Two longtime family-owned Tucson Mexican food restaurants are adding new locations.

• In late June, the dozen-year-old El Sur opened its second location at 4602 E. 29th St., just west of North Swan Road. The original El Sur opened in 2001 at 5602 E. 22nd St.

El Sur is known for its pan-fried tacos and fajitas, with lunch and dinner prices topping out at $7 to $8. Lunch specials run $2.99 to $4.99.

• Wayne and Margaret Hallquist hope to open their fourth El Molinito Mexican restaurant by year’s end, this one in Oro Valley. The couple last spring bought the former Loop Taste of Chicago pizza parlor building at 10180 N. Oracle Road. Wayne Hallquist said he is still waiting for building permits and his liquor license, but he hopes to begin renovation in the coming weeks and open in late fall.

El Molinito has been in Tucson 35 years. There are three other Tucson locations — 5380 E. 22nd St., 3675 W. Ina Road and 2323 N. Pantano Road.

Published: Aug. 20, 2013