First Glimpse Inside Danny Bowien’s Mission Cantina and Its Menu

Posted on: November 4th, 2013 at 9:10 am by

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172 Orchard St, home of Mission Cantina

Danny Bowien’s Mission Cantina opens at 172 Orchard Street on November 20. During this ensuing three-week countdown period, it seems as though the chef-owner is deliberately teasing the neighborhood by leaving one window open to scope the interior. We took the bait. There are lots of colors and even a tera-cotta style hut in the middle of the establishment. Here’s one choice shot:

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Also … taped to gold paper at the entrance are four duplicate menus illustrating some of the offerings (“our take on Mexican food”). All varieties of burritos (below) are eight bucks; Mexican Coke is two bucks.

UPDATE: Eater reports that Bowien held a “pop-up” eating experience yesterday for neighbors to sample the fare.

  • Carnitas – confit pork, chicharron
  • Al Pastor – rotisserie pork, fermented pineapple
  • Lengua – beef tongue, braised, crisped in pork fat
  • Pollo Asado – grilled chicken
  • No Meat

Meanwhile, the Cantina’s restaurant wine license is still pending with the State Liquor Authority.

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