In Dallas in 1991 Bob McNutt, Ray Washburne, Dick Washburne and Tex-Mex veteran Michael ‘Mico’ Rodriguez -- joined together to develop a new idea in traditional Mexican restaurants. They opened Mi Cocina (My Kitchen) -- a uniquely upscale Tex-Mex restaurant with an emphasis on using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients complemented by warm, friendly and professional service. This winning combination soon had diners lining up outside the door. As word spread and loyal customers grew, a second location in Dallas was opened in Highland Park Village just two years later.
Mi Cocina is owned and operated by M Crowd Restaurant Group.
Following their passion for creating innovative dining concepts, M Crowd opened its second Mexican food sensation in 1998 -- Taco Diner. This time, they introduced customers to the bold, fresh, authentic flavors found in street markets and traditional taquerias of Mexico City and, like Mi Cocina, customers flocked to it. That same year, the group ventured into fine dining with the opening of The Mercury which was immediately named Restaurant of the Year for its own distinctive brand of New American cuisine.
M Crowd Restaurant Group, which is privately held, currently has restaurants in Dallas/Fort Worth and The Woodlands in Texas, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Atlanta, Georgia with plans to open additional locations nationally.