| The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Mexican restaurant chain Cantina Louie is expanding southward, soon to open a location in Daytona Beach.
The restaurant known for Mexican “street food,” such as sopes, gorditas, tortas and tamales, is expected to open “within a couple of weeks,” but plans aren’t definite at this point, said Ryan Maddox, general manager of the Palm Coast location.
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“We’re waiting for a couple of different inspections. Every area and place has different rules and ways that they do it,” Maddox said.
The Mexican restaurant has a “huge taco list,” Maddox said in a June interview with the News-Journal, plus burritos, carnitas and “amazing” queso.
“The idea is it’s all the things you can find if you actually go to Mexico,” he said.
The restaurants are decorated with sugar skulls and bright colors in a theme of Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday celebrating friends and family members who have died.
The Palm Coast restaurant opened June 15 at 10 Palm Harbor Village Way. The chain’s original location is in St. Augustine, and others are in southside Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach and Asheville, North Carolina.
The only location outside of Florida is operated under separate ownership, a friend of the chain’s owners, Maddox said.
For information, visit cantinalouie.com/index.php.