The Adobe Gila's Mexican restaurant promised in June and registered as a future Town Square tenant way back in March, has undergone an internal switcheroo. The casual chain with locations in Ohio, Illinois and Florida has decided to launch a new brand, still run by the company's Steven Cohee and John Votino.
Loco Cantina will take over the long shuttered, 4,943-square-foot top floor space once home to Bar Louie. An estimated $421,359 has been earmarked for construction costs. With a patio, there will be room for a maximum of 294 guests, and current documents call for an "express" section to be included.
Loco Cantina is described as offering "Mexican street eats and fiesta, where flavor is a way of life," while Adobe Gila's was all about being a "margarita, fajita cantina".
Loco is already prepping for menu items like tacos al pastor, "Mexican mac and cheese," chorizo smashed potatoes, queso fundido, tortilla soup and a barbacoa taco made with "beef short rib with fresh cilantro, pickled red onion, Mexican slaw and jicama."
Construction has yet to begin, but the project will take full advantage of the mothballed space.