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La Diva Mexican Kitchen opens, promises “fresh, real” Mexican food

PORT ORANGE – Situated behind a gas station on Ridgewood Avenue, the new La Diva Mexican Kitchen’s goal is to offer one of the freshest Mexican food options in the area.

Chef and owner Jennifer Ruiz Santiago opened La Diva in mid-August after working at the same location at 3790 Ridgewood Ave. with other partners under another name, MexiGo Mexican Grill.

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Jennifer Ruiz Santiago at her new La Diva Mexican Kitchen in Port Orange, Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

At La Diva, Santiago cooks everything fresh from scratch.

“I make everything to order,” Santiago said. “If you get a taco salad or soft corn tortillas, your shell is going to be made to order. If you get a chimichanga, it’s not getting pulled out of a freezer, it’s literally hand rolled and made to order.”

La Diva Mexican Kitchen in Port Orange, Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

The menu offers several breakfast and lunch/dinner options.

For breakfast, customers can order a Breakfast Burrito with scrambled eggs and other toppings for $5.99. Or, one can order Chilaquiles, which are tortilla chips tossed in red or green salsa, cojita cheese and topped with over medium eggs, with a choice of beans and rice or Tater Tots for $6.99.

For lunch, customers can order a 2, 3 or 4-taco combos, as well as a 2-burrito combo from $7.99 to $9.99.