Monthly Archives: January 2012

Diablitos Cantina nudges the Tex-Mex envelope

Menus at local Mexican restaurants tend to fall into one of two categories: They’re either predictable collections of tacos, enchiladas and burritos — almost inevitably accompanied by beans and rice and not much else — or they try to push the envelope of what most St. Louis diners consider “Mexican.” Diablitos Cantina doesn’t fit easily into either camp. On the one hand, its food is the creation of chef Chris Lee, whose pan-Latin work at Sanctuaria in the Grove has been anything but predictable. On the other hand, the location on the edge of the St. Louis University campus means

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Hot Eats: Diablitos Cantina

Complexity is a tricky thing to master. This is true whether the end product is a taco, a tequila, a new restaurant or an entire vertically integrated business model. In the case of Dr. Gurpreet Padda and Ami Grimes and their newest venture, Diablitos Cantina, it’s all of the above. Add too much complexity, and the duo risks overwhelming the average customer, who was perhaps lured into the devilishly tasty joint by the huge skull mural and the giant metal T-Rexes outside. With the restaurant’s location near Saint Louis University, customers are likely to be in search of Mexican street

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Diablitos Cantina celebrates their Grand Opening – January 20, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Diablitos Cantina 3761 Laclede Avenue Saint Louis, MO  63108 www.diablitoscantina.com Diablitos Cantina celebrates their Grand Opening – January 20, 2012  Saint Louis, MO (January 20, 2012) – Diablitos Cantina, a Mexican street fare dining concept, is proud to announce their Grand Opening, Friday January 20, 2012.  Please join these “little devils” for their daylong fiesta featuring a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 3pm, Happy Hour Specials from 3pm – 7pm, music by DJ Carlos G. Charles from 7pm – midnight and prize drawings every 15 minutes. Diablitos, brought to you by In Good Company, LLC, owned by Ami

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Paletas

Mexican Popscicles – fresh frozen fruit on a stick, selections change often so ask the server.

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Nacho Libre

The undefeated champion of nachos! Piled to the top rope with queso Blanco, guacamole, diablito’s beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, chipotle sauce, jardinière, and sour cream. Add pulled chicken 1.00 add carnitas   2.00 Add grilled steak   3.00

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La Grange Salad

A dinner sized portion of romaine lettuce, mangoes, pico de gallo and roasted corn tossed in avocado ranch dressing and garnished with tortilla strips. add grilled chicken   1.00 add grilled steak   2.00 add grilled shrimp   4.00

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Nopal Salad

Fresh julienned cactus pads tossed with diced tomatoes, jalapeno, onions, herbs, lime and avocado

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Huevos y Chilies

Tender baked pastry filled with scrambled eggs, roasted poblano peppers and jack cheese served with a side of salsa verde.

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Carne y Papas

Flaky handmade turn over stuffed with chorizo, potatoes and jack cheese. Baked and served with a side of salsa verde.

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Chiliqueles

Classic Mexican breakfast – A delicious casserole of tortillas, ranchero sauce, Jack cheese and scrambled eggs. Guaranteed to tame the Diablitos from the night before.

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