Chef McCallister’s UnaVida in West Village brings a fresh approach to Mexican cuisine, emphasizing ingredient-driven dishes that aim to unite people and create lasting dining memories, according to a Local Profile article which says,
“A new modern Mexican concept is now open in Dallas’ West Village. The new restaurant UnaVida, features a menu created by award-winning chef Matt McCallister that offers dishes inspired by traditional Mexican flavors.
“We believe in letting the ingredients take center stage, telling their own story on the plate,” said Chef McCallister. “It’s not just about serving great food. It’s about how food can bring people together, creating lasting memories around the table.””
Chef McCallister reflects on joining Local Favorite Restaurants and creating UnaVida, a fast-casual Mexican spot, sharing insights into his new venture after the closure of Homewood, according to an Eater Dallas article. They say,
“When news broke that Matt McCallister, the chef behind beloved Dallas restaurants Homewood, FT33, and Filament, was taking a job with Local Favorite Restaurants Group, and that his first project would be a fast casual Mexican food spot, it was a head-scratcher. The chef who focused on fine dining working with the people who own chain restaurants including El Fenix and Twisted Root?
In an interview, McCallister discusses the job and the first restaurant brand he’s creating for his new company, UnaVida, which is now open in the West Village. He offered some insight into all of that, and what happened with the abrupt closure of Homewood earlier this year, and the untimely death of its owner.”
Located in the former Taco Diner space, UnaVida at 3699 McKinney Avenue offers lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, with daily half-priced wine from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.