Dave & Buster's will launch their high-profile attraction at Downtown Summerlin this August, but at the opposite end of the outdoor mega-mall, Casa Del Matador will seek to create their own big splash when they debut in July.
Early paperwork for the restaurant and tequila bar had tentatively hoped for a July 4 debut. Now hiring, potential employees are instead being told Casa Del Matador will be open by late July. Seattle's 2K Metal Works, who are creating the very ornate metal railings for the space, have also tipped customers the restaurant will open their doors on July 16.
Metalwork is a signature design element for the "made from scratch" Tex-Mex chain, known as The Matador in their 10 Washington and Oregon state locations. Co-founder Zak Melang personally creates all the ornate tables and bar tops, building them by hand. Mounted bull skulls and a very elaborate front entrance are also design trademarks for the brand created in 2004 with Nate Opper.
The Summerlin location is a short walk from the under construction Crate & Barrel store and not far from Andiron Steak & Sea. Filling 4,306 square feet, The Matador will also feature a 660-square-foot patio, a bar with more than 130 tequila choices and a circular, 12-seat, indoor fire-pit.
On the menu, their spin on Tex-Mex favorites, including enchiladas, "street tacos," tortas, fajitas and entrees like braised carnitas, carne asada or a grilled ribeye.