MUTTS Canine Cantina Signs Lease in El Paso, TX in Montecillo Mixed-Use Development

MUTTS Canine Cantina Signs Lease in El Paso, TX in Montecillo Mixed-Use Development
Upscale off-leash dog park, bar and grill, MUTTS Canine Cantina, has finalized the lease for a new franchise location in El Paso, Texas.

The Upscale Off- Leash Dog Park With Bar And Grill Plans to Open Mid-2022

MUTTS Canine Cantina Signs Lease in El Paso, TX in Montecillo Mixed-Use DevelopmentMUTTS Canine Cantina, the fastest growing pet ‘eater’tainment brand in America, finalized the lease for a new franchise location in El Paso, Texas. Slated to open in mid-2022, the unique concept of an off-leash dog park with an outdoor bar and grill will be located within the Montecillo development, which offers a mix of retail and residential amenities. The lease was executed by PUPS ‘N PALS, LLC owned by April Mendoza, a New Mexico businesswoman.

MUTTS Franchise Managing Partner, Michelle Boggs said, “We’re so excited to bring the newest franchisee of MUTTS Cantina to a growing city like El Paso. MUTTS forces visitors to slow down, allows guests (both two and four-legged) to enjoy the moment and separate themselves from the hustle and bustle of life. MUTTS’ existing locations have proved time after time that there is no better place to build relationships with your neighbors and spend quality time outdoors with your furry friends.”

MUTTS Canine Cantina features a walk-up bar serving local craft brews and Barkaritas (MUTTS’ signature margarita); award-winning burgers, chicken sandwiches and PUPcicles catering to the four-legged customers. The inviting and relaxing atmosphere will include HDTVs and Adirondack lounge chairs and multiple shaded seating areas within the off-leash dog parks. The sunset views of Mt. Cristo Rey are not to be missed while playing fetch with your dog.

April Mendoza, franchise owner, said, “I grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico so opening a MUTTS Cantina in our neighboring city of El Paso feels like I’m bringing MUTTS to my hometown. Montecillo is a reflection of the newest urban SMART community lifestyle that includes apartments and townhomes and multiple amenities. I realized there was a need for a dedicated space in which pet owners are encouraged to ‘Come.Sit.Stay.’. So, I couldn’t be more thrilled to bring MUTTS Cantina to the El Paso/Las Cruces community so they can socialize with their friends, family and fur-babies in a fun and safe environment.”

The concept is built on a membership model. Customers can access the dog park by purchasing a Daily, Monthly, or Annual Membership. The membership includes free Wi-Fi, “Bark” Rangers (who supervise and tidy up the park) and a Splash Pad for Dogs. Named one of USA Today’s “10 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants” and by Orbitz’s as “Where to eat, stay and play with Fido in America’s pet-friendliest cities,” MUTTS has earned a reputation in Texas for its upscale off-leash dog park, bar, and grill.

Conveniently located off of I-10, a short distance from downtown, Montecillo offers a balanced mix of residential dwellings, retail outlets and office options. The mixed-use development includes six retail stores, two workout studios, one theatre, three restaurants and various entertainment options.

“Quality of life is of most importance to us at Montecillo-we’ve purposefully built an environment that is walkable and pet-friendly, and the addition of MUTTS Cantina in Montecillo only enhances this vision. We know how important pets are to families and now there’s a place where the entire family (including pets) can come and enjoy the Montecillo lifestyle. We look forward to welcoming you to MUTTS Cantina in the Montecillo community,” said Ricky Aguilar of EPT Land Communities, the developer behind Montecillo.

MUTTS Canine Cantina is a unique franchise concept that provides the ultimate urban oasis for dogs and their owners. Bring your canine best friends to the pawfect spot to enjoy the outdoors and indulge in flavorful food and drinks. The dog-friendly restaurant and private off-leash dog park offers a full bar that includes local craft beer, famous Barkarita’s, MUTTS Original Chicken Sandwiches, mouth-watering fried pickles, insanely addicting milkshakes and more. MUTTS Canine Cantina currently offers area developer and franchise opportunities to qualifying entrepreneurs. For more information, please visit Six groups have now bought the rights to 17 franchises in development in Austin,  New Braunfels and El Paso, Texas; Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona; and Denver, Colorado.

Located in El Paso’s westside at 5001 N. Mesa Street, Montecillo ( is designed to offer a mixture of residential living environments blended with entertainment, commercial and retail business opportunities to include TI:ME at Montecillo, Top Golf, Boston’s Pizza, Alamo Drafthouse and several locally owned businesses and restaurants. Quality of life is at the forefront of this development concept. Our first step toward our 300-acre Montecillo vision, The Venue at Montecillo apartments began in May 2011 with blended environments featuring first floor retail and upper floor apartment homes. Since then, Montecillo has debuted additional urban living spaces with Santi Dwellings, The View, Solaire, and Townhomes at Montecillo.

Pioneering fresh ideas in the restaurant industry and with local venues like Bowl & Barrel, MUTTS Canine Cantina®, The Rustic and The General Public, FreeRange Concepts is led by founders Kyle Noonan and Josh Sepkowitz, who have a combined 20 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. For more information, please visit