Opening of the Mexican restaurant Mi Placita Mexico Clasico in Loves Park

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LOVES PARK – If you’re craving authentic Mexican food, Mi Placita Mexico Clasico promises to delight just about anyone.

“We have burritos, tacos, quesadillas, chimichangas, enchiladas, fajitas, flautas, chicken plates, steak plates, pork plates and more,” restaurant owner Kevin said. Mata.

The L-shaped restaurant is located in the space formerly occupied by Maid-Rite and later Riverside Family Restaurant. If the name Mi Placita (which means town square in Spanish) Mexico Clasico sounds familiar to you, it should. Mata’s family owns the Mexico Clasico at 3929 Broadway in Rockford.

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“It’s going to be like a branch of that,” Mata said of the Loves Park restaurant. “A lot of people like the food there, and they should know that the food here will be the same with the same flavor.”

On Wednesday, officials from Loves Park, Machesney Park and Winnebago County and others joined Mata outside the restaurant, 1726 E. Riverside Blvd., for its grand opening and ribbon cutting.

“Winnebago County is open for business and this is just another aspect to show how well Loves Park is doing in the county and for its citizens of Loves Park,” said the chairman of the board. of Winnebago County, Joe Chiarelli.

Mi Placita Mexico Clasico is one of many restaurants opening or opening this year in the East Riverside Boulevard corridor. Cantina Taco, 6342 E. Riverside, opened in January; Baked Wings, 6390 E. Riverside, is slated to open this year; and Tom and Jerry’s is slated to open later this year at 7170 E. Riverside.

Mi Placita Mexico Clasico has a squad of 10.

The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. on Sunday.

Heriberto Garcia prepares food on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at Mi Placita Mexico Clasico at Loves Park.

Chris Green: 815-987-1241; [email protected]; @chrisfgreen

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