Libre Mexican Cantina got rid of the Day of the Dead theme of Mercadito and replaced it with the colorful masks of lucha libre, freestyle wrestling. The new restaurant from Clique Hospitality at Red Rock Resort features cartoonish caricatures lining the walls of the 84-seat dining room. Alessandro Munge of Munge Studios redesigned the space with classic Spanish colors, archways and tiles, while including a modern, 21st century feel with brightly painted Luchador character murals on the walls. The bar still has space for 19 and another 50 can sit outside on the patio. Head here daily from 4 to 6 p.m. for happy hour with $5 craft cocktails and $4 draft beers. Or go over on Taco & Tequila Tuesdays for all-you-can-eat tacos and tequila shots for $24. The restaurant is located between Clique Hospitality's Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar and Salute Trattoria Italiana at the front of Red Rock Resort.
Living the Lucha Libre at the New Libre Mexican Cantina
See the Luchador characters inside Libre Mexican Cantina.
by Susan Stapleton
Via All Coverage of Libre Mexican Cantina [ELV] | Photography by Amelinda B Lee