Chilorio’s Very Mexican, a fast-casual fresh Mexican restaurant, has announced the grand opening of two area locations. The flagship restaurant in Coral Gables is located at 130 Miracle Mile and the South Miami location is at 8211 S. Dixie Hwy. The Coral Gables and South Miami locations offer an intimate décor with clean lines and bright colors, inside and outdoor seating, and an authentic Mexican feel that is perfect for dine-in guests.
The restaurant’s unique proposition is the insistence to stay true to its heritage by offering only dishes made from authentic Mexican recipes, many of which were provided by the owner’s mother. All menu items are prepared fresh daily, from the salsas to the tortillas, utilizing only the finest ingredients.
Beyond freshness and authenticity, Chilorio’s offers unique fare not typically seen in fast-casual restaurants, such as grilled cactus and the famous “Chilorio” sauce that gives each dish a unique twist. “People have asked why I would open ‘another Mexican restaurant’ when there seems to be many out there already,” said Diego Cortes, founder of Chilorio’s Very Mexican. “Firstly, it’s clear there is a high demand for this market segment, and secondly, and more importantly, not one of the other fast-casual chains provides guests with authentic fresh Mexican recipes. The taste at Chilorio’s will set a new standard in Mexican cuisine.”
Both locations offer affordable, flavorful, authentic, fresh, healthy and very Mexican food. Chilorio’s features a variety of authentic Mexican dishes, including grilled burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, tacos, tostadas, fajitas, soups, old recipe guacamole, a kids menu and many desserts. Chilorio’s also offers different types of chips and more than 10 different types of salsas.
“We are excited about offering authentic fresh Mexican flavors to Coral Gables and South Miami,” Cortes said. “The residents and business people in these areas are looking for a restaurant that is casual, fun, healthy, delicious and authentically Mexican. The atmosphere and focus is on healthy, affordable, flavorful food that generates excitement.”
Upon entering Chilorio’s, guests are enveloped by a completely different Mexican atmosphere. The seats are covered with real Mexican newspaper, the tables, walls and ceilings are the colors of modern Mexico. The music ranges from Salsa, Cumbia, Guapacheras, Pop, Mexican Pop, and Mariachi at a perfect volume to hold a conversation with friends.
The restaurants are open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information and to view the menu, visit online at < www.chilorios.com > or call the Coral Gables location at 305- 444-5044 and the South Miami location at 305-669-9898.