Columbus Tex-Mex Chain Local Cantina Now Open in Rhinegeist's OTR Taproom

Local Cantina serves high-quality, hand-crafted Tex-Mex fare like tacos, burritos and bowls, as well as beer-friendly shareables like nachos and queso dip.

Apr 5, 2023 at 11:13 am
click to enlarge Local Cantina is has officially opened in the Rhinegeist taproom. - Photo: facebook.com/rhinegeist
Local Cantina is has officially opened in the Rhinegeist taproom.

A new eatery is now open in Rhinegeist’s taproom in Over-the-Rhine – the first one since OTR Chili closed in early 2022. Local Cantina, a Columbus-based Tex-Mex chain, officially began serving up food on Feb. 1.

According to a press release, Local Cantina serves high-quality, hand-crafted fare like tacos, burritos and bowls, as well as beer-friendly shareables like nachos and queso dip. Local Cantina already has 10 locations across the Columbus and Dayton areas. This is their first location in Cincinnati.

“The Local Cantina Family prides itself on promoting growth within ourselves and our community,” George Tanchevski, founder of Local Cantina, says in the release. “We believe Rhinegeist will be the perfect fit for our first Cincy location. If you are looking for a fun atmosphere, a family-style establishment, and delicious, handcrafted Tex-Mex food, we’re the spot for you!”

"We are really excited for this partnership,” Mike Parks from Rhinegeist adds. “Our customers want good food and good service, and frankly we struggled with that in the past, but we have a strong operator with a great menu in Local Cantina! LET'S EAT!”

Local Cantina is open during the same hours as the taproom, which 3-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday.

Rhinegeist is located at 1910 Elm St. in Over-the-Rhine. More information: www.rhinegeist.com. More information on Local Cantina: www.localcantina.com.


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