One of the most eagerly awaited debuts of the summer has arrived on Main Street, sitting under an iconic Arts District neon sign and serving a casual breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu from local restaurateur Leticia Mitchell.
Letty’s De Leticia’s Cocina replaces the 1,842-square-foot former El Sombrero Cafe space at 807 S. Main Street, a location synonymous with Mexican dining since 1950.
Opening daily at 7 a.m., chef Mitchell expanded on her Leticia’s Cocina & Cantina menu at the Santa Fe Station and created a new, counter-service restaurant inspired by her Mexico City roots.
Featuring a protective barrier at the counter and socially distant seating, Letty’s collection of apertivos, or small eats, includes $8 ceviche, $5 grilled corn, $8 chicharrones, and seasoned fries upgraded with Mexican chorizo, Oaxaca cheese, and topped with two eggs.
Customers can order heartier lunch and dinner options of tacquitos, tamales, empanaditas, gorditas, $9 enchiladas, and the $11 steak ranchera.
Tacos include street-style preparations with al pastor, pork belly, and carne asada, guisados tacos filled with choices of pork mole, birria, or chicken tinga and the $4 ensenada taco created with seared, or battered, fish and shrimp.
Also available, tortas, sides, and desserts, plus beer, margaritas, and an evolving roster of cocktails.
The building’s sand colored exterior has recently been transformed by a mural by street artists, Snipt, Tony Castillo, and Yournameiswhatnow and last month, Letty’s applied for permission to create a seasonal, 19-seat patio next to the Main Street entrance.
Letty’s De Leticia’s Cocina, 807 S. Main Street, 702-476-9477. Open daily from 7 a.m to 9 p.m. and closing at 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
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