NEWPORT NEWS — Mexican food lovers can look forward to trying a new authentic restaurant in the fall.
Sí Señor! Mexican Restaurant will open in the old Rosalita’s Italian Restaurant in Hilton Village before November.
“Everybody’s been telling me they need a Mexican restaurant so I’m here,” said Jose Fuentes, co-owner of the new restaurant.
The building has undergone some renovations including relocating the existing bar to the other side of the dining room and adding a hostess station at the front of the restaurant.
Fuentes, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife, Esperanza Rocha, has worked in the restaurant business since 1992 from a waiter, bartender and cook to everything in between.
Fuentes, who was born in Mexico and raised in California before relocating to Virginia, said he has worked in places such as La Parilla, 3 Amigos Mexican Restaurant and Plaza Azteca.
The family-run restaurant will serve Mexican staples like burritos, street tacos and chilles relleños to enchiladas, fajitas and even, ceviche.
In addition, customers can have a casual dining experience and complimentary chips and salsa when seated.
So what makes this restaurant ‘authentic’?
“Because I’m authentic,” Fuentes said. “And we know how to make authentic food.”
Sí Señor! Mexican Restaurant, 10608 Warwick Blvd. will be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays noon to 9 p.m.