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From Texas to the Eastside, Vida Mariscos Is Back on Track on Flamingo Road

Seafood and sports are coming soon from the owners of Los Cucos Cafe

A sampling of the Mexican dishes at Vida Mariscos Seafood & Sports Bar location in Houston, TX.
Vida Mariscos Seafood & Sports Bar
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Plans dating back to October 2018 to remodel the 8,500-square-foot, long-shuttered T.G.I. Fridays at the corner of Flamingo Road and Spencer Street have so far only resulted in temporary signage. But the Texas-based operators of Vida Mariscos Seafood & Sports Bar have now hired new contractors and are kick-starting permits to bring its Mexican restaurant meets casual sports bar to the Greystone Office Park.

Boasting it serves the “world’s best seafood” at its Houston location, company president Sergio Cabrera also oversees the Las Vegas expansion of the Los Cucos Mexican Cafe chain, a Spring Valley fixture since 2016.

Looking to quickly restart the project, initial paperwork from two years ago quoted an estimated construction budget of $240,000 to make over the easy-to-spot, standalone building on Flamingo Road.

Yet to update a revised debut timetable, or future opening hours, the Houston location is open daily for lunch and dinner and as late as 2 a.m. on Saturdays.

Specializing in margaritas, sangria and micheladas at the bar, the lengthy menu includes ceviches, breaded seafood, shrimp, tacos, lobster tail, enchiladas, plus basa, tilapia, salmon and red snapper dishes, and molcajete specials.

Vida Mariscos Expands from Texas to the Eastside [ELV]

Los Cucos Mexican Cafe Expands to Spring Valley [ELV]