The second restaurant from the team behind Linden Hills mega-hit Martina will open Colita in a former gas station on Penn and 54th in Minneapolis on October 16 at 5 pm. Daniel del Prado’s second restaurant is leaning heavily into the smoked meats, milled on site masa, and moles for his second project and the menu just happens to be entirely gluten free. Del Prado was inspired by Mexico and will begin by featuring dishes mainly from Oaxaca, but expects to dabble in other regional cuisines.
The location is a former gas station at 5400 Penn Avenue South will sport a large, horseshoe shaped bar with mostly white interior and a green plant wall with stacks of wood giving it a desert vibe.
Del Prado rose to Minneapolis prominence through his work with Isaac Becker’s restaurants, running Burch Steak for years before opening his first restaurant, Martina in the winter of 2017.
Marco Zappia has been a fixture in the local cocktail scene, long working with Bittercube before branching out on his own, first creating a vermouth list for Grand Cafe and then stepping into the spotlight with his work at Martina.