Mijo Modern Mexican Restaurant and Wax Rabbit at
Durango Casino & Resort to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
with Exquisite Dishes and Specialty Cocktail
Mijo Modern Mexican Restaurant, located at the newly opened Durango Casino & Resort, will ignite a flame under more than just the grill with dinner specials and an exclusive cocktail to celebrate Valentine’s Day. In addition, Mijo’s seductive speakeasy, Wax Rabbit, will offer guests a shot special to cap off the night.
From 4 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, Mijo will offer delectable dinner specials, perfect for sharing with a loved one. Guests can start the night with Raw Love, featuring yellowfin tuna and topped with cucumber and mango, served with Pasilla ponzu sauce and salsa macha, priced at $22. The Lovers’ Feast, which serves two, includes seafood paella with lobster, shrimp, scallops and octopus, priced at $65. Lovebirds can finish their dinner on a sweet note with Ti Amo Mucho En Fuego, featuring a hollow chocolate skull which is set aflame tableside, melting it to reveal strawberry flan, topped Mexican chocolate sauce and red fruit salsa, priced at $19. Guests can pair their dinner with El Corazón, a specialty Valentine’s Day cocktail crafted with Flecha Azul Blanco, elderflower, prosecco, lemon, strawberries and cane syrup, priced at $18.
After their meal, couples can venture off to find Wax Rabbit, hidden behind the walls of Mijo. The intimate, dimly lit speakeasy will feature a shot special, where guests who purchase one shot will receive a second shot on the house from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Patrons can also delight in Wax Rabbits cocktails, which pairs the rich flavors of classic libations with Mexico’s finest spirits, highlighting the flavors of expertly curated mezcals and tequilas. Cocktails, which include the Wax Rabbit Old Fashioned, made with Flecha Azul reposado, agave and bitters, served in a skull-shaped glass, will honor Mexico’s rich spirits heritage, while elaborate cocktails will tantalize guests’ taste buds, such as the Hidden Passion, which features Don Julio Reposado, Strega, guava and pineapple, served in a glass shaped after the female figure. Every night, DJs spin music that spans genres on ‘wax,’ as vinyl records were dubbed during the rise of the underground bar scene in the ‘80s, evoking a sense of nostalgia.
About Mijo Modern Mexican Restaurant
Mijo Modern Mexican Restaurant’s menu showcases the diverse, tantalizing flavors of coastal Mexico presented through an unconventional lens. Mijo’s cuisine is highlighted by sizzling fajitas, prime meats, grilled whole fish, and to-die-for ceviche. Mijo’s unblemished beverage program is its calling card. A bevy of fragrant and flavorful cocktails and hard-to-find spirits complement the cuisine, in addition to tequila lockers that hold hidden gems. Mijo is open from 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4 to 11 p.m. on Friday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. More information is available on the website at www.mijomexican.com or on TikTok and Instagram @MijoMexican.
Wax Rabbit, an immersive, enchanting cocktail lounge hidden within the walls of Mijo Modern Mexican Restaurant, is now open at the luxurious Durango Casino & Resort in southwest Las Vegas. DJs spinning vinyl records set a nostalgic mood within the intimate, 1,000-square-foot lounge, which reveals intriguing design by world-renowned Italian-Canadian designer Alessandro Munge and his award-winning firm, Studio Munge. Cutting-edge mixology pairs the rich flavors of classic cocktails with Mexico’s finest spirits, highlighting the flavors of expertly curated mezcals and tequilas. Follow Wax Rabbit on Instagram at @WaxRabbitLV.
Clique Hospitality, founded by hospitality innovator Andy Masi in 2014, has conceptualized nearly two dozen nightlife and dining destinations in San Diego and Las Vegas. The company’s Las Vegas day and nightlife portfolio includes The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails and CliQue Bar & Lounge at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; Easy’s Cocktail Lounge at ARIA Resort & Casino; Eight Lounge and Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge at Resorts World Las Vegas; and DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The company’s Las Vegas dining portfolio includes Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca and Borracha Mexican Cantina located at Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa and Casino in Henderson; Side Piece Pizza at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Summerlin; The Still Drafts, Crafts & Eats at The Mirage; Tailgate Social Sports Bar & Grill at Palace Station Hotel and Casino; and Proper Eats Food Hall at ARIA Resort & Casino. Clique recently unveiled three new, immersive concepts at Durango Casino & Resort in Southwest Las Vegas: Mijo Modern Mexican Restaurant, its hidden speakeasy, Wax Rabbit, and Bel-Aire Lounge. Clique will soon debut Bel-Aire Backyard, opening at Durango Casino & Resort, and Caspian’s at Caesars Palace, both set to open in spring 2024. Clique Hospitality’s Southern California day and nightlife destinations include Oxford Social Club and The Pool House at Pendry San Diego. Clique’s San Diego restaurant portfolio includes Joya Kitchen in La Jolla; Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine at Pendry San Diego; Serẽa Coastal Cuisine at Hotel Del Coronado; Temaki Bar in Encinitas; the new SET Steak & Sushi at Pendry Newport Beach; and the recently opened Lilian’s and Bing’s Bar at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. More information about Clique Hospitality and the company’s full portfolio is available on the website at www.cliquehospitality.com.
About Durango Casino & Resort
Inspired by the warm colors of the desert and heritage of Las Vegas, Durango Casino & Resort offers locals and visitors alike an approachable luxury experience. Guests arrive in a serene lobby, flanked by the resort’s indoor/outdoor Bel-Aire Lounge and Backyard alongside nearby elegant meetings and events spaces. Travelers retreat to a modern 200-room luxury hotel featuring an elevated collection of rooms and suites that reflect the property’s sense of place. Signature dining options include Mijo Modern Mexican, Summer House, The George Sportsmen’s Lounge and Nicco’s Prime Meats & Fresh Fish, an original steakhouse concept by Chef Daniel Ye and his impressive culinary team. Eat Your Heart Out, an eclectic and communal hall of foods, offers highly sought-after outposts from culinary-driven cities Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia alongside beloved local favorites. Durango features an 83,000 square foot casino featuring innovative gaming technology and a one-of-a-kind STN Sportsbook. Durango is the latest casino and resort destination by Station Casinos and is located at the corner of Interstate 215 (I-215) beltway and Durango Drive just a short drive from The Strip and offers convenient, free parking. For more information, please visit www.durangoresort.com or call 702.567.7777. For the latest on social media, follow @DurangoResort.