Julio Pineda to help bring new restaurant Sueño Modern Mex-Tex to Richardson

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Sueño Modern Mex-Tex's birria tacos will feature a short rib meat similar to brisket, according to co-owner Julio Pineda. (Courtesy Sueño Modern Mex-Tex)

Sueño Modern Mex-Tex's birria tacos will feature a short rib meat similar to brisket, according to co-owner Julio Pineda. (Courtesy Sueño Modern Mex-Tex)

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Sueño Modern Mex-Tex's founders include Jaime Pineda, Aureliano Pineda, Cristian Lujano and Julio Pineda. (Courtesy Sueño Modern Mex-Tex)
Restaurateur Julio Pineda plans to offer Richardson a new spin on traditional Tex-Mex dishes when the new eatery Sueño Modern Mex-Tex opens in December.

In addition to enchiladas, nachos and quesadillas, Pineda said Sueño will offer authentic Mexican dishes such as carnitas, carne asada and birria tacos.

“[Those tacos will use] basically a short rib meat that [is] similar to brisket,” he said. “We’re [also] doing a raw bar that will have some ceviches and aguachiles.”

In addition to Julio Pineda, Sueño’s founders include his family members Jaime Pineda and Aureliano Pineda. Christian Lujano is also a founder of the restaurant and will serve as Sueño’s bar director, Pineda said.

“We wanted to do a craft cocktail program that really stood out,” Pineda said. “Most of our cocktail program is based off of spices and infusions that we use in the kitchen as well.”


Pineda was previously part of the ownership group of Pineda’s Mexican Cuisine in Richardson, but he said he is no longer involved with that restaurant. Sueño will be located at 800 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson, in the space formerly occupied by Pizza Americana.

“The whole point of this concept was more for the community of Richardson than anything else,” Pineda said. “I knew this was something that Richardson was needing. People [are] driving a good 15-20 minutes out of their way to get something like this.” 469-372-6739. www.facebook.com/suenomextex


By William C. Wadsack

Senior Reporter, Plano/Richardson

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.



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