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El Tequila restaurant coming to Wadena

A taste from south of the border is coming to Wadena along U.S. Highway 10 with the opening of El Tequila Mexican Restaurant. The restaurant will be the fourth El Tequila in the area and will occupy the Wadena Inn & Grill location.

Pedro Unzueta, an owner, expects the restaurant to be open for business in three to four weeks, he said. Right now, they are finishing up paperwork.

They chose to open an El Tequila in Wadena because there wasn't a Mexican restaurant in town, he said. Customers from Wadena who visit the restaurant in Baxter have asked when they are going to open one here.

El Tequila also has locations in Fergus Falls and Pelican Rapids. The first restaurant opened two years ago, Unzueta said. He and his business partner have been working in the restaurant business for 17 years. They decided to start opening Mexican restaurants around here before there is more competition in this area, he said.

The restaurant has a huge menu, but the food is not spicy unless people want it to be, Unzueta said. People should try it and see the prices.

"Great service and great food we try to do at all restaurants," he said.