A resort and spa just west of Palm Springs along Interstate 10 is welcoming two new restaurant concepts this week.
Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, located at 49500 Seminole Drive in Cabazon, is holding a grand opening for Tacos and Tequila and the Natural 9 Noodle Company today, Friday, Dec. 21, according to Lisa Kaufman, who handles media relations for the restaurants.
Tacos and Tequila is a 7,000-square-foot Mexican restaurant just steps from the resort’s Oasis Pool. Its design is said to be inspired by the “cool modernism of Mexico City, as well as the traditional elements of Mexican beach style,” according to a press release. The menu of various Mexican offerings is accompanied by an upbeat bar area and a large selection of pure blue-agave tequilas.
Natural 9 Noodle Company deals chiefly in the cuisine of China, Vietnam, Korea and Japan. Expect dishes such as stuffed crab legs, wonton soup, bi bim bap and traditional dim sum, as well as numerous other dishes from across Asia.
The restaurants are the work of Michael Frey and Craig Gilbert, owners of Drive This! Entertainment. The company started in 2006 with restaurants in Las Vegas, including the first Tacos and Tequila location and the well-received Lynryd Skynrd BBQ & Beer restaurant, among others.