TEMECULA, CA – The tastes, flavors and aromas of the best food from Mexico and Central and South America take center stage at Pechanga Resort Casino with a new dining concept, the 1882 Cantina. Taking over the restaurant space once occupied by the Lobby Bar & Grill in Pechanga’s modern and glass enclosed atrium lobby, guests can enjoy brunch and dinner at the new restaurant.
The dishes and specialty fare featured on the menu are traditional and recognizable from the most well-known culinary regions of Mexico and beyond such as Oaxaca, Baja California and Estado de Mexíco. Guests who appreciate crafted cocktails will also approve of the specialty beverage menu featuring 10 distinct mezcals, 30 tequilas, 10 varieties of margaritas, as well as other spirits with true ties to Latin American countries.
“We are incredibly thrilled to add this amazing Mexican restaurant to our collection of fine dining outlets,” said Andrew Masiel, President of the Pechanga Development Corporation. “It is the one culinary taste that has been missing from our assortment of restaurants. The rich and diverse flavors from the dishes at 1882 Cantina are stunning. We know our guests are going to be impressed.”
The menu, crafted by Pechanga chefs Andre Alto and Andre Pinto, features dozens of dishes perfect for sharing among the table, plentiful seafood selections, aromatic meats and the freshest produce and herbs, much of it grown locally in Southern California. Even the tortillas are made by the local Esperanza’s Tortilleria in Escondido, CA. The casual setting offers guests a place to meet, enjoy fútbol or other sporting event on the dining outlet’s televisions, and savor food and drinks together.