El Burrito reopens in Liberty Tuesday

Wendy Medina (right) and Efrain Salazar stand beside the bar in the El Burrito Restaurant in Liberty on Monday, just one day before the restaurant's grand opening. Salazar has worked in the kitchen of El Burrito restaurants for 30 years. Medina and her husband, Joe, will manage the Liberty and Cleveland locations.

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com

They’re back! El Burrito reopens in Liberty on Tuesday, July 16. Not since the opening of McDonalds in the 80s or the reopening of Whataburger in 2017 have people been so excited to see a restaurant open in Liberty.

Shortly after inking a deal to reopen El Burrito in Liberty, the restaurant’s managers, Joe and Wendy Medina, went online to announce their plans via a Facebook video. That video has been shared by hundreds and viewed more than 31,000 times.

The restaurant is located at its original location at 2400 N. Main St. Over the years, that site has gone through several transitions with the most recent restaurant, Hacienda San Lorenzo, closing when El Burrito took over the lease.

The Medinas – grandchildren of the original owners, Henry May and Paula May – say being back in the Liberty location is the fulfillment of a dream. When the Mays divorced, Henry, now deceased, kept the Liberty location, renaming it Mas Amigos, while Paula kept the Cleveland location. Through the years, the Medinas had always hoped to have both locations back under the same company name.

“We are so excited to be back,” said Wendy, who manages both restaurants with her husband. “We’ve wanted to be here in Liberty for so long.”

For people familiar with the El Burrito Restaurant menu in Cleveland, the Liberty restaurant will have the same food options, prices and specials. Monday is Margarita Madness Day. Lime margaritas are $2.99 and flavored margaritas are $3.99. Tuesday is Taco Tuesday with crispy beef tacos sold for $0.75 each. Wednesday is Whiskey Wednesday and Nacho Ordinary Day, the latter of which is when local organizations and clubs can benefit from a portion of the sales. Thursday is All-Day Happy Hour with discounted prices on draft beer and margaritas.

The hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday. To keep up with specials and updates, follow El Burrito Liberty on Facebook.

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