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Terroir to Table®:
Gran Electrica

Gran Eléctrica is an authentic Mexican restaurant and tequila/mezcal bar located in downtown Napa. With items like fresh hand-pressed tortillas crafted with heirloom corn, house-made crema and queso fresco, as well as spicy chorizo made on-site, they honor traditional Mexican cooking techniques. Their beverage program incorporates Mexican flavors with seasonal ingredients, cocktails with tequila and mezcal from small-batch and artisan distillers, and a wine cellar with a selection of both local and European wines, highlighting small producers with a strong commitment to natural practices, sustainability, and old-world techniques.

 

Quick Info

Cuisine: Mexican

Meals: Dinner, Sunday Brunch

Happy Hour: Tuesday–Friday 5:00pm–6:30pm


More Info

 
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Secret Menu Item

Everyone loves a secret menu item. At Gran Electrica, if you are lucky, they occasionally have churros on hand for a sweet treat at the end of your meal.

 

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Annual Events

• Day of the Dead celebration
• New Years Eve Pajama Party
• Cinco de Mayo extravaganza

• Salty Sundays summer patio disco (These are held one Sunday every month throughout summer and feature a DJ's, boozy popsicles, bubble machines, mezcal tastings, and other fun surprises)

 

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Specialty Cocktail & Wines

All of Gran Electrica's drinks are made with daily fresh-pressed juices. Try the 20/20 for a unique spin on the traditional, incorporating fresh-squeezed carrot juice with the house ginger syrup.

Their unique wine list is comprised entirely of "all-natural" wine - meaning wine with little to no interventions in the winemaking process. These wines speak distinctly to the individual grape varietals and the terroir in which they are grown.

 

 

tacos

chile rellenos, street corn

ceviche and tortillas

margaritas

 

Featured Recipe: Shrimp Ceviche

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp, raw
  • 1 Qt. lime juice, strained
  • 2 ea. avocado, diced
  • 2 C tomatoes, diced
  • 2 C cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1 C red onion, diced
  • 1 C cilantro, chopped
  • 8 ea. tostadas or corn chips

Directions

  1. Chop shrimp into bite-sized pieces that will cure in about 45 minutes to an hour.
  2. You can split the shrimp down the middle lengthwise and chop each half 4 times. This gives pieces that will be similar in shape with the diced vegetables.
  3. Place all of the shrimp with 90% of the lime juice together and mix until the shrimp is well coated and fully submerged with lime juice, this
  4. process will take about an hour (or until the shrimp has gotten a pinkish hue and no longer translucent).
  5. Once the shrimp has been cured, mix all the ingredients together and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add the avocado only once the mixture is already well mixed so as not to make the ceviche too creamy.
  7. The mixture might require just a bit more lime juice, which you can use from the reserved juice.
  8. Serve the ceviche atop a crispy tostada or alongside good tortilla chips.