PORTLAND MERCADO WELCOMES “EL COQUÍ” THE ONLY PUERTO RICAN FOOD CART IN PORTLAND
February 17th - 3.00 PM to 9.00 PM
Portland Mercado. 7238 SE Foster Road.
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 the people of the island. EL Coquí's bold Puerto Rican flavors is sure to 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. He will also bring other traditional Puerto Rican small dishes like pinchos (skewers), empanadillas and bacalaitos.
For the grand opening El Coquí will present the music band ACHE SON and Miguel Medina playing congas.