Metzy’s Cantina has officially expanded to be a full service restaurant at the Newburyport Train Station and Rail Trail, offering its flavorful taco and burrito menu and bar selection, along with an expanded menu. The long-awaited restaurant, Metzy’s Cantina, will operate as the home base for Metzy’s Taqueria, its award-winning food truck. This new set-up will allow Metzy’s to expand mobile dining service throughout the region and catering private parties, while extending the popular menu to a family-friendly dining experience that is convenient for commuters and those exploring the Rail Trail.
“The Cantina will be a vibrant eatery for commuters, local employees of the Industrial Park, and families throughout Greater Newburyport and Cape Ann,” said Erik Metzdorf, owner of Metzy’s Cantina. “We will have designated seating and free parking for our restaurant patrons, and our delicious recipes and expanded menu items will be available throughout the day.”
Metzdorf continued, “We have a veteran staff that will make this an exciting opening, including our Head Chef Brad DeLibero, many who have been part of the Metzy’s family since the truck first opened its window for business. The Metzy’s Cantina team has been our lifeblood throughout this growing process, and I am incredibly grateful for their hard work and also the support of the greater Newburyport community.”
Campernel Design, Metzy’s design partner, has worked to create a space where the roots of the truck are experienced at the Cantina while ordering. Arriving at the station, patrons will be able to look through the “truck window” within the Cantina and see their food being prepared. Like the truck, orders are placed by the staff anywhere in the Cantina, utilizing bluetooth enabled wireless registers. This wireless system allows for the chef and line cooks and bartenders to quickly prepare food and drinks via table-side and fired order tickets, keeping Metzy’s commitment of fresh food fast for its customers.
Seating and a custom built bar are available for patrons, with additional outdoor seating coming during warmer weather months. Corn Hole and other games will continue to be a feature, providing a fun dining experience for families. Online ordering, take-out and deliveries are also available for convenience. Doors will be open on August 12th to welcome loyal patrons and culinary curiosity seekers at the new Cantina, located at 25 Boston Way, Newburyport, Massachusetts.