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Restaurant with Latino flair coming to Midtown Crossing
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Restaurant with Latino flair coming to Midtown Crossing

The new hotel is set to open in March of 2021 in downtown Omaha.

Omaha native Joshua Martinez plans to bring a taste of his heritage and family recipes to Midtown Crossing, as he opens a new restaurant called Pa Más.

The name was inspired by his grandmother, whose had that nickname for so long he can't recall exactly how it came to be.

Martinez, formerly a manager at Cantina Laredo and other restaurants, hopes to start serving food and drinks in March in the 7,000-square-foot space previously occupied by Black Oak Grill, which closed in March.

Not every dish at Pa Más will have a Mexican influence, or taste like the enchiladas, pozole and carne asada Martinez grew up on. The menu will offer a variety of "street tacos," but some dishes will be more common to other Spanish language countries.   

Margaritas will be on tap, and Martinez said he's going for a tropical, beachside ambiance. The restaurant will feature an outdoor patio.

Martinez said he feels good about the concept, the location and what's ahead.

"We're going to take a leap of faith and create something new."


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