By JACK WEATHERLY
The Cantina Laredo, a full-service, upscale Mexican restaurant, opened this week at the District at Eastover in Jackson.
Serving food inspired by the cuisine of Mexico City, the 7,776-square-foot restaurant seats more than 250 and includes a cooled patio overlooking green space and fountains.
The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. It will begin taking reservations in September.
“Cantina Laredo serves upscale Mexican cuisine with a modern twist,” said General Manager Michael Ryan. “Whether it’s date night, a working lunch or Sunday brunch, we have signature specialty dishes to satisfy any taste.”
Breck Hines, co-developer of the District, said, “We fell in love with Cantina’s food, their interior design and their operations. We liked the concept so much in fact that we asked Cantina’s parent company if we could be partners with them in this restaurant and they obliged.”
The first Cantina Laredo opened in 1984 in Addison, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. There are currently 35 locations in the United States, with additional locations in Abu Dhabi and London.
The Jackson location marks Cantina Laredo’s first in Mississippi. It is operated by Consolidated Restaurant Operations Inc.
The District at Eastover is a 585,000-square-foot, mixed-use development nearing completion along Interstate 55 between Eastover Drive and Meadowbrook Road.