Opening of a new Latin American restaurant near Charlotte
A former Sagebrush in Mooresville may be setting the stage for a new restaurant moving to the Charlotte area, but don’t expect to find peanut shells on the floor when you get there.
CapicÃºa is a new Latin American restaurant that will open on July 30.
The owners of the restaurant – Jennifer Alcantara, Edwin Mejia and Jacob Pacheco – are from the Dominican Republic. They moved to Mooresville âand wanted to bring our culture to the area,â Alcantara told CharlotteFive.
THE FOOD: CapicÃºa’s menu will include Dominican, Ecuadorian, Venezuelan, Puerto Rican and Spanish influences. Expect Latin cuisine “with a new twist,” Alcantara said. âOur Latin foods, we’re so used to having rice and beans and meat, but the way we’re going to do it is we’re going to be very engaging. So instead of your typical plate, it will be something super interactive, super innovative, so that you can have such an amazing atmosphere while you eat and have fun while you do it.
THE NAME: CapicÃºa is a winning move in a game of dominoes, in which the last chip can be placed on either end. âWe chose the name because of the culture and the backgrounds we all grew up in with our parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles playing the game at family functions,â said Alcantara.
THE DANCE: Come for the food, but stay for the atmosphere. âThis restaurant will be inviting for everyone whether you are single and looking to dance and have a great meal with a cocktail party, corporate meetings or family events,â said Alcantara.
140 Regency Center Drive, Mooresville
Inauguration on July 30
This story was originally published June 15, 2021 6:00 a.m.