Fast-casual Restaurant Specializes in California-Mexican-Style Cuisine
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — February 24, 2015 — This month, Perinton Square Mall expands the diversity of its specialty food offerings with the opening of Mesa Grande Taqueria. A California-Mexican-style restaurant, Mesa Grande Taqueria’s burritos, tacos, quesadillas and nachos are prepared in-house from fresh ingredients. The restaurant opened to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
Mesa Grande Taqueria combines a fast-casual dining experience with food prepared using fine-dining techniques. While burritos are their specialty, patrons can choose from an endless list of entrée combinations, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. The restaurant’s guacamole and salsa are made fresh several times a day. Mesa Grande Taqueria’s menu also features beer, Red Cat wine slushies, margaritas (on the rocks) and Mexican soft drinks, as well as several homemade dessert options.
Owner Jim Daddabbo launched Mesa Grande Taqueria in Auburn, New York, his hometown, and has plans to build a third location in Camillus, New York. The Fairport location, which faces Route 250 (Moseley Road), will be the regional chain’s largest restaurant.
“Rochester is a thriving city with tremendous potential, and we’re excited about the opportunity to bring something new and fresh to the neighborhood,” Daddabbo said.
Daddabbo also demonstrates a strong commitment to operating an eco-friendly business. Containers for its burrito bowls and salads are certified compostable and a USDA-certified bio-based product. The Fairport location, which is furnished with tables and chairs crafted from reclaimed barn wood, is outfitted with LED lighting. He’s also eliminated single-use beverage bottles, opting instead to install a state-of-the-art water filtration system. Mesa Grande Taqueria will sell patrons filtered water by the cup and also offer stainless-steel bottles for purchase. Any patron who purchases the reusable water bottle can come to the restaurant for free refills at any time.
With the addition of Mesa Grande Taqueria’s California-Mexican fare, Perinton Square Mall boasts a distinct lineup of cuisines, including Italian, American and Thai. “Perinton Square Mall is quickly becoming a dining destination for people looking for a diversity of flavors and meal options,” said Michael A. Smith, vice president of leasing for DiMarco Group. “We’re delighted that Mesa Grande Taqueria will provide patrons a menu of items they can’t find anywhere else.”
Mesa Grande Taqueria is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit mesagrandetaqueria.com.