Beni Velazquez’s Isabela’s, the seafood and tapas restaurant in Desert Shores, closed over the weekend.
The restaurant in the former Garfield’s space opened as Latin Fish at the beginning of last year from the former Bar + Bistro chef. The restaurant in Desert Shores served seafood, tapas and grilled dishes menu of fusion foods and a view of Lake Jacqueline.
Dishes here included a menu of vegan tapas that featured tostones, sweet plantanos and stuffed piquillo peppers. Velazquez also had a Bar + Bistro favorite, the Cubano panini, a twist on a Cuban sandwich featuring sliced pork, black forest and Gruyère cheese. Seafood dishes included Latin fish and chips, spiced sea bass, Maine lobster tail, Alaskan king crab and Maine whole lobster.
Latin Fish closed after a brief run last January to reopen as Isabela’s. Velazquez called that shutter a preview.
In June, Velazquez told the Review-Journal that he estimated that 5,000 to 6,000 people lived in the area, but "the eateries will be helped by his reputation. I have a large following in Henderson and Summerlin — a lot from downtown," Velazquez told the paper. "I mean, I’ve been in the industry long enough to have a big following."