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Tapas Anyone? Latin Caribbean Restaurant Opening In 2022

The good news just keeps coming for the North Loop’s restaurant scene. We’re about to get a brand new Latin Caribbean tapas restaurant and bar with the opening of Guacaya Bistreaux at 337 North Washington Avenue in March.

It will be co-owned by North Loop resident Pedro Wolcott who promises to add some New Orleans creole and cajun influences to his tapas and shareable entrees.

The 2,800 square foot space, previously occupied by Dunn Brothers Coffee and Lolé Clothing before the pandemic hit, will have seating for about 90 people inside and as many as 60 outside.

Wolcott told Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal that the new restaurant will help introduce new cuisines to the neighborhood. “We think Guacaya Bistreaux is perfect for the North Loop. There’s no tapas, there’s not a Latin Caribbean restaurant here,” he said. “We feel that that’s a good fit for the neighborhood, to bring something different, something colorful, something vibrant, and we feel like this is the perfect place for that.”

You can check out some mouthwatering images of the types of food they’ll be serving on their Instagram page.

By Mike Binkley, North Loop volunteer

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