EVE and ANTHONY BANEGAS are more recent additions to the Portland Mercado, but the two of them bring more than 30 years of combined culinary experience to their latest project, El Coquí.

Their menu is an homage to the food shacks that hug the Puerto Rican coastline. While packed with intense flavors, dishes like the mofongo, empanadas, and pinchos are unintentionally unassuming and traditionally bring people from all walks of life together. Anthony has memories of eating next to surfers, doctors, and politicians along with other neighborhood kids — and is looking forward to bringing the same sense of community to the Portland Mercado.


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