Taco Bell followers in Southern California can now utter these phrases for the primary time: “I’ll take a cerveza with my chalupa.”
The Mexican-impressed quick meals chain on Thursday is opening its first Taco Bell Cantina in Southern California. The standalone restaurant in Newport Seashore, with no drive-by way of, is one in every of eleven cantinas launched by the Irvine-based mostly chain, whose mum or dad firm is YUM Manufacturers.
Like its predecessors in Chicago and Las Vegas, the Newport Seashore Peninsula cantina will serve booze-infused slushy drinks referred to as Twisted Freezes. They may even pour Taco Bell’s first-ever branded beer — a collaboration with Huntington Seashore-based mostly 4 Sons Brewing.
Dubbed Seashore Bell, the Mexican-fashion amber lager was developed with a “distinctive taste profile to reinforce and praise Taco Bell’s meals and flavors,” the chain stated. The sunshine beer can be out there on the Newport Seashore Cantina whereas provides final.
The cantina idea is a part of the corporate’s general technique to refresh the look of its shops because it opens new places in city areas. Every cantina rebels towards cookie-cutter quick meals design. As an alternative, every one embraces the encompassing group with distinctive decor, furnishings and meals.
In Newport Seashore, the partitions are adorned with murals from native artists.
The tiny storefront, which faces landmark restaurant The Crab Cooker, has a 14-seat bar the place diners can view the hustle and bustle of the long-lasting seashore city by way of giant home windows. Edison lights in Clare globe shades present loads of illumination for Instagram addicted millennials.
Pastel coloured murals with white polka dots — painted by native Volcom artist Joe Frizzelle —blanket inside and exterior partitions.
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