The high-brow/low-brow mixture of Mexican cuisine is now complete at 1414 Quincy Street Northeast as Popol Vuh is now open and serving dinner. The restaurant from chef Jose Alacron and Jami Olson is the fancier, wood-fired complement to last month’s newcomer taco shop Centro. Both restaurants are located inside a former adhesives factory in a warehouse-heavy part of northeast and kitty-corner from Indeed Brewing.
Where Centro is lively with powerful pops of color, Popol Vuh is mellow with muted colors and dark, industrial elements. Inside the kitchen, chef Alacron masters fire cooking with inventive touches for refined versions of ceviche, jiacama salad and carne asada. While the names might be familiar, there’s no other restaurant in Minneapolis serving this cuisine this way.
Popol Vuh is closed Mondays, open Tuesday through Sunday at 5 pm.