Resident Taqueria will open at Walnut Hill and Audelia next to T.Hee's.

Resident Taqueria will open at Walnut Hill and Audelia next to T.Hee’s.

It’s still bare bones inside, but signs on the windows and proclamations on the website say Resident Taqueria is coming soon to Lake Highlands. The restaurant, described as “fresh” and “casual,” is the vision of owner/chef Andrew Savoie, Lake Highlands resident and former instructor at The Culinary School at Art Institute of Dallas. He’s worked as a chef in New York, California and New Orleans, among other cool spots.

Resident Taqueria will be located at Walnut Hill and Audelia facing west, around the corner from Neighbor’s.

You can view the full menu here, but the website touts slow-cooked meats, including chicken, pork belly and beef ribs, served on corn tortillas. Complimenting ingredients include pickled nopales, ancho aioli, Oaxaca cheese and walnut sauce. Cabbage salad, garlicky pintos and mushroom fundido are on the list of multiple offered sides. Quesadillas, tacos and burritos are on the kids’ menu, and they’ll serve flan and Mexican ice for dessert.

Resident Taqueria will serve alcoholic beverages, including margaritas and cerveza. They’ll also have Mexican sodas and Topo Chico. Sadly, they’ll have no patio. Resident Taqueria will be open from 11-9 Tuesday through Sunday and be closed on Monday.

We’ll let you know when we hear an opening date.