7 Jan 2021
It's been a long wait (partly due to COVID delays), but Sanibel's newest restaurant has finally arrived!
400 Rabbits sounds like that's what's on the menu, but it's not (we'll double-check the menu). Its a "Mexican Kitchen and Tequilaria" (yes, that's the correct spelling, according to the sign). But why call it 400 Rabbits, which is kind of ironic because it's located at 975 Rabbit Road (corner with Sanibel-Captiva Road, just before the entrance to the Wildlife Refuge)? We didn’t think there were that many in that neighborhood? Turns out it comes from Aztec legend, about how 400 rabbits (born from the goddess Mayahuel) would roam and seek out lively celebrations “spreading the gospel of intoxication” and the infinite ways people could achieve intoxication (“400” was considered the number of infinity in Aztec culture). It's owned by Debra and Jeramie Campana, who also own the Paper Fig Kitchen at Tahitian Gardens. With the same unique style and award-winning Chef Don Yamauchi, it looks like they'll put a new spin on island cuisine.
The location is a good omen as well, as it was the original location for two very successful businesses, The Timbers Restaurant and Doc Ford's Rum Bar and Grille, before they both moved to their current locations on Tarpon Bay Road.
400 Rabbits had their soft opening on Tuesday, December 29 and opened to the general public on NEW YEAR'S EVE! Talk about out with old and in with the new...
We hope to have a chance to experience this soon and let you know how it turns out. You can also go to their Facebook page or call (239) 558-8756.
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