Mexican restaurant and bar My Neighbor Felix replaces Marcella’s in LoHi

A group synonymous with nightlife in Denver is opening a new Mexican bar and restaurant in town this spring.

My Neighbor Felix by the owner of ViewHouse should debut in May in the space previously occupied by Marcella’s. Felix will tap into cuisines from across Mexico, served alongside margaritas and more tequila and mezcal cocktails.

The Italian dinner spot Marcella’s closed last April on Lower Highland’s Central Street, where it had operated for a year and a half.

“We always knew we wanted to do an elevated Mexican concept,” Francois Safieddine, CEO of My Neighbor Felix and Lotus Concepts, said in a release. “The conversation started casually with what the concept had to be: elevated Mexican, gracious, high-spirited but still approachable.”