Casa Mexico opens in south Fargo's Time Square East mall

Casa Mexico Manager Alfonso Rodriguez prepares to take two hot skillets of piping hot fajitas to customers Monday, Nov. 18. The restaurant opened at 4950 13th Ave. S., Fargo, on Saturday evening, Nov. 16. (Helmut Schmidt / The Forum)

FARGO — The Casa Mexico Restaurant is now open in the Time Square East mall.

The eatery quietly started serving Saturday evening Nov. 16, at 4950 13th Ave. S., Manager Alfonso Rodriguez said.

The spacious restaurant, which can seat 250 to 280 people, had perhaps a handful of patrons mid-afternoon Monday, Nov. 18, but the tantalizing smell of the fajitas - one of the eatery’s made-fresh specialties - could change that quickly.

The menu is expansive, with more than 100 meals, including a children’s menu and vegetarian and American cuisine options, appetizers and desserts. The restaurant also has a full liquor license.


A fresh-made fajita is ready for serving at Casa Mexico in south Fargo on Monday, Nov. 18. (Helmut Schmidt / The Forum)

The space, which once housed an Applebee’s and a Village Inn (which closed in 2018), has gotten a complete makeover. The interior is done in yellows, reddish-orange and brown, with eye-catching paintings of Mexican men and women and sun and star sculptures throughout.

The restaurant offers online ordering and will soon have a line service area open for people who want to grab their meals quickly, Rodriguez said.


Owner Sergio Aguirre told The Forum in October that he had been looking for several years for the right spot to open up in Fargo.

The colors are soothing and warm and the art striking at Casa Mexico, which recently opened at 4950 13th Ave. S., in Fargo's Time Square East mall. (Helmut Schmidt / The Forum)

Aguirre has been a restaurateur for 30 years. He owns seven restaurants, including the Casa Mexico Restaurant in East Grand Forks, Minn.; La Carreta Mexican Restaurants in Bismarck and Jamestown, N.D.; the El Toro Mexican Restaurant in Wahpeton, N.D., and three other restaurants in Alabama.

Restaurant hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


The website is .

Helmut Schmidt is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's business news team. Readers can reach him by email at, or by calling (701) 241-5583.
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