Mango returns with Mexican food
Mango’s, the popular downtown nightclub known for its monthly Drag Queen Bingo, is bringing food service back this Saturday, June 26 with a new restaurant concept.
The restaurant area next to the nightclub will reopen as Mango’s featuring Luis Jr.’s Mexican Food. The space, formerly known as Mango’s Burger Bar, has stopped serving food during the pandemic.
Luis Leyva Jr., whose father opened Luis’s Mexican Food on Alhambra Boulevard in 1965, will be the executive chef. Retired since Luis shut down a few years ago, Leyva Jr. couldn’t wait to get back into the kitchen.
The new menu will feature classic Luis dishes including colorado chili, fried tacos and homemade flour tortillas, as well as signature cocktails such as the cucumber-jalapeno margarita spritz and the Silvia margarita.
Drag Queen Bingo in person will return to Mango’s on Thursday, July 8th. During the pandemic, it took place virtually under the name âIt’s Online, Bitches! The charity fundraiser is a rowdy and boisterous event, featuring local figures such as Do Me Moore, $ 1 hits, and debauchery crowd responses to bingo call numbers such as B11 (“Legs to Heaven! â) And O69 (â Ohhhhhhhhhh 69! â) Sponsored by the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce on the first Thursday of the month, the event benefits a different local nonprofit each month.
Mango’s restaurant will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. This Saturday, the Maya group will be offering live performances starting at 4 p.m. Mango’s is at 1930 K St.