Ofrenda and Cafe Condesa Vet to Open ‘Bar La Contenta’ at 124 Ridge Street
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If you enjoyed the year-old Rustic LES, now might be time to pay your final respects; it probably won’t be around for much longer. Another seasoned restaurateur wants in on the sleepy Ridge Street scene.
Application materials submitted to Community Board 3 this month reveal that Luis Arce Mota of Ofrenda and Cafe Condesa is angling to take the reins from owner Yassir Raouli. If all goes according to plan, Mota will purchase the assets and open a new restaurant and wine bar combo called Bar La Contenta here at 124 Ridge. Menu items include fish tacos, pork rillettes, and shrimp cooked in bonito broth.
The nuts and bolts of the business: 12am weekday closings/2am weekend closings, 11 tables and 22 seats including benches.
There’s more, though. The ambitious proposal includes a second application for an expansion into the south store next door. Here he’s applying for a second restaurant wine license to create what appears to be a sidecar wine bar. This bar will feed both sides.
Do you think a concept like Bar La Contenta will survive here?