Fresh Mexican Street Food, Craft Margaritas and Cocktails, Live Entertainment Nightly
LAS VEGAS (January 2016) - "Mexican street eats and fiesta—where flavor and fun is a way of life." This slogan defines Las Vegas' newest Mexican drinks and dining experience, Loco Cantina. The bar and restaurant will open to the public at Town Square Las Vegas on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. From the kitchen, guests can look forward to delicious modern Mexican street food at reasonable prices. Located on Town Square’s second floor, overlooking Town Square Park, Loco Cantina will serve lunch and dinner daily in a fun and vibrant setting.
Loco Cantina’s simple, authentic Mexican street food will be packed with flavor. Dishes will feature house made items such as salsas and chorizo. Guests can expect aperitivos (starters) such as Mexican Mac & Cheese (chorizo, jack cheese, jalapeños, tomatoes and cilantro); ensaladas including the Cantina Loco (greens with Nueske's applewood smoked bacon, Cotija cheese, avocado, pickled red onion, roasted Marcona almonds and cider vinaigrette). Three different tortas will be offered including beef short rib, roasted chicken and carnitas. Tostadas will feature fillings of chorizo, chicken or short rib, topped with black bean purée, queso fresco, greens, pickled red onion and habanero salsa. The taco menu will feature six different varieties including barbacoa, shrimp and pastor (ancho chili marinated pork, pineapple, pickled peppers and onions and fresh cilantro).
With its fun-loving, casual atmosphere and emphasis on personalized service, Loco Cantina will be a must-visit happy hour destination and late-night spot with live entertainment seven nights a week. Thirsty patrons can look forward to “over-the-top” cocktail concoctions and more than 40 tequilas. The craft margarita menu includes the Locorita (Jose Cuervo, house made sour, fresh lime and Corona) and Kentucky Margarita (Maker’s Mark, agave nectar, red sea salt and lime). In addition, Loco Cantina’s lively bartenders will mix craft cocktails such as the Jalisco's Old Fashioned (Herradura Reposado, Demerara sugar, oranges, bitters and Luxardo cherries) and Fiesta Lemonade (Bulleit Bourbon, fresh lemonade and basil). Blanco and rojo sangria, white and red wines, as well as five Mexican canned beers ("Mexi-Cans,” in Loco Cantina parlance) and 20 beers on tap will also be available.
Loco Cantina will be all about its "fiesta-like" atmosphere, as well as great food. Upon entering the restaurant, guests will immediately see a large, inverted neon sign that will read, "Drink." A sign reading "Taco" will also be visible from the front door. Loco Cantina’s interior will feature a rustic yet industrial design. Playfully placed repurposed doors with vintage hardware and crates will descend from the ceiling as part of the vibrant décor, juxtaposed with industrial light fixtures housing Edison bulbs. Slate-wrapped columns will showcase the daily specials in chalk, while salvaged wood panels on the wall and seats at the bar will be accented by red tones. The bar itself will feature an exposed metal casing wrapped in mesh. Four tables for communal dining will be available. The outdoor patio will have a pergola awning with garage doors. There will be nine televisions throughout the restaurant, with two on the patio. The restaurant will have a total of 230 seats, 80 of which will be on the patio.
Loco Cantina is owned by Steve Cohee, who also owns and operates the Mexican-inspired bar and grill Adobe Gila's with current locations in Illinois, Ohio and Florida.
"We like to say there are three places you go every day: work, home—and that other place you go when you want good drinks, good food, great service and to know you’re appreciated," says Cohee. “We want to be that place for our guests.”
Loco Cantina will be open daily at 11 a.m. to close and will be located on the second floor by the AMC Town Square 18 movie theater.