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Founder Nina L Haro

Nina Louise Haro

Founder of La Cabaña Restaurant


Nina Louis Haro, founder of La Cabaña Restaurant in Venice, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 80 on December 29, 2016 at her home in Lake Havasu, AZ. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA of parents Peter and Anita Roberts. She had a love for school and always achieved the highest marks ultimately graduating summa cum laude from Carnegie Mellon University. She was an extremely bright and an independent business woman as well. In 1963 she and her husband, Carlos Haro Lasso, opened up La Cabaña Restaurant in Venice, CA. Through her diligence, hard work and her intelligence, she led the way to the success of her business for over 50 years and La Cabaña is now considered one of the most iconic Mexican restaurants in the Venice community. Her love for work however, did not overshadow her love for music. She had a passion for opera and in her later years dedicated much of her time volunteering and working with the LA Opera. Per Nina's request, La Cabaña Restaurant has remained within the family and is now run by her children to carry on her legacy. A Celebration of Life memorial service was held at her restaurant, La Cabaña Restaurant. In lieu of flowers Nina requested that donations be made in memory of Nina Louise Haro to The Opera League of Los Angeles, PO Box 49-1057, Los Angeles, CA 90049-9057