There’s a new restaurant coming to town and it’s going to be Mexican food – but not just another Mexican restaurant.
I talked with one of the partners, Joey Godoy, of the forthcoming Chepe’s Mexican Grill. I first spoke with him several months ago because this will be the same group who runs Cotija Mexican Grill just off Interstate 30 at Exit 114. If you have been to Cotija you’re familiar with the food there and may expect the same dishes at Chepe’s. My guess is that you can expect the same quality, but Godoy says they are going a little more upscale with the recipes. We’ll have to wait to see exactly what that means.
They hope to be open in mid-March. They have already applied for their alcohol permit and will have a full bar. Godoy says Chepe’s is looking forward to serving the community and they already have plans to have a big celebration when Cinco de Mayo comes. Chepe is Godoy’s nickname, so that’s where the new restaurant name came from.
You’ll recognize the property as the former home of several restaurants: Cafe Santa Fe, Sabores, Patron and Agave have all come and gone at this location. I’m going to throw in some opinion here and say I think this is going to be the one to stay there and do well. It’s a great location – visible from the Interstate, close to a movie theater, and plenty of parking. The address is 17324 Interstate 30, Benton, 72015. MySaline will update this article as it gets closer to the opening date and you can expect a review. See map and related articles below.
- JULY 3, 2018 – Mexican Restaurant “Cotija” Now Open off Exit 114 www.mysaline.com/cotija/
- OCTOBER 23, 2017 – Another in a Line of Restaurants Closes in the Same Spot in Benton www.mysaline.com/another-in-a-line-of-restaurants-closes-in-the-same-spot-in-benton/