A new Mexican restaurant is planned for upper Broad Street in Nevada City where Las Katarinas was once located — and at the same time council member Reinette Senum said she is selling her Los Mineros restaurant on lower Commercial Street.
“I have come to understand that I am an activist at heart and that is what I must follow,” Reinette wrote on her Facebook page. “So I am selling Los Mineros, and we will be closing our doors this Friday night. … As many of you have seen, I am working on average 80-90 hours per week….and though I am a worker bee, this does not allow me the time to dedicate to my community at the level I like.”
We will miss Los Mineros’ Mexican food, which was authentic and reasonable, adding to the variety on Commercial Street — from Three Forks to Matteos to Ike’s and others.
“Los Mineros is being sold to two wonderful families, but they will be starting a different restaurant,” Reinette said, adding, “Business has never been so brisk in this location.”
Reinette concluded: “I’m proud to say we have served over $4,000 worth of Gratitude Bowls for anyone who walked through our doors hungry. We also made it a point to fill Commercial Street with beautiful music and pay our weekly musicians well.”
Sources said the new restaurant on Commercial Ave. is expected to also focus on ethnic cuisine — but not Mexican. It could open in about a month.
Meanwhile, on Broad Street, a new Mexican restaurant is planned for the former Las Katarinas location.
The owner is an established Mexican cuisine restaurateur in the area. The new restaurant could open in a month or two — assuming all goes smoothly.
Mi Pueblo Taqueria is continuing to operate on Union Street in the historic downtown.