Ongoing at the Travail MPLS Residency


KUA: Modern Mexican

Through September 14

Travail heads south of the border for its third concept at the Minneapolis Residency. Introducing KUA, a Mexican-inspired tasting menu in collaboration with our friend, the talented chef Gustavo Romero, a native of Mexico City. Inspired by favorite mercados and restaurants in Roma, Polanco and other hot colonias (neighborhoods) in this historic and cosmopolitan city, this incredible tasting menu melds ancient Aztec ingredients with contemporary Mexican culinary techniques to create a truly memorable evening.

Kua, the Aztec word for “devour,” is an apt moniker for this modern Mexican feast, which includes courses such as swordfish ceviche, chile rellenos, Konro-grilled meats, prickly pear mezzo, al pastor tacos, tamales, house-made horchata, cocoa chili and more.

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Starting September 20

Travail is honored to bring the spirit of Minneapolis’ beloved Solera back to Hennepin Avenue for a spectacular encore performance at the Mpls Residency before moving to our new home on in Robbinsdale at the end of the year.

Solera was a beloved Spanish restaurant, created by James Beard Award-winning chef Tim McKee, and ran from 2003-2015. We’re teaming up with McKee to collaborate on the menu which features 30 unique culinary experiences both at the table and around the restaurant. Designed to showcase the unique flavors of Spain and Morocco, the tasting menu includes shrimp and tattila croquettes with Manchego cheese aioli, piquillo stuffed with crab and goat cheese, octopus ceviche, oxtail montaditos, escargots with chorizo, Serrano-wrapped scallop roulade and more.

Special Events

We do not have any upcoming special events scheduled at this time.