Recently, Michael’s Steak and Seafood at Riverchase Galleria closed to make way for a Mexican eatery, La Paz, which will serve up a festive atmosphere and flavorful dishes many in the area will find familiar.
Charles Matsos, partner in the Michael’s at the Galleria, said owners of the steakhouse knew they wanted to duplicate La Paz, a successful eatery Matsos currently co-owns in Mountain Brook, and thought the Galleria space would be ideal.
“There’s not a lot of Mexican out there, and none on that circle,” Matsos said of Hoover and the access road around the mall.
Matsos said the new La Paz would feature a menu identical to La Paz in Mountain Brook that includes fish tacos, traditional tacos, fajitas, chips and salsa, plus margaritas and other drinks. Its highlights will include live music every Friday or Saturday night and extensive outdoor seating.
Matsos said the Michael’s location in Homewood has seen a 20 percent increase in sales since the other restaurant shut its doors. He said it would remain open for area steak lovers, and fans of Mexican flavor can watch for La Paz to open the second week of October.