Opening of a new restaurant offering authentic Mexican cuisine in Middleburg | Don Johnson

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La Catrina Tacos & Tequila Bar, 2710 Blanding Blvd., recently opened in Middleburg on Saturday, October 15

This is a new location for La Catrina, which also operates a restaurant in St. Augustine.

La Catrina specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine “bringing you a bit of home cooking and street food,” according to the website. The restaurant operates 7 days a week, opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. (closes at 9 p.m. on Sundays). The restaurant is located in the same mall as Winn-Dixie.

The restaurant offers authentic Mexican dishes, including Tacos Lengua (beef tongue), as well as the usual Tex-Mex dishes. Entrees include Ceviche Mixto (shrimp and octopus cooked with onions and jalapenos in lime juice and topped with avocado) and stuffed jalapeno poppers.

Desserts include flan, churros and sopapillas (fried pastries).

The restaurant also offers a variety of fruit margaritas.

Early online reviews of the restaurant have been good.

“The food, atmosphere and employees are top notch! Middleburg is lucky to have this new restaurant; we will be regulars. – Daniel Rosamonde

“Amazing service and delicious food! Tacos are where it’s at! My server recommended the ribeye chimichurri taco and the Baja fish. Both were outstanding. They have so many delicious flavored margaritas. My wife and I tried the guava and pineapple. We will definitely be back for more!” -Mike O’Donnell

Fantastic food and great wait staff; the food was hot and fresh; I had the Chori-Pollo burrito; It was great. –Austin Lay

“This place is awesome. They have authentic Mexican dishes like homemade tamales, esquite, ceviche and lengua tacos…but also your classic tex-mex choices. The food is very tasty and delicious. The atmosphere is also very pleasant. Beautifully decorated! We will be regulars for sure. –Jessie Boyer

“From a Southern Californian, This is the place to get Mexican food. The decor is beautiful, the food is divine. The servers are so attentive, you can feel their love for the place. I had the Enchiladas Rancheras, because I love to taste everything and it was so good! I can’t stress enough how relaxing, beautiful and delicious this place is! Make sure you have a blueberry margarita, it’s “is the best!! If you want a place to sit and enjoy the company with a plate of ceviche, this is it! 5 stars!!!” –Taylor Voelker

A new Mexican restaurant opens in Middleburg.Picture via Facebook

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