The Taste Buds restaurant group (www.tastebudsmgmt.com) closed Mizado, its gourmet taqueria and Latin dining concept on July 1. The location (5080 Pontchartrain Blvd.; www.zearestaurants.com) will reopen as a Zea Rotisserie & Bar on Tuesday, Sept. 12. It will be the ninth Zea restaurant in Louisiana.
The opening menu will include some Mizado favorites, such as rotisserie duck tamale with salsa borracha and pineapple-jalapeno glaze, guacamole mixed tableside and Gulf tuna tiradito with avocado, melon, cucumber, citrus ponzu and roasted pepitas.
The Zea menu includes rotisserie chicken served with barbecue, sweet chili glaze or pineapple-jalapeno glaze, roasted meats, a few seafood entrees, New Orleans dishes such as red beans and rice, salads, sandwiches and more.
Zea will be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The opening also marks the Taste Buds' 20th anniversary. The restaurant group also launched Semolina.