Dining With Denise Neil

West Wichita Mexican restaurant opening Friday, shares menu today

A picture from Los Compadres Mexican Grill’s new menu.
A picture from Los Compadres Mexican Grill’s new menu. Courtesy photo

Los Compadres Mexican Grill, a new Mexican restaurant in west Wichita, will open at 11 a.m. on Friday – and I have the menu.

The restaurant, which is taking over the space at 3302 W. Central formerly occupied by Jr’s Tex-Mex Grill and El Tenampa before that, is owned by Carlos Renteria and Jaime Martinez, who are both first-time restauranteurs.

The menu is different from a standard Tex-Mex place. It lists tacos, tortas, burritos and other basics but also has a few items I’m excited about. One of them is the sopa Azteca, a soup I fell in love with while vacationing in Cancun. It features a tomato-based broth with tortilla chips, shredded chicken, avocado, queso Ranchero and Mexican sour cream as a topping.

Some of the interesting entree selections include arrachera a la parilla, which is a seasoned beef sirloin, and tosatda de ceviche, which are crispy tostada shells topped with a citrus-y seafood salad. On Saturdays and Sundays, the restaurant will serve menduo and pozole, a Mexican stew. You can see a full menu attached.

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The small dining room seats about 45. Los Compadres will have table side service and will serve alcohol.

The restaurant will stay open until 3 a.m. for hungry after-hours crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, but it will serve tacos only after 9 p.m.

Hours will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call 316-558-8848.

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