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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 on Great Day St. Louis

  Chef Wil Pelly from Diablitos Cantina is showing us how to make a watermelon chipotle salsa.  

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Feast: THE FEED: Now Open: A Look at the New Diablitos Cantina

THE FEED: Now Open: A Look at the New Diablitos Cantina FEAST Staff Photography by Brandi Wills Dec 16, 2011 Diablitos Cantina opens its doors today near the St. Louis University campus, and we dropped by a preview party last night to sample some of the house cocktails, infused tequilas and modern Mexican street fare. Opening at 4pm today, the restaurant comes from Gupreet Padda and Ami Grimes, the owners of Chuy Arzola’s, Sanctuaria Wild Tapas and Cathedral Square Brewery. They say they went through 200 to 300 recipes to get exactly what they wanted on the Diablitos menu and

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Diablitos Cantina Opens Today in Midtown

Diablitos Cantina Opens Today in Midtown By Kylah Brown December 16, 2011 11:41 AM The recent brainchild of Gurpreet Padda and Ami Grimes, the dynamic duo you can thank for Sanctuaria, Cafe Ventana and Chuy Arzola’s, offers “spirits and sustenance” with a Mexican flare. Those who miss the recently closed El Borracho will find solace in this Mexican-street-vendor-concept cantina which opens today at 4 p.m. Diablitos (3761 Laclede Ave., 314-644-4430, www.diablitoscantina.com), which has a distinct Dia de los Muertos feel, touts house-infused tequilas, traditional margaritas, horchatas—as well as beer and wine. And let’s not forget about the sustenance, which you’ll

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Gurpreet Padda & Ami Grimes Transform Midtown Iggy’s Into Diablitos Cantina (those little devils)

Gurpreet Padda & Ami Grimes Transform Midtown Iggy’s Into Diablitos Cantina (those little devils) By George Mahe September 5, 2011 7:50 AM Last time we checked in with Dr. Gurpreet Padda and Ami Grimes, owners and developers of Cafe Ventana,Sanctuaria, and Chuy Arzola’s, they were moving the latter from 3701 Lindell (at The Coronado) to the former Iggy’s location at 3761 Laclede in Midtown. We should check in more often… Chuy’s was scheduled to close last week–it’s still open–and the new “Chuy’s” is not Chuy’s at all. Quietly and–until the tarps were lifted to reveal the building facade–clandestinely, they have been putting the final touches

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RFT 2013 Best Of Saint Louis – Best Margarita

Diablitos Cantina received the RFT 2013 Best Of Saint Louis Award for Best Margarita! BEST OF ST. LOUIS 2013 FOOD & DRINK Best Margarita Diablitos Cantina There’s no shortage of decent margaritas around town, but how many of them use housemade tequila infusions? The “Margarita de Casa” is made with Aqui Vamos tequila, lime juice, orange juice, housemade simple syrup and triple sec — go ahead and get a pitcher. The original marg can also be made with any of Diablitos’ three infused tequilas: coffee, tea and cinnamon; mango, pineapple and orange; or cucumber, jalapeño and hibiscus. The “Tamarindo” margarita adds a

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