Le Vecina, an authentic Mexican pop-up restaurant, continues at Newport’s Bar ‘Cino

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La Vecina, the authentic Mexican pop-up restaurant from Bar ‘Cino executive chef Mariana Gonzalez-Trasvina whom What’s Up Newp first told you about on January 12, continues to offer its take-out and delivery-only menu.

“The La Vecina pop-up was a really fun experience for our staff and guests, and we were delighted with the response,” said Shawn Westhoven, Director of Corporate Beverages for Newport Restaurant Group and General Manager of the Bar. ‘Cino in a statement. “We are excited to be able to offer Chef Mariana’s artisan Mexican street food as a ghost cooking concept, something that is gaining traction locally, allowing our team to showcase culinary creativity in these unique times.”

Chef Gonzalez-Trasvina, originally from Mexico City, has crafted an authentic menu that honors her family’s generational recipes. The tacos, served in handmade blue corn tortillas, include the Pollo with Salsa Verde with tomatillo salsa verde, crema, queso fresco and onion; Local fish with mango salsa, lime aioli, pickled jalapenos and radish; Pastor pig with avocado-salsa verde, cilantro, pineapple and onion; Braised short ribs with pico de gallo cucumber; Squash and Mushrooms Corn Style with Lime Aioli, Cotija, Fresh Lime, Aleppo Pepper and Shallots; and chili-marinated shrimp with jicama, cilantro, red onion and grilled green onion aioli.

Bar ‘Cino Executive Chef Mariana Gonzalez-Trasvina. Photo of Erin McGinn, provided by Newport Restaurant Group

Antojitos (“street snacks”), feature Tamales Verdes with chicken, cilantro, queso fresco and crema; Kale and squash tamales with guajillo salsa, cotija, cream and chives; Aguachile shrimps: spicy green ceviche, cucumbers, radishes, red onions, and served with fries; a Trio of salsas with fries; and Spicy peanuts.

Dulces functionality Tres Leches: vanilla sponge cake, three milks, cinnamon and whipped cream and Tamales Dulces with pineapple filling and crema dulce.

The Cocteles del la Casa de La Vecina feature twists inspired by classics, such as the Prostitute: tequila reposado, Aperol, raspberry cream, jalapeño and lime; the Mezcalita: mezcal pineapple, mint, lime, amarena cherry, elderflower and aquafaba; the the fishing affair: mezcal, triple sec, peach cream, lime, polyrhachis vicina garnish; the Paloma: reposado tequila, grapefruit, agave, lime and tuxedo salt edge; and the Barracuda: pale lager, clamato, lime, worchestire, pico de limon and a edge of sal de gusano. A variety of beers are also available.

For more information or to place an order, please visit www.lavecinataqueria.com or call 401-324-5160.

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