New Downtown Jacksonville rooftop restaurant, bar opening soon

Estrella Cocina to feature Mexican-inspired menu

New downtown rooftop restaurant, bar and lounge opening soon

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tacos and margaritas with a view? Yes please!

Estrella Cocina, a new specialty restaurant, bar and lounge space, is set to open this spring on the seventh-floor rooftop of the VyStar Credit Union campus downtown at 100 W. Bay Street.

The restaurant has 3,500 square feet of indoor rooftop space with an additional 4,500 square feet of outdoor seating.

The new place is owned and operated by local restaurateurs Jonathan Cobbs and Dwayne Beliakoff, founders of The Bread & Board, and partners.

The menu will feature tastes of Baja coastal Mexican, Baja Mediterranean and SoCal-Mexican cuisines.

“Inspiration for Estrella Cocina really stems from my travels and the time I was able to spend in Baja California and a number of beautiful western Mexico coastal towns like Vallarta, Sayulita, Zihuatanejo and Escondido over the last two decades,” Beliakoff said. “My grandmother was Mexican and I was born and lived in southern California until my early teens so I’m very passionate about the area.”

New downtown rooftop restaurant, bar and lounge opening soon

“We love the synergy of what’s going on Downtown and are thrilled to be a part of the revitalization of the urban core,” said Cobbs. “This rooftop space will offer one-of-a-kind food and be a great hang out spot to grab a cocktail or even host an event with panoramic views of the river and cityscape.”

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