After 25 years on Martin Luther King Boulevard, La Cabana Mexican Restaurant is set to begin a new chapter two miles to the southwest. The casual restaurant was forced to shutter late last year, a victim of the Nevada Department of Transportation’s Project Neon plans to widen Interstate 15.
La Cabana owner William Jacobs explained to the City of Las Vegas it took him "20 months" to find a suitable replacement, now almost ready to debut inside The Plazas retail center at 2800 W. Sahara Ave., a short distance from Palace Station.
The larger, more upscale, but harder-to-notice location has asked for city permission to build a new, 20-foot tall sign to help old and new customers spot the location.
Created in 1991 and a survivor of difficult recession-era years, the original site was a favorite for lunch specials and was also open for breakfast and dinner, serving the self-described "most traditional and authentic Mexican cuisine in the city of Las Vegas." Opening date is promised to be "soon."