Niagara Falls got a new Mexican and Puerto Rican restaurant when Taqueria la Dona opened at the end of July.
The restaurant is at 829 Main St., formerly occupied by Mary O's.
The new place offers Mexican sandwiches called tortas, as well as tacos, quesadillas and fajitas. Its list of fillings includes roast pork, pork with pineapple, sausage, fish and vegetarian (potatoes and poblano chiles).
Puerto Rican offerings mainly consist of pastelillos, fried turnovers, which come in an array of savory ($2.50) and sweet ($2.75) choices.
Beef and cheese, chicken and pizza pastelillos dominate the savory side. Mango cheesecake, apple and mixed berry are among the sweet options.
Taqueria la Dona is the first restaurant for owner Frances I. Orench, said her son, Aszash Orench. She is Puerto Rican, but the cook is Mexican, so the Mexican flavors are authentic, Aszash Orench said.
The restaurant, which has about 75 seats, will not serve alcohol.
Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday. Closed Sunday. Phone: 235-6359.
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