A “California-Mexican inspired fast casual” restaurant called Mesa Grande Taqueria (website, instagram) is under construction at 140 Fore Street near the Roux Institute. This will be the second location of a business that opened in Auburn, New York in 2010. The Portland location is being launched by Yarmouth resident Collin Henderson.
The Mesa Grande menu will include tacos, burritos, quesadillas, bowls, and salads as well as a children’s menu. They will have a full liquor license.
Renovations are just getting underway but when completed the restaurant will seat (see floor plan below) approximately 40 people with seasonal outdoor seating as well. Henderson hopes to open Mesa Grande in the spring. He chose the location on Fore Street because of its proximity to the businesses located in the area and to the Munjoy Hill neighborhood.