Arts & Culture Bars & Nightlife Business Development Food, Restaurants & Dining Spotlight Fara Illich April 17, 2014

Though Downtown mourned the loss of Squash Blossom last month, the space still bustles with energy and music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night thanks to Latin lounge, La Flor de Calabaza.
Opened in November last year, the restaurant was under different ownership than Squash Blossom from day one, sharing the space during evening hours to bring some much needed Latin fare and flair to the Downtown nightlife.
Co-owner David Moreno said the “urban cantina” is still open for business and doesn’t plan on going any where anytime soon. Instead, this may become the next go-to breakfast and lunch joint.
The plan is to extend the hours and menu to be open for breakfast and lunch, as well as dinner, Moreno said. Though nothing is set in concrete, Moreno dropped a few hints: Expect to find tortas and wraps on the lunch menu and pozole, menudo and traditional breakfast items in the morning.
Tucked behind Pomo Pizzeria on First and McKinley streets, La Flor de Calabaza hosts karaoke on Thursdays, flamenco nights at various times throughout the month, First Friday art showings and more. And with happy hour all night long on Thursdays and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on both Fridays and Saturdays, there’s no reason not to stop by and check out one of the newest additions to Downtown.

La Flor de Calabaza is currently open Thursday through Saturday
from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. (with extended hours coming soon!)