New restaurant opens in Highland Park
New restaurant opens
HIGHLAND PARK -- As the weather thaws out and Midwesterners crave tropical warmth and flavors, third-generation restaurateur, longtime Chicagoan, Mexico native, and noted designer Adolfo Garcia is pleased to bring his incredible Diver food and beverage concept from Mexico, Malibu, and Downtown Chicago to Downtown Highland Park (1850 N. 2nd Street, Highland Park). Diver Cantina on the Shore offers traditional family recipes presented in a modern twist from beachside towns found in Mexico. "This is not your ordinary Mexican street food," states Garcia who transitioned his former Summer Inn space into Diver Cantina on the Shore to honor his culinary roots while addressing another restaurant name confusion.
Diver Cantina on the Shore exudes authenticity at the heart of all menu offerings. This Mexican restaurant and bar offers a full menu of fresh, high quality ingredients where the traditional family recipes are presented with a modern twist from beachside towns in Mexico including Tulum, Sayulita and Baja. The menu offers the best south of the border seasonal ingredients infused in light dishes and bold cocktails.
Diver Cantina on the Shore offers a happy hour Tuesday-Saturday from 4-6 pm, weekend brunch and daily lunch and dinner menu as well as daily specials including: Taco Tuesday ($3 a la carte tacos mix and match and $6 Mexican beers), Wine Down Wednesday (1/2 bottles of wine and kids under 12 accompanied by an adult eat free), Thursday 1/2 off pitchers of Sangria and ceviche. More to come!
The expansive three-season outdoor wraparound patio space (1,355 feet) features fire pits, boho rattan lighting, a white marble bar, and a tropical vibe that invites guests to dine, sip, and relax. Floor-to-ceiling drapery, pergolas, and lush greenery throughout give the space an intimate feel. Table options include communal dining, private tables, and lounging high and low tops.