Mariposa Cocina & Cocktails is scheduled to debut in southwest Las Vegas this fall. The 8,000 square-foot contemporary eatery will fill the former Shiraz space and feature a stylish dining room complete with wall murals and photogenic activations. Spearheaded by Executive Chef Robert Lomeli and consultants Antonio Nunez of The Stove in Henderson and Lanny Chin of The Slanted Door at Caesars Palace, the Latin-inspired, contemporary menu promises to fuse culture with experience.
“I’m looking at traditional cuisine that has been around for hundreds of years, and conserving those unique flavor profiles, techniques and traditions in my dishes,” said Executive Chef Robert Lomeli when asked about his plans for the restaurant’s menu. “I’m taking those traditions and twisting them around a little bit by using high-quality ingredients. This way, we are able to modernize each dish without compromising on tradition.” Standout dishes on the menu include a tableside Queso Fundido A La Raclette, Guacamole Negro, Empanadas De Huitlacoche, Enchiladas Del Jardín (vegetarian), Surf & Turf Tacos and a Churro Bread Pudding for dessert.
A comprehensive bar program is in the works, with a wide selection of the finest tequila and mezcal being sourced for the restaurant’s handcrafted cocktail menu. Mariposa Cocina & Cocktails will evolve from an approachable neighborhood cantina to a posh, late night hot spot with live entertainment and a nightly hookah service, enjoyed in a lounge-style setting.
Mariposa Cocina & Cocktails is located at 2575 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102 and plans to start accepting reservations as early as Fall 2020. For updates on an opening date, follow Mariposa Cocina & Cocktails on Instagram or like them on Facebook.
ABOUT MARIPOSA COCINA & COCKTAILS
Spearheaded by Executive Chef Robert Lomeli and consultants Antonio Nunez and Lanny Chin, Mariposa Cocina & Cocktails is a unique neighborhood Latin concept that lives and breathes culture in Las Vegas’ southwest region. Mariposa Cocina & Cocktails boasts an uncompromised modern menu with recipes sourced from Mexico, Central America and South America. A comprehensive tequila and mezcal program offers unbeatable handcrafted cocktail pairings with each dish on the menu. Step foot in the restaurant’s stylish dining room, featuring wall murals, art activations and a photobooth, complete with live entertainment and tableside preparations that aim to dazzle patrons.