New restaurant La Patroncita opens on Southeast Belmont

New restaurant La Patroncita opens on Southeast Belmont

PORTLAND, Oregon — Smacked down within the coronary heart of Portland’s Belmont District lies a brand new pink and hip hangout spot. The Little Patron has made its approach into the Rose Metropolis’s scene of Mexican meals eating places to look out for.

La Patroncita, which interprets to “little woman boss,” gives genuine Mexican meals dishes, colourful cocktails and a modern-chic Mexican look. It is a dream come true for proprietor Lucy De León.

“This was a objective and a dream for me to open our personal place the place individuals may come and sit down and revel in, you recognize, good music and a great environment too,” stated De León.

De León is the Latina businesswoman behind La Patroncita. On the age of 21, she started working for her dad and mom and all the time dreamt of proudly owning her very personal restaurant serving up her household’s conventional Mexican dishes and tradition.


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Lucy De León is the proprietor of La Patroncita on Belmont.



Her dad and mom are not within the meals trade however their household enterprise, Salsas Locas – Tortilleria Y Tienda DeLeon’s, continues to be working in Southeast Portland close to Reed School. La Patroncita has a distinct look from Salsas Locals, with its extra female and complex vibe, however the dwelling style and household values stay.

“A variety of the stuff that we’re doing again there (within the kitchen) is stuff that jogs my memory of me rising up. For instance, the buñuelos have been one thing that my mom would all the time do as a deal with…particularly for holidays,” stated Of Lion. “In order that’s one thing that we’re doing as a dessert.”

Buñuelos are created from fried dough that’s coated in cinnamon sugar. Different staples at La Patroncita embody enchiladas, quesabirria, and esquites to share, in addition to an array of enjoyable colourful cocktails with distinctive enjoyable names.

“The ‘Chica Fresa’ — that is like an espresso martini with tequila. It is actually good,” stated Anthony De Lucia, common supervisor at La Patroncita.

La Patroncita opened in late August at 2832 Southeast Belmont Road. By Lucia stated they’re presently not providing reservations as a result of they’re a counter service restaurant, making it a problem, however are determining a strategy to provide that possibility within the close to future.

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