Lava Cantina is a rock n’ roll-themed Coastal Mexican restaurant that doubles as a premier concert venue in N Dallas seating over 1500 guests!
Ian Vaughn has worked in the restaurant industry his entire career and has always held a strong commitment to quality and service; however, due to his father’s influences, music has been a passion that they both have shared. Steve Vaughn has been in the music business for over 40 years and has always had a passion for great tunes, most notably rock n’ roll. Like many career musicians, Steve held a day job to support and raise his family for over thirty years.
As Steve was approaching retirement, he began to think about what the “post-career” chapter in his life might look like. Steve and Ian put their heads together on the possibilities and it became obvious that the next phase should be a fun one that offers a combination of all the things they both love – great food, family, people, and music. As the creative juices flowed through countless brainstorming sessions, the Lava Cantina brand was born.
Steve and Ian are more than just a father and son duo, they are best friends. With a visit to Lava Cantina, you will see their personalities on display everywhere you look – from the Live Music that has played such a critical role in Steve’s life to the autographed memorabilia and rock n roll décor that Ian has obsessed with throughout his adult years. This brand is a product of their passions, and we hope you enjoy the food, the service, and the experience.