We are excited to welcome Reyna’s Taqueria to the Sarasota Commons!
Join The Excitement!
A colorful new Mexican restaurant featuring authentic south-of-the-border “cravings” made with fresh, local ingredients is opening soon in Sarasota Commons. Reyna’s Taqueria has scheduled a grand opening celebration for Nov. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. with complimentary menu tastings.
Gino Calleja, proprietor and executive chef, is known in Sarasota for his years at the helm of Siesta Key Oyster Bar and before that Mattison’s City Grille. He also brings years of experience from restaurants in New York City and treasured recipes passed down through generations from his mother Dona Reyna from Mexico. Sister Leticia Calleja will be chef de cuisine of the new eatery while partner Jose Viera is the operations manager.
The taqueria will feature Mexican favorites such as sopes (hand-crafted corn dough patties) and toppings with choice of 13 proteins including pork, rib eye, chorizo, chicken and shrimp as well as 12 versions of tacos, tortas (pressed sandwiches), tamales and quesadillas. On Sundays, there will be “hangover” soups such as shrimp stew. Beer, wine and, of course, sangria are available as well as Mexican beer.
Reyna’s is at 935 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, in the space formerly occupied by Franky’s Place and Rosati’s Pizza. It has been remodeled into a stylish taqueria with vibrant colors, Mexican artifacts and seating for 76 diners. (www.heraldtribune.com)
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