Nazca Kitchen, a full-service restaurant rooted in South American influenced comfort food will open its second Dallas location this Friday, April 14 in West Village at the corner of Noble and Cityplace West.
Serving an all-day menu as well as weekend brunch, Nazca Kitchen intends to be a vibrant dining destination with an active patio and bar in Uptown Dallas. In South America, food is more than just a source of nourishment. It is a reason to gather and celebrate. Owner Craig Collins brings that spirit to his restaurant. “In South America, food is the common thread in a cultural landscape woven for thousands of years by African, Asian, Indian and European influences," Collins says. "Our menu is a diverse selection of our take on these dishes. We are taking classic dishes and putting our spin on them.” Collins likes to say Nazca is his take on the traditional cuisine that has defined South America's history.
The first time Collins traveled to South America in 2006, he fell in love with the cuisine. He knew immediately that he wanted to develop a concept for Dallas that would complement this great culture. After traveling there several times a year Nazca Kitchen was born from his personal experiences. The first location at Walnut Hill (The Hill Shopping Center) opened in 2012 and has remained a favorite neighborhood destination.
The consulting chef in charge of training and creating new recipes is Julia Lopez, formerly executive chef of La Duni Latin Café. Shawn Horne, most recently of Stephan Pyles’ Stampede 66, Flora Street Cafe, and Sky Canyon Brands, is director of operations.