Mizado Latin Kitchen (5080 Pontchartrain Blvd) will serve its final taco on June 4 before being replaced with another of its parent company’s restaurants, Zea Rotisserie & Grill, this fall, reports Ian McNulty.
The report notes that this isn’t the first time parent company Taste Buds Management has changed up the restaurant on the property, which it has owned for several decades. The first restaurant was across the world noodle mash-up, Semolina, which opened in the early 90s. It did not reopen after Hurricane Katrina in 2006 and a fire eventually destroyed the building. Mizado, a fusiony Latin restaurant (Peking duck tacos, for example), opened in 2013. However, Zea Rotisserie & Grill is the company’s brand that really took off. With several locations, the newest one will “mark the return of that homegrown brand to New Orleans proper.”
“All employees of Mizado are being offered positions at the new location. Unused Mizado gift cards can be redeemed at Semolina in Metairie or any Zea location,” reports Todd Price, who also wrote about the closure.
Mizado recently dominated Top Taco’s traditional margarita competition, taking home top honors for both its traditional margarita and its tequila cocktail. Less than a month left to toast goodbye with one of those beauties.