Cantina Laredo, the Mexican restaurant at Tivoli Village, closed after service on Monday night. The chain out of Dallas opened at the shopping center in 2012 with a 6,231-square-foot space replete with two outdoor patios. Inside, the space accommodated more than 300 patrons.
The shopping center is going through big changes with its dining scene in recent years. Alex Stratta’s Salt & Pepper and Poppy Den from Angela Sosa were some of the bigger names to shutter at the center. Made LV from Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla converted into PKWY Tavern.
Stratta returned to Phoenix, where he’s worked at three different restaurants. The latest news out of the Arizona Republic reports the James Beard Foundation Best Chef Southwest winner from 1998 for his namesake restaurant at Wynn just came on board at Found:Re Phoenix as culinary director, overseeing the downtown hotel’s culinary operations, which includes Match Restaurant & Cocktails.
Sosa, the runner-up on Season 7 of Top Chef, returned to New York City and released his cookbook Healthy Latin Eating in 2015.
Still, Tivoli Village pushes forward with one of two Canter’s Delis on the way. That restaurant promises a mid-September debut. The second location at The Linq Promenade is still under construction.
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