I don't know about you but I LOVE Mexican food and am always looking for great restaurants especially when they have a Great story...Well here's a new restaurant with a great story and will be open soon in the Southridge area...

Cozumel 2

The new restaurant is located at : 3801 S Zintel Way STE A110 Kennewick, and is opening in early May...According to a post here's the amazing background story on Cozumel Mexican Cuisine

We are excited to announce that we will be opening Cozumel Mexican Cuisine in early May! A family owned restaurant by Javier Valdez Jr., Miguel Valdez and Lupe Valdez. I would like to tell our story, experience in the restaurant business and what we will be offering.
I (Javier Jr.) started in the restaurant world when I was only 12 years old back in Charleston, WV. At that time my parents Javier Sr. and Lupe Valdez were only part owners in a restaurant (Cancun Mexican Restaurant). They would work hard to eventually move us to a small town called Ripley, WV about 30 min. from Charleston, WV. I remember the year clearly, 1995 was when my father Javier Sr. and mother Lupe opened their first restaurant, Cozumel Mexican Restaurant! I remember working there when I would get out of school, spend my spring breaks working and any free time I had to learn the business. In 2000 we opened another location and guess where? Yes, Charleston, WV in the same location where my parents had part ownership. Now instead of Cancun Mexican Restaurant it would be called Cozumel Mexican Restaurant! My brother Miguel was still a baby at this time but as the years passed he grew and followed in the family business, he has worked hard to learn every aspect of the restaurant business and also loves it. Combined we have over 50 years experience in this field and would like to bring it to the Tri-Cities Area. I moved here about 3 years ago because I thought I needed a change from the restaurant business but I guess you can’t deny what you were meant to do. I love working in a Mexican restaurant atmosphere where everyone is happy, awesome culture, great food and that's what we will offer to everyone in the area.
We will be offering New unique dishes as well as your typical Fajitas, Carne Asada, burrito and enchilada dishes. A few of our signature dishes: Pineapple Carnitas (tender carnitas, grilled onions, peppers, tomatoes and our homemade special sauce all inside of a half pineapple, served with rice), Nachos Javier ( yes my favorite! Grilled steak, chicken and shrimp mixed with onions, peppers, tomatoes and topped with our delicious white cheese sauce! On a bed of warm nachos) Enchiladas Zuisas (Grilled chicken in a corn tortilla (4) topped with our famous white cheese sauce, green tomatillo sauce and sour cream) and many more!
Thank you for taking the time to read this and hope to see you soon!!
I can't wait to try it!!

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