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UPDATED Azul Cantina Pop-Up Adds Spice to DIA’s Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Exhibit

Tacos, chips, salsa, guacamole, beans, rice, and booze.

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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Confirming an earlier report, The Detroit Institute of Art's Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit exhibit will be accompanied by the Azul cantina when it debuts on March 12, according to a museum release. The pop-up restaurant will offer a la carte pork, chicken, and vegetable tacos, as well as tortilla chips, salsa, guacamole, beans, and rice. The prices will range from $3 to $8 per item. In terms of beverages, diners can expect Mexican beers, wines, and margaritas. Décor for Azul (which means "blue" in Spanish and also is also the name of Kahlo's home) will feature items from Southwest Detroit vendors.

Azul won't be the only Mexican option in town touting ties to Rivera and Kahlo. Three local chefs are working with the Detroit Opera to roll-out Kahlo-inspired items on their menus. The Azul pop-up is so new it doesn't even have a Twitter or Facebook yet, so stay tuned.

Clarification: As Eater's resident Kahlo expert, Serena Maria Daniels, points out, Kahlo's home is also named Azul.

Update, 03/06, 12:55 p.m.: A representative from the DIA tells Eater, the beer menu will include Corona, Corona Light, and Dos Equis.

Azul will be inside the DIA March 12 through July 12. The hours are 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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