opening day 2019

La Orilla Tapas and Specialty Cocktails is an al fresco tapas bar and restaurant located in downtown Ogunquit, ME. The menu features Modern American small plates made with world cuisine and classic New England influences. It is opening for its fifth season on Friday, May 17, 2019.

La Orilla is owned and operated by siblings Matthew Haight (29) and Alexandra Haight (27). Natives of York, ME, they grew up in the restaurant industry working at their family’s restaurants in Wells and Cape Neddick, ME. As Executive Chef, Matt creates his menus to highlight Spanish cuisine blended with Mediterranean and North African flavors. Alex, Director of Operations and Front of the House Manager, develops the wine and beverage program and leads the hospitality team.

The La Orilla dining room is entirely outside with a front patio facing Shore Road and a back patio and bar overlooking a vegetable garden and water views of Ogunquit Beach. The garden area offers guests cocktail seating space, a fire pit, and lawn games. La Orilla will be open Friday through Monday beginning May 17, 2019. La Orilla will be open 7 days a week beginning June 21, 2019.

Photo: Life in Focus Photography