A new family run restaurant has opened in the former Caribou Coffee location just off 53rd Street and Lyndale Avenue called Saguaro. Named for a type of cactus, the restaurant is run by mother and daughter Caryl Abdo and Amanda Abdo Sheahan. Their family is connected to the food world. They own Nicollet Island Inn, the My Burger chain and have connections to the Minnesota State Fair. According to the Southwest Journal, the restaurant is inspired by Abdo Sheahan's late grandmother, who was Lebanese lived in Tucson. Her cooking was a unique blend of Mediterranean and Southwestern cuisine.
The menu, created by Nicollet Island Inn chef Ryan Stechschulte and Chef Rich Harrison, boasts tacos filled with some not-so-common items like roasted carrots, fried chicken with mole or grilled lamb skewers. Small plates include shishito peppers, kale salad, and potato sopes with pork cheeks. Alongside the more creative menu items are more traditional dishes like guacamole and the stuffed, fried gold better known as the chimichanga.
Saguaro serves beer and wine and are open Tuesday through Sunday 4 p.m. to close.
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[Photo courtesy Saguaro Facebook]