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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (June 15, 2021) – Vibrant street tacos, zesty Aguachile Shrimp Ceviche, and innovative margaritas highlight menu features revealed at MGM National Harbor’s soon-to-open Mexican restaurant, Diablo’s Cantina. Opening in late June, Diablo’s Cantina will showcase rich flavors, culture, and the energy of Mexico within its unique indoor-outdoor setting overlooking the Potomac River.
“This food is in my blood. The dishes are recognizable, but the soul we put into making each bite pop makes it unlike any other taco, enchilada or guacamole you’ve ever tasted,” said Executive Chef of Diablo’s Cantina Alexis Samayoa.
Kicking off the fiesta, guests can dive into a variety of original guacamoles such as the Flaming Guacamole featuring habaneros, red onions and cilantro and the Yucatan Style Guacamole made with mango, Guajillo Chili oil, cilantro and white onions. Diablo’s brings its own style to its unique Nachos, a multi-tiered tower sliced tableside revealing toasted tortilla chips layered pickled jalapeño cheese sauce, pico de gallo, crema fresca, guacamole and choice of protein.
Diablo’s will bring the flavors of Mexican street food to the banks of the Potomac through its variety of tacos with preparations steeped in tradition. The restaurant’s street tacos are highlighted by its Al Pastor made with spit-roasted pork shoulder, cabbage and salsa verde as well as the Baja Style Fish Taco filled with battered cod, a flour tortilla, cabbage, pico de gallo and chipotle aioli.
Additional street taco favorites include Pork Carnitas made with slow-roasted pork, a corn tortilla, cilantro and pickled onion and Rajas & Mushroom – a vegetarian option featuring roasted peppers, onions, mushroom, cotija, pico de gallo and salsa verde.
Guests looking for larger entrées can savor the Filet Mignon Alambre – a hearty dish made with poblano peppers, mushrooms, red chimichurri, cilantro, rice and served with a flour tortilla. Enchilada enthusiasts can indulge in a variety of specialties such as the Beef Barbacoa Enchiladas made with herbaceous slow-roasted brisket, crema fresco and mole poblano and Shrimp Enchiladas served with chipotle tomato crema, jack cheese, crema fresco and roasted garlic.
Mexico City Street Corn, Diablo’s Fries, Black Beans & Red Rice, and Fried Plantains round out Diablo’s Cantina’s delectable menu selections. Additionally, guests looking for a sweet ending to the meal can enjoy classic Mexican desserts such as Homemade Churros and Tres Leches.
To complement the flavorful bites, guests can choose from a collection of premium tequilas and handcrafted margaritas such as Diablo’s Cosmic Margarita with a visually spectacular intergalactic twist or the Let’s Get Tiki, a citrus rum with blood orange guava, lime juice and spicy pineapple soda served in a picturesque glass skull mug. Guests interested in exploring the sweet and smoky worlds of tequila and mezcal can choose from three flight options each including reposado, añejo, blanco and mezcal. For updates on Diablo’s Cantina, please visit www.mgmnationalharbor.com.
About MGM National Harbor
Located in an unrivaled setting, MGM National Harbor offers stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion LEED® Gold Certified resort sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort features premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic two-level casino with over 160,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high- end branded retail; 50,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national and international chefs. MGM National Harbor is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit mgmnationalharbor.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.
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