't think it was serious because of Toma, but we're taking it very seriously — it's our first and only business right now," he says.
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