First announced last October and initially hoping to debut earlier this year, California import Bobby Maoâ€™s Chinese Kitchen & Mexican Cantina now seems destined to fulfill an updated September opening date.
Recently hiring, creators Bobby and Tina Mao will take over the second-level, 7,000-square-foot shuttered home of Chevys Fresh Mex, next to a main entrance and a Red Robin burger outpost.
New renderings suggest the delays are a result of remodeling the footprint, creating two dining rooms, outfitting a large square bar and lounge, and preparing the roomy, â€śmistedâ€ť outdoor â€śdog-friendlyâ€ť patio.
The restaurant plans to serve fusion dishes daily from 11 a.m. to close, and feature a Chinese and Mexican lunch menu designed for diners seated in the bar area throughout the day, or the main dining room from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Continuing the style of the original location at the Westfield Mall Palm Desert, the Henderson sequel is self-described as offering â€śa high end ambient atmosphere with affordable pricing.â€ť
On the future menu, spins on familiar favorites, including Asian tacos and sliders, lettuce wraps, Kung Pao scallops and moo shu pork, plus â€śflaming fajitasâ€ť chimichangas, enchiladas, burritos, and entrees such as slow-roasted pork carnitas. Chinese and Mexican-inspired vegetarian entrees will also be available.
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