Pink Flamingo lands in former Pasture space on Grace

Pink Flamingo is now open in the former Pasture space at 416 E. Grace St. (Photos by J. Elias O’Neal)

Husband-and-wife restaurateurs Michael and Maria Oseguera are at it again on East Grace Street.

The couple last month quietly opened their new taco and tequila concept, Pink Flamingo, in the former Pasture restaurant space at 416 E. Grace St.

Maria Oseguera (BizSense file photo)

The couple leased the space in July shortly after Pasture closed for business on June 8. Jason Alley, Michele Jones and Ry Marchant opened Pasture in 2011. It was one of the first new restaurants along what’s become a restaurant row on that stretch of East Grace Street.

Pink Flamingo is located a few yards from Maya, the Osegueras’ modern Mexican restaurant at 525 E. Grace St. Michael said Maya’s offerings will be expanded to feature a variety of Mexican, Italian and Spanish cuisines, in part to help distinguish between the two neighboring establishments.

“We want to keep Pink Flamingo and Maya separate,” Michael said. “We’re looking to add to the existing cuisines at Maya such as our Neapolitan pizzas, and a few risotto and gnocchi dishes as well.”

Pink Flamingo’s menu is centered on the wood-fired stove that was custom built for the space.

“It gives several of our dishes a distinct flavor,” Michael said. “It’s going to give our customers a more defined take on several native Mexican and Spanish dishes.”

Signature menu items include its mahi-mahi taco, served with house-made mango salsa, wood-fired mahi-mahi, cabbage and jalapeno cream; and its Pink Flamingo Cocktail, the restaurant’s take on a traditional Mexican campechana that’s made with a citrus-centric sauce that is mixed with octopus, oysters and shrimp.

Pink Flamingo serves a variety of beer, wine and mixed drinks, with different brands of tequila featured.

Pink Flamingo features several tequilas.

Michael said they are planning to work with third-party food delivery services, such as GrubHub and UberEats, and to offer catering and hosting of on-site events.

At 4,000 square feet, Pink Flamingo seats about 99 people in its main dining area, the bar and patio. It also includes a mural created by Godwin High School art teacher Lindsey Hurlburt, and a custom bar highlighting several of the tequilas it plans to use in its cocktails.

Pink Flamingo is open daily, including from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The restaurant joins an established lineup of Latin options in the Grace Street corridor.

Ay Caramba opened a year ago in the former Kenn-Tico Cuban Bar & Grill at 204 E. Grace St. Wong Gonzalez, an Asian and Mexican fusion concept next door at 412 E. Grace St., is in its third year of business.

Pink Flamingo seats about 99 people and is open daily.

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