Mexican-Cajun restaurant Dos Bocas to take over Legal Seafood space this summer

A dish from the menu of Dos Bocas.

A dish from the menu of Dos Bocas.

A restaurant specializing in Cajun and Mexican-influenced dishes from Texas and Louisiana is slated to open in downtown Atlanta this summer.

Dos Bocas -- which means “two mouths” in Spanish -- is the latest restaurant from Legacy Ventures, which also owns downtown restaurants including STATS Brewpub, Twin Smokers BBQ, Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria, Glenn’s Kitchen, SkyLounge, The Cloakroom Kitchen & Bar and Game-X.

Dos Bocas will take over the space at 275 Baker St. NW vacated by Legal Seafood in December 2018. The menu will feature "a carefully curated selection of dishes influenced by the roadside stands and mom-and-pop shacks found along the 300-mile stretch between San Antonio and New Orleans," according to a press release.  Menu items include enchiladas, tacos, po'boys and crawfish and shrimp etouffee.

“While running restaurants in Houston and New Orleans earlier in my career, I developed a love for the cuisine across the two states,” said Brian Bullock, chief operating officer of restaurants with Legacy Ventures in a prepared statement. “A few years ago, when our team at Legacy Ventures opened a restaurant on Mustang Island in South Texas, my passion for Cajun and Tex-Mex cuisine was reignited. Finally, the right opportunity came around to create a restaurant serving the food we love here in Atlanta.”

Currently under renovation, the two-story, 8,000 square-foot restaurant will feature a prominent bar, private dining areas and an outdoor patio. Local restaurant design firm ASD|SKY is designing the space, “drawing inspiration from the bright colors and textures of Tex-Mex, Mexican and Cajun culture.”


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