The longtime Prince Road Mexican restaurant is spinning off a fast-food outlet set to open next week.


The original Guadalajara Grill is spinning off a fast-casual cousin with the opening next Wednesday of Calle Tepa, Mexican Street Grill.

The eatery, in the former El Coqui Caribbean restaurant at 6151 E. Broadway, is a venture between Guadalajara owner Emma Vera and her son JorDan Fuller. Vera owns the original Guadalajara on East Prince Road, and her son has worked alongside her since she opened.

Calle Tepa’s menu will include foods you would expect to find served from a Mexico street cart, Fuller said. Everything comes a la cart so you can mix up beef and chicken street tacos ($1.50 to $2.50). Enchiladas are $2.50 apiece and you can get burritos and burrito bowls for $6.50 to $7.

The restaurant is set to open at 6:30 a.m. March 20. Hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Details: 777-5962.

Published: March 12, 2013