VEGAS RESTAURANT ROUNDUP: Ta-Ta Twice from Tacos & Tequila, Ice Creamery Rises, Vegan No Viva

Posted on: August 31, 2023, 04:25h. 

Last updated on: September 1, 2023, 01:42h.

Tacos & Tequilla, the Mexican restaurant known for its margaritas and Sunday mariachi brunches, will close for good after finishing service on September 10. This will be its second closure in five years.

Tacos & Tequila, Las Vegas
Tacos & Tequila’s Palace Station location will soon be on permanent vacation. (Image: Palace Station)

Tacos & Tequila opened in April 2022 in a 4,000-square-foot space at Palace Station. For more than a decade ending in 2018, it was at the Luxor, in the spot since occupied by Diablo’s Cantina.

Why it’s shuttering less than a year and a half after relocating? No one is saying. However, disappointing business is pretty much the only reason any restaurant closes in Las Vegas.

Voicemails left with Tacos & Tequila owner Drive This Entertainment, a Vegas-based hospitality company founded by Michael Frey and Craig Gilbert, weren’t returned before the deadline.

We All Scream
We All Scream created a buzz at its first shop on Flamingo Road west of the Strip. (Image: Scott Roeben/Vital Vegas)

Creamery Rises

The popular Sorry Not Sorry Creamery will open at We All Scream on September 21. That’s the 10,000-square-foot nightlife venue with ice cream owned by downtown entertainment impresario Ryan Doherty at 517 E. Fremont St.

Sorry Not Sorry Creamery, which features ice cream made using hormone- and antibiotic-free milk from grass-fed cows, has generated a buzz since opening on Flamingo Road west of the Strip in 2022.

Presumably, Sorry Not Sorry will replace We All Scream’s current ice creamery.

Craig’s Vegan is out at Resorts World. (Image: Happy Cow)

Dining Ins & Outs

In other confectionary news, luxury cakemaker Lady M Confections will open its first Las Vegas location at Resorts World this fall. Lady M is the creator of the Mille Crêpes, a cake baked with 20 alternating layers of soft cream and French crêpes.

This is only bad news for Craig’s Vegan Ice Cream fans, whose space in The District Lady M will take over. The plant-based creamery’s final day is Monday, September 4.

Queen Las Vegas, an LGBTQ+ boutique hotel from Q Group Hospitality and Eduardo Cordova founder of The Garden bar, opens its restaurant on Friday, September 1, at 1215 Las Vegas Blvd. South downtown. Later in the month, the Queen’s drag brunch will run every Saturday and Sunday, with the hotel opening sometime this fall.