As she predicted, owner and executive chef Leticia Mitchell is back in business in the northwest, only a few months after the involuntarily closure of Centennial fixture Leticia’s Mexican Cocina.
Following an October debut of her cocina at the Fiesta Henderson, sibling resort Santa Fe Station is now the new home of Mitchell's very similar restaurant, Leticia’s Cocina & Cantina, a rapid replacement for the shuttered Cabo Mexican Restaurant.
Featuring creations inspired by the flavors of “Mexico City, Puebla, Guadalajara, and the Mayan Peninsula,” the restaurant encourages “family-style” dining and has introduced a Sunday brunch available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
During the week, happy hour specials on drinks and small plates are served from 2 to 6 p.m. and at the bar from 6 to 7 p.m. On the weekend, the bar deals are scheduled from 9 p.m. to midnight, staying open after the main dining room has closed for the night.
Both the large Henderson and northwestern menus and prices are identical and include a full roster of entrees, tacos, burritos, sopas, ensaladas, tamales, fajitas, and mariscos, plus a series of “Chef Specials,” including a 13-hour marinated pork shank, “tiger prawns shrimp, clams, mussels and grilled fish in a robust tomato broth” and steamed cooked lamb prepared with a cup of consommé and two tacos.
Leticia’s Cocina & Cantina, Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive, 702-658-4900. Open daily from 11.30 a.m. to 9 p.m., closing at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
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