It's a time of growth for Dominic Laurenzo, owner and executive chef of El Tiempo Cantina and Laurenzo's Prime Rib. In addition to some changes in the works for his Washington Avenue steakhouse, he just opened his sixth El Tiempo location.
This outpost will serve the same fajitas, tacos al carbon, grilled seafood, green sauce, crab nachos, crab enchiladas, and the very popular weekend Mexican breakfast staple, crepe-style pecan pancakes— and, of course, the popular potent margaritas.
While the chef is proud of all the El Tiempo concepts, he says there's something special about this one. He says:
It's the attention to details, throughout the restaurant — the kitchen, bar and dining rooms and the landscaping of the patios, that makes this the most beautiful restaurant to date. We have gathered the best cooks and waiters from all our locations so the food and service [are] stellar. And I really love the bar. It has barrel ceilings made out of varnished wood. The stain glass windows in the bar hold authentic wagon wheels. The restaurant has the perfect balance of light. I call this my El Tiempo on steroids.
The restaurant opened over the weekend; 2605 South Gessner.
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