Popular Mexican restaurant Nueva Cantina, located south of downtown St. Petersburg is opening a second brick and mortar location on St. Pete Beach later this year. The new location is at 5955 Gulf Winds Drive, right off Gulf Boulevard adjacent to Tradewinds. Previously home to the soft serve ice cream joint, D’Lites Emporium, the property is undergoing a major overhaul. The anticipation is for the buildout to be completed by late summer or early fall.
New ownership is invested in expanding the concept. Recently acquired by seasoned restaurateur, Charles Marco and long-time general manager turned co-owner Andrew Spurgeon, the duo is working to make improvements to the southside location while simultaneously building out the beach location. The southside private dining room has been converted to leather booth seating, and the building plans for the beach include a lively patio and bar experience. “Our plan is to bring new jobs to St. Pete Beach, and to serve our community with an authentic, fun, and memorable dining experience” says Marco.
Local art is a mainstay of the brand. While the South St. Pete location features the work of muralists, The Vitale Brothers, new ownership commissioned Tampa Bay artist Michael Vahl (@michael_vahl_artwork) to paint a Grateful Dead and taco inspired mural encompassing the exterior of the building, giving it a bright and lively aesthetic. The interior aesthetic is similar at both locations, with artists The Vitale Bros (@vitalebros) painting the custom murals within the beachside cantina.
It’s all about fresh, authentic ingredients. The new location will feature full-service authentic Mexican cuisine, a tequila bar, outdoor patio seating, and weekly specials. The proprietary salsa recipe and signature dishes are sure to delight.
Tequila. Tequila. Tequila. A signature core brand element is the extensive tequila collection the brand carries. With hundreds of tequilas to choose from, and a plethora of tequila-based libations such as margaritas, palomas, and more, there is a tequila for everyone. If you’re 21 or over.
The Nueva Cantina food truck is on the go. Alongside the two brick and mortar locations, the franchise also runs a mobile food truck available for rent, rallies, corporate functions, weddings, and more. To book, call (727) 851-9579.
NUEVA CANTINA: Nueva Cantina is a relaxed, affordable neighborhood spot that serves exciting contemporary Mexican cuisine. The chef blends care and authenticity with the creative urban flourishes that distinguish the food of native Mexico. At Nueva Cantina, the tortillas are hand-pressed, the guacamole is made to order, and the margaritas are thoughtfully crafted yet boldly flavored and rooted in tradition. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day and offers an a la carte brunch on Sunday from 11am – 3pm. Guests can enjoy Happy Hour Monday – Friday from 2pm – 6pm and Saturday from 11am – 6pm. https://www.nuevacantina.com IG: @nuevacantina | FB: @nuevacantina
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