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La Luna Mexican Café enjoys laid-back atmosphere at Campus Corner

By Alaina Stevens Modified: July 12, 2010 at 3:17 pm •  Published: April 27, 2009
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Cindy Cabrera has been serving customers at La Luna Mexican Café since 1984. She’s has since expanded her authentic Mexican recipes to historic Campus Corner, 529 Buchanan Ave. in Norman.

The original restaurant is in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City at 409 W Reno Ave.

Mino Hernandez opened La Luna in 1974. He later sold it to his stepdaughter Cindy Cabrera, who has expanded the restaurant to a second location.

Cabrera said she opened the Norman restaurant in 2002.

“I just loved the location and the character of the space,” she said. “The patio is awesome.”

The Norman restaurant and employees are fun, friendly and have a lot of energy, Cabrera said.

The biggest difference between the two restaurants is that the downtown location is business-oriented and the Norman location is more laid back, Cabrera said.

Originally named La Roca, La Luna Mexican Café has a variety of Mexican cuisine from its specialty dish of Pollo Verde to its margarita and sangria swirls.

The Pollo Verde is chunks of marinated chicken breast with onions, tomatoes, green peppers, smothered in Monterrey Jack cheese. It comes with beans and potatoes.

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