A new Mexican grill has been doing a bustling business with its friendly service and fresh Mexican food since opening last month in downtown Bradenton.
“I come in each morning with two food prep guys and we make everything fresh,” Señor Fajitas manager David Martin said. “Nothing is frozen, and there are no microwaves in the kitchen.”
The lunch crowd has their choice of six specials, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the restaurant at 316 Old Main St.
At the top of the menu are Chilaquiles: fried crispy beef or chicken tortillas topped with ranchero sauce and cheese, and served with rice, beans, lettuce, tomato and sour cream for $8.99.
Also offered are the Maria Special – three layers of tortillas with beef or chicken, beans, spinach covered with cheese, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole and tomato for $7.99; the Lunch Chimichanga for $7.99, Lunch Fajitas for $9.99, Lunch Pork Grill for $7.99 and the Burrito Supreme for $7.99
Favorites on the dinner menu include fajitas, burritos and chimichangas, tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and combination plates. Most dinner entrees range from $10 to $15.
Especialidades de la Casa – house specialities – include Carne Asada, Pollo Loco and Carnitas Dinner.
Looking for a recommendation from that extensive menu? Martin’s favorite is the Tacos Michoacanos – four flour tacos filled with cheese, onions, cilantro, a side of salsa, and a choice of steak, chicken or carnitas for $10.99.
I come in each morning with two food prep guys and we make everything fresh. Nothing is frozen, and there are no microwaves in the kitchen.
David Martin, manager of Señor Fajitas
Appetizers include Mexican calamari, nachos, guacamole dip, a sampler platter and more.
Imported and domestic beers, wine and margaritas are also available. Desserts include fried ice cream, flan, fried cheesecake burrito and churros rellenos.
“We make sure every customer who comes in here is treated like family. We want to make sure everyone enjoys their meal,” wait staff member Maria Cienfuegos said.
It was a long haul for Señor Fajitas in getting the restaurant up and running after renting the property a year ago, including working through the permitting process, renovating the premises and adding a kitchen, Martin said.
In addition, Mother Nature threw the business a curve ball when Hurricane Irma swept through town shortly after Señor Fajitas opened.
But the climb to opening was worth it, Martin said.
“It’s Old Main Street. It’s very well taken care of. The opportunities here are unlimited,” he said. “The community here is very tight and takes care of each other. That was a top selling point for locating here.”
Señor Fajitas is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
The restaurant also plans to offer a breakfast menu on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. with the opening of the Downtown Farmers’ Market on Old Main Street, which will run every Saturday through May.
For more information, call Senor Fajitas at 941-242-0297.