One of Wedowee’s most popular restaurants recently celebrated the opening of a new location in Carrollton at 1104 Bankhead Highway. Hacienda San Antonio Mexican Restaurante and Taqueria held its grand opening celebration on June 22 with live music from local artist Luis Castro.
Juan Vargas, owner, said the opening went very well and his restaurant has received a warm welcome from the local community.
“Our grand opening went great,” said Vargas. “This place is phenomenal. We opened on Wednesday and held our grand opening on Friday. So far, everything has been great.”
Vargas owns the Wedowee, Alabama, location of Hacienda San Antonio, which has experienced great success with residents in east Alabama. Vargas noted that the Carrollton location’s street taco bar option is becoming popular among patrons.
“Our food is authentic Mexican cuisine,” said Vargas. “We do have some Tex-Mex inspired dishes, but everything is mostly authentic Mexican.”
Hacienda San Antonio opened in the building that originally held a Wendy’s fast food restaurant. . The space sat vacant for years before Vargas and others bought the spot and decided to open the new Mexican restaurant.
“My father, Alfredo Vargas, is a big reason why we were able to open this new restaurant,” said Vargas. “He really put in a lot of the work three years ago that helped make this possible.”
Hacienda San Antonio is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m.
For more information, call 770-834-7006, or visit the Hacienda San Antonio Facebook page here.
‘If you want to try something authentic, come see us,” said Vargas. “We are very thankful to all those who support us in the community, and we look forward to serving the Carrollton community.”