Chef Carlos Falcon introduced the Kansas City area to the dishes of Veracruz, Mexico, when he opened his first restaurant, Jarocho Pescados y Mariscos, in 2014 in Kansas City, Kansas. Buoyed by its success, he has now opened Jarocho South. The food menu is similar to the flagship location, featuring popular dishes like ceviche, sautéed octopus in a squid-ink sauce and a fried whole snapper. Falcon’s popular omakase-style meal, a six-course dinner, is served anytime with a one-week advance reservation. The restaurant also features a sizable U-shaped bar for serving its new craft Margarita menu, with hibiscus, coconut and pineapple flavors, among others.

13145 State Line Road, Kansas City, Missouri, jarochokc.com