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Los Cucos Mexican Cafe replaces Mimi’s Cafe near Summerlin

For the second time, Houston’s Los Cucos Mexican Cafe is taking over a vacant Mimi’s Cafe restaurant and has already started building an extension of its popular Mexican menu to the west.

Mimi’s Cafe at 1121 S. Fort Apache Road closed earlier this year near the Charleston Boulevard intersection, with its casual French and American-inspired breakfast menu served for 13 years. The chain’s two remaining branches in the Las Vegas area continue to serve Centennial and Henderson.

Work on the large, 6,672-square-foot freestanding building will include remodeling the exterior and altering the interior layout, but building permits do not mention any further structural improvements and suggest the new restaurant could open within six. next months.

Mexican cafe Los Cucos arrived from Texas in 2016, relocating to Spring Valley and occupying another Mimi location on Arroyo Crossing Parkway.

Operating more than a dozen locations, including a venue in Sandy, Utah, the extensive Mexican cafe menu in Las Vegas is available for lunch or dinner and includes seafood dishes, ceviche , lunch specials, fajitas, parrilladas, carnitas and happy hour. .

The parent company’s plans to open Vida Mariscos Seafood & Sports Bar on Flamingo Road currently appear to be at a standstill.

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Richard Dement

The author Richard Dement