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Las Palmas Mexican Bar and Grill joins downtown Fargo’s dining scene – InForum

Las Palmas Mexican Bar and Grill joins downtown Fargo’s dining scene – InForum

FARGO – Las Palmas Mexican Bar and Grill will soon be part of downtown Fargo’s vibrant restaurant scene.

Reeno Ilogu, co-owner of District 64 Bar and Nightlife, and Jose Perez, co-owner of El Agave Mexican Restaurant in Fargo, have announced that the second floor of District 64 will now be given over to Las Palmas, a family-friendly restaurant for all ages serving a mix of Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican cuisine.

An opening for Las Palmas is planned for August 1st.

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The owners of downtown Fargo nightclub District 64 and south Fargo Mexican restaurant El Agave have joined forces to open a new venue called Las Palmas Mexican Bar and Grill. The restaurant will operate on the second floor of 64 Broadway, pictured Wednesday, July 10, 2024. District 64 will continue to operate on the first floor of the building.

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The ground floor of 64 Broadway will remain the District 64 bar and dance floor, where regular events will continue to be held, Ilogu said.

Ilogu, a self-professed lover of Mexican food, said the collaboration was natural. After looking at the dining options downtown, he realized there was no authentic Mexican restaurant. He said calling Perez, a longtime friend, was easy.

“This is something we’ve always wanted to do,” Ilogu told The Forum. “Partnering with El Agave gives us an advantage. They serve amazing food… It’s almost like it was meant to be.”

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The second floor bar area of ​​District 64 in downtown Fargo is seen on Wednesday, July 10, 2024. It will be converted into a new restaurant called Las Palmas Mexican Bar and Grill. Las Palmas is a partnership between the owners of District 64 and El Agave Mexican Restaurant.

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The upper floor of District 64 has a commercial kitchen, but the creation of Las Palmas requires more equipment, which will arrive soon.

Perez said the second floor of 64 Broadway is a great opportunity to bring his version of Mexican cuisine downtown.

“There’s nothing like it here,” Perez said. “I think this will be the best restaurant in downtown Fargo. Period.”

“I think it’s the perfect mix of Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican cuisine,” Ilogu said.

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Reeno Ilogu, co-owner of District 64 nightclub (left), and Jose Perez, co-owner of El Agave Mexican restaurant, talk about their partnership in opening Las Palmas Mexican Bar and Grill, which will be located on the second floor of 64 Broadway in downtown Fargo. District 64 will continue to operate on the ground floor of the building.

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Las Palmas offers some nice views of Broadway, as the renovated Bell Bank Tower looms a few blocks south at 520 Main Avenue. When the bar’s tri-fold windows are open on the second floor, a cool breeze makes a summer morning pleasant.

Ilogu said the completion of the Bell Bank project, which will bring another 300 of the company’s employees downtown, will be “good for business.”

El Agave Mexican restaurant opened in December 2023 at 2581 45th St. S. in the former Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que building.

District 64 opened in May 2022 as a two-story nightspot with bars on both floors.

Helmut Schmidt

Helmut Schmidt is a business reporter for The Forum. He is an import from Germany, coming to the U.S. about a decade after the Volkswagen Beetle. After graduating from high school in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, he served in the U.S. Army as a microwave radio operator and mechanic. He earned a journalism degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, then started at the Albert Lea Tribune in southeastern Minnesota, where he served as managing editor for three years. At The Forum, he has covered a variety of topics, including elementary and secondary schools, municipal government, police and courts, and the business world. Contact Helmut at 701-241-5583 or [email protected].