CLEVELAND – Bienvenidos! Flying through Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) just got tastier with the recent openings of two new dining spots: Cantina taqueria and tequila bar and 800 Degrees Woodfired Kitchen.
Located in Concourse C, the new Cantina taqueria and tequila bar is reminiscent of a local street side Mexican taqueria. The warm and inviting 2,700-square-foot space features reclaimed wood, colorful mosaic accent tiles, and glass chandelier lighting. Boasting authentic and bright Mexican flavors, the menu highlights the culture and cooking methods of Mexico, including delicacies such as spicy pork carnitas, al pastor grilled chicken, and a one-of-a-kind gluten-free green chili. Specialties include a variety of street tacos, burritos, enchiladas, as well as freshly made desserts like churros rellenos, and breakfast items.
Cantina’s vast selection of tequila carries over to Latin-inspired cocktails such as the Mojito de Oaxaca cocktail – a tart and smoky twist on the classic mojito, adding cucumber and Mezcal to soften and deepen the flavor. The hours are from 4 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
“We’re excited to introduce two dining concepts that offer loads of appetizing dishes for diners at the airport,” said Tina LaForte, vice president for Fraport Cleveland, the developer and manager of the retail concessions program at CLE. “From 800 Degrees’ woodfired creations to Cantina’s Mexican specialties, they each bring new flavor profiles to the airport.”
In Concourse A, the recently opened 800 Degrees Woodfired Kitchen has a unique approach to the art of cooking with fire. Known for its craft pizzas, the L.A.-born rotisserie brings fire kissed flavors to sandwiches, salads, and appetizers, too. They are open daily from 4 a.m. until 9:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and until 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
The airport has welcomed several new restaurants in the last year, including Panini’s Bar & Grill, Embers Fire & Ice Bar, Shake Shack, and Wow Bao, making it a frequent stop with more choices for hungry fliers.
“These new additions offer a range of appetizing dining options,” said Robert Kennedy, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Director. “We are thrilled to welcome these new establishments and offer our airport guests more variety while they are at the airport.”
About Fraport USA®
Fraport USA is the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage operations at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and Nashville International Airport (BNA). A leading airport concessions model in North America, Fraport USA’s projects rank among the highest for per-passenger spending and consistently receive accolades for innovation and customer service. For more information, visit fraport-usa.com.
Fraport USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Fraport AG is active at some 30 airports on four continents around the globe. Visit Fraport AG at fraport.com.