First rumored in December, Nacho Daddy co-founder and president Paul Hymas revealed earlier this month his team had finally signed a lease to bring the local chain to the Miracle Mile Shops. And now Hymas has shared renderings of the dramatic vision the company has for their first incursion close to Las Vegas Boulevard.
Designed by Robert Messiana and his Jawa Studio, the two-level space is imagined to include a facade created with "reclaimed wood," cement siding, steel and glass windows with wide open views upstairs and hanger-style doors below. The permanent outdoor dining space will be similar to one eventually to be hosted by their new neighbors, Buffalo Wild Wings.
The renderings also indicate a walk up daiquiri bar window and the facade dominated by their signature scorpion logo. Nacho Daddy guests who dare to swallow a genuine scorpion inside a shot of tequila win a T-shirt and a story for life.
Inside, the Jawa rendering promises a huge TV screen, booths, communal tables and bar seating and a raised area with a drum set.
Self-described as "an American grill with a Mexican flair," Nacho Daddy opened its first location in Henderson in 2010, followed by Nacho Daddy Downtown in 2013 and Nacho Daddy on West Sahara Avenue in 2014. A Zappos employee favorite, their boss Tony Hsieh remains a silent partner. The original outpost on Eastern Avenue is due to close soon to make way for the arrival of Chick-fil-A.
Nacho Daddy's first stalled attempt to make an in-road onto the Strip was as a potential tenant of the Grand Bazaar Shops, a move they may now view as a very positive outcome.