Can you say deja vu? It's ironic a new downtown restaurant will coincidentally have the same name as the previous one in that location, except it's in Spanish.
Las Palmas, plans to open in Mount Dora in the former home of The Palm Tree Grill. This will be the second location for the Cuban restaurant that has been in business in Sebastian, Florida for the last five years.
The new restaurant will feature authentic Cuban fare made from scratch using family recipes, according to owner Edna Gonzalez. The houses specialties include a churassco steak, seafood paella, oxtail in red wine sauce, as well as snapper with black bean and mango salsa. In addition, the menu will also have a few Cuban-inspired Mexican and Puerto Rican dishes.
Gonzales said she and her husband decided to open a location in Mount Dora after falling in love with the town after a recent return visit. "It's an adorable town, like a little piece of a movie," said Gonzalez.
The couple saw the 'For Rent' sign in the window of the vacant space and worked with local real estate agent, Dawn Williams.
The eatery will also serve sandwiches with fries starting at $10 and entrees ranging from $12-$23. The restaurant will offer a full bar that includes mojitos, margaritas and sangria that are all made from scratch. The bar features two-for-one cocktails every day, all day. Catering will also be available.
The restaurant will be accepting applications for all positions Wednesday-Friday from 11-5pm at the downtown at 351 N. Donnelly Street.