Update, 2:23 p.m., March 20: Due to delays in the renovation, Peso has delayed its opening and is now aiming to open the first week of April.
Mexican bar and restaurant Peso is preparing to land this month at the corner of Bagley and 18th Street in the Hubbard-Richard area of Southwest Detroit. A rep for Peso confirms that the new spot is slated to arrive on Thursday, March 28 in the former Fist of Curry space with a fleet of margaritas and a selection of burritos, tortas, and tacos.
Peso’s team includes Cabresto Tequila owner Tony Lopez as well as former El Barzon general manager Eddie Vargas, Carlos Diaz de Leon, Jose Maldonado, and Corey McIntosh. The group won the 2018 Comerica Hatch Detroit small business contest for a separate project called Toma Detroit on Michigan Avenue last summer. In January, they announced a partnership with InLaws Hospitality partner Jacques Driscoll to open Peso. Driscoll operates Green Dot Stables and Johnny Noodle King and owns the building in which Peso and neighboring project Bagley Central bar are being developed.
Maldonado tells Eater the restaurant is set to finish its renovations of the space and updates to signage this coming weekend. Private friends and family previews will be held next week ahead of the public opening.
Given the bar’s connections to a local tequila brand, it’s fair to expect a lot of tequila-based cocktails on the menu. Look out for options like the Dulce de Tamarindo with Cabresto Tequila, triple sec, citrus agave blend, tamarindo juice, tajin, and tamarind candy or the spicy Federica Picosa with tequila, triple sec, citrus agave blend, mango, and habanero. Expect options like steak fajitas, burritos, and milanesa tortas to pair with the drinks.