PORTLAND MERCADO WELCOMES “EL COQUI” THE ONLY PUERTO RICAN FOOD CART IN PORTLAND
Chef Anthony "Tony" Banegas brings to Portland all the traditional flavors of his native home town Puerto Rico. The coquí is a small frog native to Puerto Rico, which became a cultural symbol for Puerto Ricans. EL Coquí's bold Puerto Rican flavors will make some serious noise in the food scene in Portland.
Tony will delight us with one of the most popular Puerto Rican dishes, Mofongo! which is made with fried mashed green plantains molded into the shape of a bowl and stuffed with pork meat, seafood or chicken. There will be other traditional Puerto Rican small dishes like pinchos (skewers), empanadillas and bacaladitos.
For the grand opening El Coquí will present the music band ACHE SON and the congas of Miguel Medina.