First came confirmation Pollo Campero would be expanding to Las Vegas later this year, now comes word another very successful Latin American-inspired chain is on the way, already promising an "always fresco" experience.
Created in 1991 by brothers Sergio and Manuel Cabrera in Houston, Los Cucos Mexican Cafe has expanded to 23 locations, spreading across the state and making the leap to Sandy, Utah.
The brand's first Nevada home will bring it to Spring Valley taking over a stand-alone, 6,900-square-foot former Mimi’s Cafe outpost at The Arroyo Market Square retail center, right at the intersection of Tenaya Way and Badura Avenue.
Expected to be open for lunch and dinner, the Los Cucos motto is "to serve the freshest authentic Mexican food, at the best possible value, in a fun and festive environment, where service is second to none."
On the menu, versions of familiar favorites including queso flameado, quesadillas, ceviche, fajitas, carnitas, chalupas and specialty dishes like their "Pollo Ixtapa" created with "chicken breast sautéed in wine, onions, jalapeños, fresh garlic tomatoes, cilantro and mushrooms, topped with Monterey Jack cheese."
No timetable for completion has been revealed, but the restaurant is announcing opening day is "coming soon."