A new Latin American restaurant called Cabana (instagram) is under construction at 111 Middle Street in the space formerly occupied by Piccolo.
Lunch at Cabana will be available for takeout or dine-in service. Dinner service at Cabana will feature a shareable tapas menu, cocktails and Afro/Samba/Latin music until midnight. The menu will draw inspiration from all over Latin America with a special emphasis on the flavors of Dominican cuisine.
Owner René Emilio Peña—who also operates La Bodega Latina on Congress Street—hopes to open Cabana by early summer. He moved to Portland 10 years ago from Miami where he worked in the fashion industry. His vision for Cabana is to meld his passions for fashion, music, art and food into a fully immersive experience that makes use of the small space as part of its personality.