JACKSON, Miss. — Excitement continues in The District at Eastover with the highly-anticipated opening of a locally-owned Cantina Laredo, a full-service, modern Mexican restaurant. Cantina Laredo offers an extensive menu of modern Mexican cuisine, top shelf margaritas, and specialty sangrias in a sophisticated atmosphere.
Committed to serving authentic Mexican food inspired by the cuisine of Mexico City, the 7,776 square-foot restaurant seats over 250 guests, and most notably includes a spacious, cooled patio overlooking The District’s pristine green space and fountains.
Known for creating fresh-made Mexican food with a modern flair, menu items include dishes like Chilean Sea Bass served with a jalapeno beurre blanc sauce; Chipotle Pollo Fajitas served with a chipotle-wine sauce, bacon, mushrooms and melted Monterey Jack cheese; and Cantina Laredo’s popular Top Shelf Guacamole, prepared fresh tableside. Complimentary chips paired with two hand-crafted salsas are provided to each guest table. The robust drink menu features a selection of more than 50 tequilas, hand-squeezed, lime juice margaritas—including Cantina Laredo’s signature, award-winning “Casa ‘Rita” as well as mojitos, coladas, and sangrias.
“We’re excited to bring this concept to Metro Jackson,” said local General Manager, Michael Ryan. “Cantina Laredo serves upscale Mexican cuisine with a modern twist. We aim to provide guests with an authentic taste of Mexican cooking by using fresh ingredients and preparing everything in-house. Whether it’s date night, a working lunch, or Sunday brunch, we have signature specialty dishes to satisfy any taste.”
Cantina Laredo’s brunch offering features mimosas made with fresh-squeezed orange juice or a “Bloody Maria,” made with Casa Noble organic tequila. The brunch menu includes classic brunch favorites with a modern Mexican twist such as Crab Cakes Benedict; Huevos Rancheros, a traditional egg dish topped with ranchera and tomatillo sauce; and Asada y Huevos, grilled steak and eggs with marinated onions and chimichurri sauce.
“We are thrilled to welcome Cantina Laredo to The District at Eastover,” said Breck Hines, co-developer of The District at Eastover. “After traveling a large part of the Southeastern U.S. in the last few years to seek out the best modern Mexican restaurant concept, 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. We therefore believe we have the perfect partnership of local owners while benefitting from the operational skill of a well-established restaurant company with huge resources to pull from.”
Cantina Laredo first 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.
Located in The District at Eastover (200 District Boulevard), Cantina Laredo 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. The restaurant will begin taking reservations in September.