Bringing True Modern Mexican experience to life.


Part of Perry’s renowned family of restaurants, VERDAD brings True Modern Mexican to life… with the highest quality ingredients, an inspired décor, attention to every detail and every bite… for a truly vibrant, artisanal dining experience.

VERDAD will pull from traditions cultivated throughout Mexican history to authentically capture and appreciate the relationship between the past and the present – a focus that inspired the concept’s name VERDAD.

The English translation of the Spanish word verdad, is truth. VERDAD’s truth is founded in its interpretation of traditional Mexican favorites bringing a distinctively modern twist. A perfect fusion of authentic flavors and textures, handcrafted classics, and true culinary innovation harmoniously blend the past with the present.


The Newest Concept of Perry’s Restaurants Will Bring a True Modern Mexican Dining Experience to Life at The Grove

AUSTIN, TX — Perry’s Restaurants is excited to announce the upcoming opening of their newest restaurant and bar concept, VERDAD True Modern Mexican, coming to Austin in summer 2023. VERDAD will join its sister concept, CARVE American Grille, at The Grove, a dynamic mixed-use community located at 45th and Bull Creek in the heart of Central Austin.

“We have always been interested in providing a fine-dining steakhouse perspective to an authentic yet modern Mexican dining experience,” said Chris Perry, founder and owner of Perry’s Restaurants. “Austin is a cultural hub in Texas, and we are so fortunate that the community embraced Perry’s Steakhouse and CARVE American Grille, and thus we knew it was the perfect place to bring this new vision to life.”

VERDAD – which translates to “truth” – will pull from traditions cultivated throughout Mexican history to authentically capture and appreciate the relationship between the past and the present. Providing an elevated Mexican experience, VERDAD will offer a twist on classics including tableside Wagyu filet asada cooked on a salt block, balsamic roasted duck timbale with cherry mole and a charred NY strip chile relleno.

Partnering with renowned restaurant design group Aria Group Architects to design a modern 10,312-square-foot space, VERDAD is inspired by Mayan, Aztec and Spanish culture, and grounded in six unique concepts: the woven history of ancient and modern elements; displaying a refined representation of modern tradition; utilizing natural connections through the materials; creating tactile moments by layering textures and experiences; using handmade details creating crafted luxury; and using strokes of vivid colors and ornate patterns to embody bold simplicity within the space.

VERDAD worked to incorporate these fundamentals across the dining and bar spaces. The host stand greets guests with natural wood, intricate tiles, plants and bold colors separating the entrance from the main dining room and bar. VERDAD’s dining space seats 92 at natural wood tables and banquettes in bold colors and patterns. Three private dining rooms are separated by glass walls, allowing the space to feel open and inviting while maintaining privacy from the main dining area with floor-to-ceiling curtains. This open concept leads out to the two patios with live plants and shaded tables, honoring the early ideology of indoor-outdoor spaces in Mexican culture.

Back inside, the bar floor pays homage to Mexican embroidery techniques with a bold, floral pattern in terrazzo aggregates. Breeze blocks brightly display a tequila collection that separates the bar and the tequila tasting table, which acts as a sobremesa, a cherished practice of long talks at the end of a meal accompanied by tequila. Here, guests can experience firsthand the variety of illustrious tequila brands on VERDAD’s menu.

“Perry’s is a well-known, best-in-class restaurant operator and we are so excited that they will be the lead restaurant group at The Grove. I know that they have been curating this latest dining concept for a very long time. When Chris told me about this new offering, I knew that The Grove would provide the perfect location and environment for this fantastic new authentic Mexican dining experience. We are thrilled to welcome VERDAD and CARVE to our project,” said Alan Topfer, owner of The Grove.

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Founded in 1979, Perry’s Restaurants features concepts by renowned restaurateur Chris Perry, including Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, one of the country’s premier award-winning steakhouses with locations in Chicago, Denver, Miami, Nashville, Birmingham, Raleigh and throughout Texas with a new location slated to open in Richmond in 2023; the company’s original butcher shop now known as Perry & Sons Market & Grille; CARVE American Grille, the reinvented American grille experience which opened in Austin in 2019; and VERDAD True Modern Mexican, the newest concept of Perry’s Restaurants. For more information and updates on Perry’s Restaurants, please visit


The Grove, located at the intersection of 45th and Bull Creek, is a dynamic mixed-use community in the heart of Central Austin, just minutes from downtown, the Lamar Blvd. and Burnet Rd. corridors, the University of Texas at Austin and more. Situated on 76 acres, The Grove will include a diverse mix of new homes for purchase that have eclectic architectural styles, more than 20 acres of parks and green spaces, rental apartments, office space, as well as dining, fitness, entertainment and shopping options. The community will also feature comprehensive connectivity, including more than 2-miles of hike and bike trails, 10-foot wide multi-use paths and protected bike lanes and a bridge over Shoal Creek. For more information, visit


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Resplendent Hospitality

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The Grove – Central Austin
2701 Perseverance Drive, Austin, Texas 78731
Located at the intersection of 45th and Bull Creek