Dining With Denise Neil

Two new restaurants will open a half-mile apart in Wichita

If you’re a west-sider with a taco craving, next week is going to be good for you.

Two new Mexican restaurants are slated to open — one on Monday and one on Friday — and they’re just a half-mile apart.

Monday is the grand opening day for Pueblo Viejo, the restaurant that’s taken over the Marco’s Cantina space at 6600 W. Central.

Owner David Perez, who once owned Las Margaritas in Garden City, is opening the new restaurant, and he’s planning a big menu of dishes like burritos, tacos, fajitas and more. He’ll also have lots of different margaritas and tequilas.

Although this is the first restaurant in Wichita for Perez, it’s not his first restaurant in Kansas. He has 25 years of experience running restaurants, he said, and he previously owned Las Margaritas in Garden City, opening it in 2001 and running it for 11 years.

The hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

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Los Cabos Mexican Grill is set to open next week in west Wichita. Courtesy photo

Just a few blocks away, the new Los Cabos Mexican Grill should open on Friday of next week in the space at 7011 W. Central that most recently held Ming Moon Chinese Restaurant. It’s in the same strip center as When Pigs Fly BBQ.

It’s owned by a family that has about 13 Mexican restaurants across the region — including in El Dorado, Park City, Hays and Pratt. Wichita will be the biggest city where the family will have a restaurant.

It will have table service and a full bar, and the menu is full of standard Mexican dishes.

Its hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

You can see the menus for both restaurants below.

Pueblo Viejo menu

Los Cabos Mexican Grill menu

Denise Neil has covered restaurants and entertainment since 1997. Her Dining with Denise Facebook page is the go-to place for diners to get information about local restaurants. She’s a regular judge at local food competitions and speaks to groups all over Wichita about dining.