FARGO — A restaurant slated to open later this summer at 3001 13th Ave. S. will serve traditional Mexican food in a fast-casual atmosphere.
El Vaqueors is the first restaurant for owners Georgina Sandoval and her husband, Simon, who said they've been perfecting the recipes for years.
"Our concept is to bring the traditional Mexican food in a fast-paced environment. .... We want to bring that flavor back of actual Mexican food that most places don't have or it's been lost," Georgina said. "It's a concept that's in bigger cities already, but not Fargo. We're bringing it here."
The focus is on flavor and quality, Georgina said.
El Vaqueros will be a Taqueria, specializing in a wide selection of tacos, salsas and other authentic Mexican dishes such as birria, a spicy beef stew that can be eaten alone or served in a torta.
Diners can choose whether to order their food to go or to dine in the restaurant or on its patio.
"It's fast-casual for people on their lunch break who don't have time to go to a sit-down restaurant," she said.
The restaurant will feature a large salsa cart with a number of different salsas and other garnishes.
"In Mexico, when you see a taco shop, they always have a salsa cart right next to it. Customers are able to see and pick out their own salsas instead of asking at the counter," she said.
El Vaqueros will also feature aguas frescas in different flavors such as horchata, Jamaica and seasonal fruit.
The Sandovals hope to open the restaurant Aug. 1. For more information or to follow their progress, search for "El Vaqueros" on Facebook.