Flying through Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) just got tastier with the recent openings of two new dining spots: Cantina taqueria and tequila bar and 800 Degrees Woodfired Kitchen. Located in Concourse C, the new Cantina taqueria and tequila bar is reminiscent of a local street side Mexican taqueria. The warm and inviting 2,700-square-foot space features reclaimed wood, colorful mosaic accent tiles, and glass chandelier lighting. Boasting authentic and bright Mexican flavors, the menu highlights the culture and cooking methods of Mexico, including delicacies such as spicy pork carnitas, al pastor grilled chicken, and a one-of-a-kind gluten-free green chili. Specialties include a variety of street tacos, burritos, enchiladas, as well as freshly made desserts like churros rellenos, and breakfast items.
Cantina’s vast selection of tequila carries over to Latin-inspired cocktails such as the Mojito de Oaxaca cocktail - a tart and smoky twist on the classic mojito, adding cucumber and Mezcal to soften and deepen the flavor. The hours are from 4 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. In Concourse A, the recently opened 800 Degrees Woodfired Kitchen has a unique approach to the art of cooking with fire. Known for its craft pizzas, the L.A.-born rotisserie brings fire kissed flavors to sandwiches, salads, and appetizers, too. They are open daily from 4 a.m. until 9:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and until 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.