WICHITA — Almost a decade after opening, Jose Bernal is getting ready to move his Lalo's Express Mexican Food to expanded space.
The restaurant has about 15 seats now in its space at the northwest corner of Harry and Seneca.
In March, it's moving to former Taco Tico space at 2051 S. Seneca.
"That's about four-to-five times bigger," says Lenny Diaz of Realty Executives of Wichita.
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Diaz and Don Piros of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.
Diaz says Bernal's business has been growing for years.
"Oh, my god, yes," he says. "The demand has been so great, he's going to have a sit-down restaurant."
The new restaurant will have about 100 seats and a bar.
The Mexican food Bernal serves is "delicious," Diaz says. He particularly recommends the Kansas Burrito, which he says is big enough to feed two.
Remodeling is underway, and the new space should be ready in early March, Diaz says.
He says the restaurant will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. because Bernal "has business all the time."