Mesa Grande Taqueria Grand Opening Wednesday on Fore Street on Munjoy Hill


Collin Henderson, co-owner of the New Mesa Grande Taqueria, 140 Fore Street, on the East End of Portland.  Collin was an English Major at St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York.

Mesa Grande Taqueria, 140 Fore Street, Munjoy Hill, is Located in the Former Hamilton Marine Building. Owned by Commercial Glass Business Man Jonathan Cohen.

The grand opening of Mesa Grande Taqueria is set for Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 140 Fore Street on the east end of Portland said co-owner/manager Collin Henderson.  Both lunch and dinner will be available daily at this welcome addition to the Munjoy Hill community.

The bright and cheerful California-Mexican “fast casual” eatery will fill a void in the area’s growing “technology hub.”  WEX, Sun Life, Covetrus and smaller firms have moved into the area in recent years.  But the establishment of restaurants has not kept pace with that growth.  Mesa Grande Taqueria (MGT) is expected to help alleviate that shortfall for businesses, hotel guests and residents of the area.

“MGT” can seat just under fifty (50) people inside with outdoor seating available as well.   Patrons looking for expedited service will have access to a  take-out window.. The menu includes burritos, tacos, salads, nachos and quesidillas,  Limited bar options will also be available.  The low-key and likeable Collin said he is fully staffed with thirteen (13) people currently hired.

Collin is not new to the restaurant business.  His family owns a similar Taqueria in central New York state that was opened in 2010.   That’s where he learned the ruidiments of the business.  He’s worked in all positions,  “I wanted to work in all the positions that I would be managing,” Collin said.  “I have come to realize recently that I want to serve the community in which I live.  That is what really matters to me.”

Mesa Grande Taqueria, at 140 Fore Street, will be open seven (7) days a week.  Monday – Saturday from 11;00 am – 8:00 pm.  On Sunday, hours will be from Noon – 8:00 pm.

For more background information on the new Taqueria, please visit post herein dated November 3, 2023.