Maiz Mexican Cantina
While making each dish from scratch, MAIZ Mexican Cantina keeps one goal in mind: creating authentic Mexican flavors. To make that desired taste, they assemble fresh ingredients—many of them local—into classic fajitas and street-style tacos. But the eatery also brings savory flair to more unorthodox dishes, such as roasted, open-faced jalapenos stuffed with cheese and housemade chorizo, chimichangas piled high with grilled peppers and onions, and Oreos fried to a sweet crisp.
The cuisine's comforting warmth is reflected throughout MAIZ's spacious dining room, which welcomes guests with a cozy brick fireplace and a colorful mural by local artist Danielle Murphy. Free salsa lessons precede the nighttime fiestas, dispelling the rumor that students need to bring tomatoes in order to dance.