Mexican, pizza, Japanese, and more are on the way to Tivoli Village in the coming months.
El Dorado Cantina takes over the former Leticia’s space at the outdoor shopping mall. The Mexican restaurant, open 24 hours a day at its original location at next to Sapphire Gentleman’s Club, needs about three months to get ready for an opening. Leticia’s abruptly closed in October and has since opened locations at Santa Fe Station and Fiesta Henderson. That restaurant replaced Cantina Laredo after it departed the shopping center in 2017.
Ada’s, an Italian cafe from chef James Trees from the Arts District’s Esther’s Kitchen, opens at the shopping center on June 1. Dishes include pizzas with truffle cheese and white asparagus or duck confit and foie gras, salads, and other Italian fare such as rigatoni carbonara. The restaurant also came out with a line of ice cream flavors such as peach and ricotta, Vesta white coffee and chocolate, and roasted salted pistachio. A roving bar car serves gin and tonic cocktails table side. The restaurant plans to be open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Locals Hop Nuts Brewing plans to open a 1,389-square-foot site in the former Chillspot by SasaSweets store on the western end of the outdoor retail and dining hub in July. The compact taproom’s lounge will be large enough to accommodate 27 customers inside, with 12 stools planned for the curved bar. An enclosed 447-square-foot outdoor patio will be roomy enough for an additional 18 customers. The micro-brewers have promised unique brews are in the works, created just for Tivoli Village.
Kuyas, an oyster- and martini-focused restaurant from Hawaii, takes over the former Kabuki space that has been vacant since 2017. The restaurant touts a taste of the Pacific Rim, with a July opening on the horizon.
Also on the way, a three-month stint by Crumbl Cookies, and Bolea Chocolate taking over the Divine Sugar space.
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