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The $2 Million Strip Nacho Daddy Is No Shrinking Violet

With big nacho dreams, comes a big budget

Nacho Daddy rendering
Nacho Daddy rendering
Jawa Studio

Now confirmed to be headed to the Miracle Mile Shops, Nacho Daddy number four will be serving their signature scorpion shots between neighbors Buffalo Wild Wings and the slowly under-construction Texas Land & Cattle Steakhouse. New paperwork indicates the cost of remodeling the shell structure and adding a new mezzanine will take a $2 million estimated construction budget. Once finished, the restaurant will feature enough potential room for 214.

Designed by Robert Messiana and his Jawa Studio, the two-level space features a facade created with "reclaimed wood," with the possibility of wide open views upstairs and open, hanger-style doors below. Part of the plans include a permanent outdoor dining patio on Harmon Avenue and distant views of the Strip to the west.

Also part of the original proposal, a walk-up daiquiri bar window and signage dominated by their scorpion logo. Alongside their casual Mexican and American menu, Nacho Daddy has gained fame for encouraging guests to swallow a genuine scorpion inside a shot of tequila and win a T-shirt.

At 6,176-sqaure-foot, the latest incantation is only a couple of dozen square feet smaller than their Summerlin location at Village Square. Later this year Nacho Daddy will shutter their original Henderson home on Eastern Avenue to make way for a much-anticipated Chick-fil-A. A much smaller Nacho Daddy experiment quietly debuted inside the former Divine Café in Spring Valley in 2014, before shuttering after less than a year.

The Miracle Mile incarnation has yet to announce a firm, projected opening date, but the mall is already guaranteeing it will host a margarita-filled happy hour.

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