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Upscale restaurant offers modern Mexican food in a sophisticated and lively atmosphere!

Virginia Beach, VA on January 28th, 2020 will be home to a restaurant that serves authentic, fresh Mexican cuisine with the highly anticipated opening of Cantina Laredo. A full-service, modern Mexican restaurant, Cantina Laredo will offer an extensive menu of 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 7612 square- foot restaurant seats over 250 guests, and most notably includes a spacious, heated/cooled patio where patrons can leisurely take in the sights and sounds of Virginia Beach, Town Center.

The franchise is operated by Cantina of Virginia, LLC- LAP Group, based out of Chesapeake, VA and will be led by entrepreneur, Sanjay Patel. LAP Group was started in 2000, which diversely expanded to other businesses such as Petroleum, Happy Shopper – Convenience stores, Restaurants such as Einstein Bros. Bagels & Caribou Coffee, Taco bell, Wingstop, Fazoli’s, Tropical Smoothie and Hotels such as Marriott, Hilton and IHG Hotels.

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; Carnitas in a smoky chipotle wine sauce served with charred street corn and black beans; 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.

Cantina Laredo hosts brunch on Sundays until 3 p.m. and features entrees such as crab cakes benedict, chicken fajita omelet and migas con huevos (scrambled eggs with jalapenos, bacon and sautéed tortillas). Mimosas and Bloody Maria are available at $2.00, all day!

Cantina Laredo sets itself apart by boasting a robust drink menu featuring a selection of more than 50 tequilas and mezcals, hand-squeezed lime juice margaritas—including Cantina Laredo’s signature, award-winning “Casa ‘Rita” as well as mojitos and sangrias. The depth of Cantina Laredo’s tequila offerings, along with the fresh ingredients used in all its drink selections, sets it apart.
“We’re excited to bring this concept to Virginia Beach and the surrounding area,” said the owner, Sanjay Patel. “Cantina Laredo serves Mexican cuisine with a modern twist. This is unlike anything else in the area. We provide our guests with an authentic taste of Mexican cooking by using fresh ingredients and preparing everything in-house. Without a doubt, anyone who want to experience exciting and distinctive Mexican cuisine will find it here.”

Cantina Laredo first opened in 1984 in Addison, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. There are currently 27 locations in the United States and Abu Dhabi. The Virginia Beach location marks Cantina Laredo’s first in Virginia. “Cantina Laredo will be a fantastic addition to area,” said Sanjay Patel, owner. “We look forward to have the unique concept of creating authentic Mexican cuisine with a modern flair and aesthetic which will mix well with the lively and upbeat atmosphere in the area!”

Located at 4505 Commerce St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, Cantina Laredo will be open Sunday through Thursday 11am- 10pm and Friday and Saturday 11am-12am.

About Cantina Laredo:
Cantina Laredo is operated by Consolidated Restaurant Operations Inc. (CRO, Inc.), headquartered in Dallas, Texas. There are 27 Cantina Laredo restaurants around the world including locations in the U.S. and Abu Dhabi. For more information, visit