Leticia Mitchell expands from Centennial to Tivoli Village and in a short turnaround the chef is almost ready to debut her regional Mexican-style restaurant, just in time for its annual Dia De Los Muertos festival.
Leticia’s will take over the 6,231-square-foot former home of Cantina Laredo, shuttered since August. The substantial space, which features two existing patios, plans to open on Tuesday, Oct. 24, followed by a Saturday, Oct. 28, celebration coinciding with the Eighth Annual Dia De Los Muertos Trunk or Treat Festival. From 4 to 11 p.m. the event will showcase classic cars and trucks and host carnival games and rides, costume contests and live concerts at Tivoli Village.
Mitchell previously held the event at her original location, Leticia’s Cocina, a northwest destination at 7585 Norman Rockwell Lane since 2009. Her new and current Centennial Village landlords did not grant permission to hold the festivities this year.
Once up and running at Tivioli Village, customers can expect an expanded version of her favorite menu items, including new item chamorro adobado, a marinated pork shank. The restaurant plans to be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a happy hour featuring live entertainment. On weekends a Mexican-style buffet brunch will offer Mexican pan dulce served table side, huevos rancheros, beef machaca, chicharrones, made to order chilaquiles, eggs and omelet stations, plus specialty Mexican coffees including café de olla and café con leche.