Mexican at Cantina La Martina in Kensington

PHILADELPHIA - If you're looking for a great Mexican restaurant, look no further than Kensington's Cantina La Martina. This quaint Mexican restaurant opened in 2022 and is headed by Dionicio Jimenez, a former chef of Xochitl and El Rey. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily and has a large patio. The restaurant also offers a happy hour every day, so go there for a margarita.

During his years as a sous chef at El Rey and Vetri, Jimenez realized that his Mexican roots were missing from the Philadelphia dining scene. The chef, who had emigrated to the U.S. at a young age, wanted to expand his horizons as a chef and help his family support itself. While working in Philadelphia, Jimenez also landed his dream job at the highly-regarded Cantina La Martina.

The restaurant serves a wide range of Mexican fare, including quesadillas, tortas, enchiladas, and other traditional favorites.

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