Diablitos Cantina successfully blends traditional with unexpected


 

 

BY GABE HARTWIG

 

The exterior of Diablitos Cantina doesn’t call a lot of attention to itself. The building sits away from the street, just a few blocks off busy Lindell and Grand boulevards. But inside, it’s a different story.

I spent a good portion of my visit to Diablitos studying the details of the space. We were greeted by a colorful dining area canopied by dozens of twinkling, jeweled metal stars. Wooden accents and oversize candelabras complement the building’s rugged beams and exposed brick. And a trio of mirrored skulls rotates above the bar, reflecting flashing colored lights, accompanying an eclectic mix of club music.

It’s the perfect blend of traditional and unexpected, which also is reflected in the menus.

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