Grizzelda’s, Austin’s newest Mexican restaurant from the team behind Jacoby’s off East Cesar Chavez, is opening on Wednesday, November 30. This means Mexican food with Texan influences, or as owner Adam Jacoby describes as “Texas heritage and Mexican tradition.”
This is all made easier when the meat is all sourced from the Jacoby Family Ranch in Melvin. Running the kitchen are executive chef Albert Gonzalez and Austin Ewald as chef de cuisine.
The menu spans tacos, seafood with ceviches inspired by Tulum, and mole and pebil influenced by Mexico City. The kitchen looked closer to home for the enchiladas, queso, and picadillo. For heartier entrees, there are dry-aged steaks, short ribs, and roasted chicken.
Over on the drinks side, the bar emphasizes tequila and mezcal, along with cocktails with cute names (Bad Girl Ri Ri; Bidi Bidi, Bom Bom; Fro-Mo). Scope out the full dinner and drinks menus below.
Eater photographer Robert J. Lerma also previewed the breezy space behind the unassuming facade. Creative director Kris Swift described Grizzelda’s as exuding a “beachy vacation vibe,” which means the space is bright and open. The dining room and covered patio is covered with pops of pink and green, from the underlighting along the bar, drinking glasses, artwork, to the floral and leafy wallpapers. The centerpiece is the St. Francis statue, covered in rosaries, which came from Mexico.
Grizzelda’s hours are from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday through Thursday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Happy hour is on the books from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with details to come.