B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Black Zia Cantina’ to Open Soon in Old Sal’s Deli Location

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A new bar/restaurant called Black Zia Cantina will be opening in the location that formerly housed Sal’s Deli – most likely in April or early May – at 15212 6th Ave SW.

“Black Zia Cantina is a full bar restaurant serving New Mexican and American food,” Owner Xylona Duran told The B-Town Blog. “Examples are eggs benedict, stuffed sopapillas, green chile stew and burgers. We will have free samples of chile for anyone who has never had the pleasure of trying it. We will also have pool tables and are looking into having live performances.”

The couple has lived in Burien since 2000 and were located in White Center for seven years

“I’m keeping my job as a pharmacy technician at the Burien Group Health, for now,” she added. “Burien is our city and we want to bring a great new option for food and nightlife here. We will be open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays!”

Here’s a pic showing the remodeling taking place inside (click image to see larger version):


Duran adds:

I’m a Washington native and met my husband Cloud Duran the day he moved here from New Mexico on April 1st 1990. I had never had New Mexican food until he took me there to visit later that year. He’s been missing the food ever since, so he starting making some of his grandmother’s recipes for our family and friends. It’s delicious and addictive! Now we all have our favorite dish. The dream of having his own place is 20 years in the making.

The biggest difference in the food is the peppers used. New Mexico is well known for their chile from Hatch, NM. The city of Hatch hosts a festival every year to celebrate the harvest. Hatch chile is different from other chile you may have tried in its unique flavor and spice. When the fresh chile is harvested it is green, then is roasted and peeled or instead is dried and becomes red. The red chile is ground and made into a sauce. We will serve both red and green chile in mild and hot.

For more information, check out their Facebook page here.

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11 Responses to “B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Black Zia Cantina’ to Open Soon in Old Sal’s Deli Location”
  1. TcB says:

    Open till 2? Cool!

  2. Rob says:

    Nice to see another family run business in the area. Good luck to the Duran family!

  3. Wanker says:

    I am excited to try this place when it opens. I love Hatch green chile!

    Is this going to be primarily a bar? Or will the under 21 crowd be allowed inside?

  4. Yum. “Red or Green” in Burien! I can’t wait.

  5. Shari says:

    OMG YAY on about five different levels. HURRY UP AND OPEN!!
    I think my jubilation warrants or excuses caps just this one time– please don’t yell at me TcB, because I’m just so dang happy to get this kind of fresh menu here, full bar, and in one of my all time favorite Burien locations (what a fabulous legacy space)…and run by a local family….whoo hoo, etc.

    • TcB says:

      The all caps bank is currently running a small surplus , however, using bold can be seen as a way to save caps for the children. That being said, allowances can be made for new businesses opening in town.

  6. Kyle Alm says:

    Cool, can’t wait to check it out!

  7. Rochelle H Flynn says:

    Oh my, great food and open to 2 am?! Fabulous!

  8. Jack Block Jr. says:

    Been Jonesing for some New Mexico chili for some time now. Best wishes and looking forward to the opening.

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