restaurant_02 (clockwise from top left) Picadas de Veracruz; Mesa’s DIY dining room; Gulf shrimp in chipotle sauce; art piece made from recycled tin; Jamaica Paloma cocktail; Olga’s mole covers a moist duck leg; Raul’s handmade tables and chairs; ceviche of snook and shrimp. photography by Kevin Marple

9. Best New Restaurants in Dallas: Our annual selection of the top new places to eat in town, with Mesa named as our Restaurant of the Year, can't help but stoke your appetite.