Rising rents cited as the cause
Leticia’s Mexican Cocina, a mainstay in Centennial for a decade, closed on Sunday.
Owner Leticia Mitchell tells Eater Vegas that “[T]he new landlords have not allotted us the opportunity with excessive terms & rate increases for our business and found someone else to replace us.…In our 10 years of being a front runner in the Northwest, we are gratified to have been a contributor to the many activities of this community. We are extremely proud of all that we have accomplished in these glorious years and could not be more thankful to those who have believed in us and invested in our small business in the northwest community! So many families that we grew with will be so missed. We want to express from the bottom of our hearts our gratitude for all your loyal and continued patronage with Leticia’s Mexican Cocina throughout our 10 years.”
Mitchell says she is looking for a new location in Centennial.
Mitchell closed her Mexican restaurant at Tivoli Village in October. Mitchell, who immigrated to Las Vegas from Mexico City in 1964. Her menu spanned dishes from Mexico City, Puebla, Guadalajara, and the Mayan peninsula. That restaurant replaced Cantina Laredo after it departed the shopping center in 2017.