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Mexican sandwich and cocktail specialist Peso opens in Southwest Detroit in April

Posted By on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 3:21 PM

click to enlarge PESO DETROIT/FACEBOOK
  • Peso Detroit/Facebook

A new modern Mexican restaurant specializing in tortas and cocktails opens in April in the former Fist Of Curry space.

The concept, called Peso Detroit, is a partnership between the Fist Of Curry/Green Dot team and the owners behind the soon-to-open Toma Detroit.

Co-owner Jose Maldonado tells Metro Times the menu will offer about 25 items that center around a selection of about 10 Mexican-inspired dishes. Those can be served in a California-style burrito, torta, or on a plate, though Maldonado stressed that Peso will not be like a Chipotle. The restaurant will also serve four styles of traditional Mexican soups.

The Federica Picosa consists of tequila, Triple Sec, citrus agave blend, mango, and habanero. - PESO DETROIT/INSTAGRAM
  • Peso Detroit/Instagram
  • The Federica Picosa consists of tequila, Triple Sec, citrus agave blend, mango, and habanero.

Peso has been teasing some of its cocktail roster on its social media, including a drink that's a tribute to Frida Kahlo's "Coconuts" painting made up of tequila, a citrus agave blend, coconut water, coconut and bandera. The Federica Picosa consists of tequila, triple sec, citrus agave blend, mango, and habanero.

Maldonado previously said Peso plans to mix around 20 different types of margaritas, and will specialize in micheladas and cantaritos, which are tequila-based drinks served in clay cups. It will also pour a line of Mexican beers on tap, some of which aren't regularly found in Detroit.

click to enlarge Frida Kahlo (Tequila, Citrus agave blend, coconut water, coconut bandera) - PESO DETROIT/FACEBOOK
  • Peso Detroit/Facebook
  • Frida Kahlo (Tequila, Citrus agave blend, coconut water, coconut bandera)

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