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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
CORALVILLE — A new Mexican restaurant soon will be opening in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing District.
Coralville City Council approved a new 10-year lease for Blue Agave Mexican Restaurant during the council’s Jan. 10 meeting, pending a Feb. 14 public hearing. The new restaurant, owned by Jose Martinez and Hadanely Solorio-Martinez, also will have two five-year lease renewal options.
The ground-level space at 211 E. Ninth St., Suite 135, previously was home to La Vecina Restaurante, a modern upscale Mexican restaurant.
An opening date for the new restaurant has not yet been announced and was not articulated in a lease agreement with the city, although the agreement stipulates that the new tenant must open the restaurant by May 1.
A sample menu submitted to the Coralville City Council contains a variety of specialties from street food like elote corn and tacos to more traditional specialties like fajitas and carne asada. Diners may be able to order from a number of warm bowl and salad selections, as well.
The menu is virtually identical to the menu of a restaurant by the same name in the Des Moines metro. Blue Agave in Waukee is an upscale Mexican concept that also offers a full menu of craft cocktails, specialty margaritas, and flights of tequila and margaritas.
Entree listings detail elevated ingredients for many dishes, with a price range of $13 to $25.
Former tenant La Vecina opened in June 2019. Its exact closing date is unclear, but the restaurant stopped posting on social media in November 2021.
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