Last February, during the opening week of Mesquite Mexican Grill in the Topp’s Plaza in Brighton, I visited for a delicious meal of authentic Mexican cuisine. Not only were my taste buds satisfied. My eyes were also dazzled by wall-by-wall and table-by-table images of traditional Mexican cultural life.
Today, I was back. But something seemed different. Mesquite’s manager Diana explained a unique feature of the restaurant. The montage — the paintings all made in Mexico — are changed based upon the Mexican holidays, such as Cinco de Mayo.Beginning in November, the latest montage represents the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos), a multi-day holiday where family and friends gather to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, supporting them in their ongoing spiritual journey.
The Mesquite Mexican Grill is a wonderful addition to Topp’s Plaza, whether for the connoisseur or the casual fan of La comida mexicana. Moreover, it’s like an art gallery with new exhibits appearing as the seasons change.