La Neta Cocina: A New Mexican Restaurant in Deep Ellum

La Neta Cocina y Lounge, a modern Mexican restaurant from Las Vegas, is opening in Deep Ellum’s Epic development on Feb 20th 2023, offering a unique twist on traditional Mexican cuisine according to a Dallas Morning News article. They say,

“La Neta Cocina y Lounge, a modern Mexican restaurant that originated in Las Vegas, has plans to open in Deep Ellum’s Epic development on Feb. 20, 2023. 

The name La Neta means “the truth,” and the restaurant’s CEO and designer Ryan Labbe says, “the truth, to me, is we’re different.” 

“Maybe you’re not going to get your grandma’s enchiladas, but you’re going to love our enchiladas,” he says. He’s one of nearly a dozen restaurant owners bringing Las Vegas restaurants to Dallas. Others include Italian restaurant Carbone and steakhouse STK.”

The restaurant’s menu, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, has received rave reviews in Las Vegas, and Dallas menu is coming soon. With a unique take on traditional Mexican cuisine, diners can expect an exciting and delicious dining experience.

“In Dallas, everything is sparklers and dry ice,” Labbe says. He’s launching a new section of the menu in Dallas called BFD — that’s “Big F-ing Desserts,” that will include flashy and oversized sweets like a big cookie sandwich called the Hot Mess that froths from dry ice and is dripping in chocolate fondue. 

81/82 Group, the parent company of La Neta Cocina y Lounge, owns several other successful restaurants in Las Vegas and plans to expand its presence in the Dallas hospitality scene with multiple concepts.