More than ever, Hudson Valley residents are witnessing new businesses blossoming. It's wonderful to see the community growing in each and every county.

New businesses have recently opened their doors in the Hudson Valley.


Strada Grill, 88 Charles Street Restaurant, and Corey's Pickles have recently opened in Montgomery, NY

You can view Strada Grill's menu here. You can find out how you can own a pickle candle here. Also, a new European-style café opened in Goshen called, Diplomat Café. Take a look at Diplomat Cafe's menu here. On top of all that, Beacon residents were excited to hear the re-opening of a fan favorite, The Vegan Stuff. Click here to find out more about this hotspot.

There are more new businesses that plan to open in the Hudson Valley as well.

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ARTBOXstudio in Montgomery and Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood & Bar in Middletown are set to open.

Click here to read about the Hudson Valley's new seafood restaurant.

A brand new restaurant has opened in Monroe, NY.


Monarca Cantina is taking over this Hudson Valley town with its flavorful menu. This Mexican restaurant has a vision of including traditional and modern-day Mexican influences. Rudy Brambila created this concept, he is from Union de Tula, Jalisco in Mexico. 

Brambila is also a member and co-owner of Frontera Tacos & Tequila in Middletown along with Ocho Cafe Taco & Tequila in Connecticut. They plan on making their customers feel at home in Mexico with their food, drinks, and exciting décor.

Why is it called Monarca Cantina?


This name came from the idea of Monarca Cantina. They want to provide their customers with the best service and to make them feel welcome.

When is Monarca Cantina open for business?


According to their Facebook page, they are opening on the following days.

Monday-Thursday from 11:00am-10:00pm

Friday-Saturday from 11:00am-11:00pm 

Sunday from 11:00am-10:00pm

Know someone who is looking for a job?

Monarca Cantina is hiring. Click here to see their open positions on site.

Click here to see their tasty menu.

I'm a huge fan of delicious Mexican food. When I stop in, I'm excited to try their Grilled Chicken Quesadilla. I can't forget a delicious drink as well.

Take a look at their mouth-watering options below.

Where is Monarca Cantina located?

Monarca Cantina

438 Lakes Rd

Monroe, NY 10950

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