Advertisement

Virgin Hotels’ Instagram darling Casa Calavera will bring the beach

Bookmark this
September 11, 2020 By Heidi Knapp Rinella

Lots of Mexican restaurants promise they’ll make you feel you’ve been transported south of the border for your meal. At Casa Calavera from the Hakkasan Group — which will open next year with Virgin Hotels Las Vegas — the experience will include dining on a beach.

Well, not quite. But you will be able to nosh with your feet in the sand, an experience the group’s executive vice president of food and beverage, Derek Silberstein, said will be unique in Las Vegas.

The group’s first Casa Calavera opened in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, in 2018, and Silberstein said they wanted to replicate that beachy feeling. So Silberstein said the outdoor patio of the former Hard Rock Hotel’s Pink Taco has been expanded toward the pool area, and some tables will actually be in sand.

If that’s not Instagram-worthy enough for you, there will be plenty of other opportunities. The original Casa Calavera reportedly has become known as one of Mexico’s most Instagrammable restaurants, and Silberstein said the theme will be continued here. Among them: four Dia de los Muertos-style altars, setting the tone for the restaurant’s larger theme.

“At Hakkasan Group, we love to create experiences through our venues,” he said. “We definitely take that into consideration — to create something that is compelling for people to capture and help market and promote.”

The restaurant will have a menu that reflects authenticity, he said, not contemporary but traditional.

“A great taco program, burritos, enchiladas, specialties and feature dishes,” he said, at lunch and dinner daily. Casa Calavera will be family-friendly as well as a late-night party destination.

The decor, Silberstein said, also will have an authentic air. “So you really get that Old World feel as far as furniture, fixtures and custom murals on the walls.”

It’ll be fun, too. Outside the door they’re planning a throne constructed of tequila bottles and surrounded by flowers, accessible to anyone entering, leaving or just wandering by.

“It will be a great Instagrammable moment,” Silberstein said.

 


Advertisement

Recent Articles

Combat Veteran and Attorney Craig Drummond fights for clients

Combat Veteran and Attorney Craig Drummond fights for clients

in Sponsored Content

Looking for an injury law firm committed to fighting for its clients? Consider the Drummond Law Firm in Las Vegas.

September 25, 2020 By Drummond Law Firm

Climbing enthusiasts find adventure at new indoor ropes course

Climbing enthusiasts find adventure at new indoor ropes course

in Sponsored Content

Despite being a new business in Las Vegas, Climb Vegas is managed and operated by a staff and management team that has particularly unique experience with heights.

September 25, 2020 By Climb Las Vegas

Couples get lucky in Vegas at Lucky Little Wedding Chapel

Couples get lucky in Vegas at Lucky Little Wedding Chapel

in Sponsored Content

A local couple have found a way to combine the magic of luck with the power of love.

September 23, 2020 By Lucky Little Wedding Chapel

Margherita or Grandma's, in Las Vegas, pies the limit!

Margherita or Grandma's, in Las Vegas, pies the limit!

in Food, Best Of News

In 1889, during a Queen’s visit to Naples, Italy, a famous style of pizza was created. Plus a try at home Keto Cauliflower Pizza Crust (pictured) with only five ingredients and only 106 calories.

September 23, 2020 By Best of Las Vegas

Advertisement

Must Read Articles

Not so fast: Officials say Las Vegas restaurants can’t reopen bars

Not so fast: Officials say Las Vegas restaurants can’t reopen bars

in Food

A recent order by the governor sowed confusion among restaurant owners and officials across the Las Vegas Valley on Wednesday.

September 11, 2020 By Heidi Knapp Rinella and Al Mancini

Safely Enhance Your Appearance

Safely Enhance Your Appearance

While both cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery deal with improving a patient’s body, the overarching philosophies guiding the training, research, and goals for patient outcomes are different.

September 4, 2020 By Best of Las Vegas

Spirit to offer nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Orange County

Spirit to offer nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Orange County

in Entertainment News, News

Daily nonstop flights will kick off Nov. 17 between McCarran International Airport and John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California, the airline announced Tuesday.

September 1, 2020 By Mick Akers

From here in Las Vegas, Miracle Flights addresses a nationwide need

From here in Las Vegas, Miracle Flights addresses a nationwide need

in Sponsored Content

Las Vegas-based Miracle Flights was founded in 1985 on the simple, straightforward belief that a healthy life is the birthright of every child – regardless of income, ailment or distance to medical care.

September 7, 2020 By Miracle Flights

Advertisement