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Asian-Mexican Eatery SumoMaya Plans Summer Opening In River Oaks

Guacamole with pomegranate and Sumoritas are en route

The Sumorita, mixed with Sauza Blue Silver, blood orange puree, and house limonada.
Courtesy SumoMaya

Houston has its fair share of Asian and Mexican eateries, but a new spot straight outta Scottsdale, AZ will bring a unique fusion of these vast and diverse cuisines to River Oaks in the coming months.

Announced via release, SumoMaya will debut at 4444 Westheimer later this summer. The restaurant, a project of chef German Osio, will serve up a selection of scratch-made, mostly shareable fusion plates like Mexican-inspired pho, ceviches and crudos, and pad thai al pastor. When the restaurant opens, Roberto Madrid, who currently serves as executive chef at SumoMaya Scottsdale, will lead the kitchen alongside corporate chef Chris Mayo.

In addition to the food, James Beard nominee Jeret Peña will serve up a menu of inventive libations rooted in the restaurant’s extensive list of tequila, mezcal, and whiskey from Japan and beyond. Look forward to drinks like the Harmony Sidecar, mixed with Hibiki Harmoney whiskey, Patron Citronage, and yuzu puree.

Originally slated to open last summer, SumoMaya is now planning a June 2017 opening in River Oaks. Stay tuned for an official opening date.

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