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Gran Electrica, has announced it will be opening a branch of its Mexican restaurant and bar in Napa at 1313 Main St. this spring. This is the former site of 1313 Main, the restaurant that closed last October. 

The interesting twist here is that the original of Gran Electrica is in Brooklyn, New York. According to a press release, it opened in March 2012 operated by Tamer Hamawi, Elise Rosenberg, and Emelie Kihlstrom, who created Mexican menu inspired by their travels abroad, particularly in traditional Mexican street fare.

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"From hand-pressed heirloom corn tortillas daily that are stuffed with lengua, cilantro, onion and radish, to the quick-marinated day boat scallops for aguachile, the cooking at Gran Electrica is rooted in authentic Mexican cooking that shows diversity of the many regions," the release read. "The beverage program incorporates Mexican flavors using seasonal ingredients and an extensive selection of Tequilas, Mezcales and other agave spirits by small-batch and artisan distillers."

It was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand award, signifying exceptional value at an affordable price. More information about Gran Electrica is available at