Castle Rock’s Village at Castle Pines retail center gets ready for a seafood switcheroo. Earlier this year, A Taste of Mexico shuttered its raised, corner location after 18 years at 880 W. Happy Canyon Road. Soon, Trestles Coastal Cuisine opens its doors with California cuisine.
The husband-and-wife team Jose and Mimi Espinoza runs Trestles and met after working together at Huntington Beach, California’s well-regarded Italian restaurant, Pero’s Spicery. Back in July, the pair announced that they had finalized design plans and had a good handle on a menu. The restaurant, which is currently hiring, is now working toward an official October debut.
The couple named the restaurant for a stretch of the California coastline that surfers used to access the beach. The bright, high-ceiling space includes an oyster bar to complete its focus on tapas-style small plates, as well as fresh shellfish, charcuterie, craft beers, select wines and more.
The couple plans to feature sea scallops BLT, clams Barcelona, Annapolis crab cakes, and baked mussels, plus Brazilian blackened ahi and oyster po’boy sandwiches, new England clam chowder and an oyster stew. Possible entrees include a rack of lamb, a New York strip steak and Tuscan chicken breast.
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