New restaurant gem, Zafiros Mexican Grill y Cantina, will dazzle you
In Spanish, “zafiro” translates to “sapphire,” and this newly opened modern Mexican restaurant in Colleyville is a gem.
A former medical office, owner Joe Murphy has transformed it into a spacious eatery with a comfortable bar and a covered patio in the works. Murphy, a Colleyville resident, is a veteran of the hospitality industry (Cinemark, Brinker International) and a TCU graduate.
Running the kitchen is chef George Ortega, a familiar face from Maria’s Mexican Kitchen and other restaurants in Fort Worth owned by restaurateur Felipe Armenta. The sapphire theme is subtle with blue accents inside and out and an etched glass logo — made by Fort Worth artist Don Young — behind the hostess stand.
The food is the star here, from substantial entrees, combination platters and favorites such as fish tacos. But Zafiros elevates the presentation and details, including housemade blue corn tortillas.
Lunch, dinner and takeout are available now, and we look forward to brunch.