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Chef Leticia Mitchell Plans Street Tacos and Margaritas on the Patio at Letty’s

The fast-casual restaurant replaces El Sombrero on Main Street

The exterior of El Sombrero Cafe, to be transformed into Letty’s by restaurateur Leticia Mitchell.
El Sombrero Cafe
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Already one of the most anticipated debuts of the year, newly filed paperwork reveals Letty’s de Leticia’s Cocina will create an homage to Mexican fast-casual dining in the Arts District, complete with an outdoor patio and an eclectic indoor design.

Created by restaurateur Leticia Mitchell, the 1,842-square-foot restaurant replaces local institution El Sombrero and its later replacement El Zaguán Mexican Bistro at 807 S. Main Street, sitting under an iconic vintage neon sign that has been advertising Mexican food on the property since 1950.

Expanding from her full-service Leticia’s Mexican Cocina brand, still open at Santa Fe Station, Letty’s will offer a walk-up counter within the 600-square-foot dining room, large enough for 49 customers inside and 19 more on a proposed seasonally operated patio situated outside the front door on Main Street.

Currently making its way through the City of Las Vegas approval process, Letty’s is hoping to secure a tavern-limited license to serve margaritas, micheladas, sangria, tequila, and beers to be paired with a menu of street tacos, tortas, and Mexican corn.

A native of Mexico City, chef Mitchell is also planing an interior makeover highlighted by dark woods, vibrant colors, teal accents, tapestries, folk art, and a nod to the Mexican card game Loteria.

Officially announced as coming soon, an opening date has not been revealed.

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