Lava Cantina is a rock n’ roll themed Creole-Mexican Fusion 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 production of their passions, and we hope you enjoy the food, the service and the experience.