The Story of
Inspired by his family, love for Italy, Italian cuisine, and Old Las Vegas, Il Toro E La Capra is an infusion of Mexican and Italian cuisine created by Javier Barajas. Named after his youngest son and daughter Javier III, “El Toro” (The Bull) and Jimena “La Cabra” (The Goat), Il Toro E La Capra is the latest addition to the Lindo Michoacan family of restaurants.
Barajas always envisioned opening an Italian restaurant with the classic Vegas feel of his favorite movie. Casino by Martin Scorsese. After immigrating from Michoacan, Mexico to Las Vegas, Nevada in the 70s, Barajas worked in many restaurants favored by iconic Italian-American mobsters like Tony “The Ant” Spilotro and his infamous Hole in the Wall Gang. He later traveled to Italy to learn classic Italian cooking techniques that he began experimenting with.
A classic fusion of Italian and Mexican cuisine, Il Toro E La Capra offers a fresh taste of Italy with traditional Mexican ingredients. As you dine, enjoy a vintage rustic decor, hand-painted murals, and Italian antiques… and as the Silver Slipper commercial in the 80s would say, “Tomorrow the diet – today the great buffet!”