Mestia Mexican Restaurant in Port Washington Set to Open This Fall at Old Waterzooi Spot

After much speculation, the owners of Mesita Mexican Restaurant have confirmed that they are renovating the former location of Waterzooi at 1029 Port Washington Boulevard in Port Washington with plans to open there this fall. This will be their third location.

A representative from the company said that they were already seeking out a spot in Port Washington and when the Waterzooi space became available, it was exactly what they were looking for.

The menu at the new Mesita will mimic what is found at their other restaurants featuring fresh guacamole made-to-order, Mexican Street Corn, fire-grilled fajitas, traditional burritos and tacos among many other house-made Mexican dishes.

“It is my goal to provide superior cuisine using high-quality yet simple ingredients,” said Chef Antonio Chicas, who also runs the kitchen at Mesita’s other locations in Rockville Centre and Garden City.

The company is currently renovating the space. The 6,000-square-foot space will embody the homey atmosphere of Mesita lit by twilight lantern lighting. There will be seating for about 120 diners in the restaurant with additional seating in their private party room.



“The combination of the delectable menu and playful décor with rustic Mexican flair will provide a dining experience that truly embodies the Mexican spirit,” said Chicas of the atmosphere at the Port Washington restaurant.

They plan to offer an extensive specialty drink menu as well, including flaming cocktails, margaritas, mojitos, sangria, the signature Mega Margarita and Fiesta Punch cocktails meant for sharing, and over 100 tequilas.

The restaurant is also planning a location in Amityville that they hope to open this winter.

Mesita in Port Washington will be open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, brunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday. They will also offer Taco Tuesday specials all day Tuesdays.

📷 Mesita Facebook page. The Mesita location in Garden City.

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