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Daniel Mena

Biography

Acclaimed by Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times, Mexico City-born Danny Mena began at New York landmarks Blue Hill and The Modern before opening Hecho en Dumbo in 2010. For six years, Hecho en Dumbo “refined rustic” Mexican comfort food and contemporary Mexico City cuisine from its location on the Bowery until late 2016; a new restaurant concept will open in the same location in 2019. In 2017, Mena launched La Loncheria with new partners in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, and has partnered in a mezcal distillery, Mezcales de Leyenda.

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Acclaimed by Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times, Mexico City-born Danny Mena began at New York landmarks Blue Hill and The Modern before opening Hecho en Dumbo in 2010. For six years, Hecho en Dumbo “refined rustic” Mexican comfort food and contemporary Mexico City cuisine from its location on the Bowery until late 2016; a new restaurant concept will open in the same location in 2019. In 2017, Mena launched La Loncheria with new partners in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, and has partnered in a mezcal distillery, Mezcales de Leyenda.

Danny just released his first cookbook Made In Mexico: The Cookbook (Rizzoli), a delicious love letter to Mena’s hometown, Mexico City. Inspired by the best restaurants, fondas, loncherías, and taco stands that have made the vibrant capital an exciting food destination, Mena presents original recipes from his favorite haunts, local gems, and world-class restaurants. He lives in New York City with his wife, kids, and dog.

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