New Mexican restaurant opens

| January 18, 2016
New restaurant: The new Mexican restaurant in town, Tlaquepaque, has a private room that can be used for parties or meetings. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

New restaurant: The new Mexican restaurant in town, Tlaquepaque, has a private room that can be used for parties or meetings. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

COSHOCTON – The owners of Tlaquepaque are happy to finally be able to give their customers something they’ve been asking for – a restaurant in Coshocton.

“We had a lot of customers that lived here coming to our Zanesville or New Philadelphia restaurants so we thought we would try this and see how it works,” said Joel Reyes, manager of the new Coshocton Tlaquepaque. “We tried to open one here two years ago, but there was not a space available that wasn’t too expensive to fix up, but then the owners of this building offered it to our family.”

Tlaquepaque is located at the site of the former Oscar Rose restaurant at 131 N. Third St.

“It’s a big change from the way it was in here before,” Reyes said. “We tried to make it more colorful. We have bright decorations and furniture.”

Their décor isn’t the only thing they are known for though.

“A lot of people like our margaritas, but our food is the main thing they enjoy,” Reyes said.

Tlaquepaque is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and typically from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. It also features a bar area and a room for private parties or meetings.

A grand opening celebration is being planned for 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 with entertainment by Randy Velez.

Tlaquepaque is family owned and operated and the restaurants have been around for more than 30 years.

“It’s nice being family owned because if you need more help you can just call and people from the other restaurants will be sent up or family will just show up to help,” Reyes said.

Tlaquepaque is actually still taking applications.

“We still need waiters and waitresses,” Reyes said. “We are pretty good in the kitchen, but you never know what the future might hold.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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