Mr. Chuy Taqueria and Cantina, a Mexican restaurant found in Orlando and Lake Mary, is making its debut in Jacksonville at The Exchange at eTown.
This is the first restaurant announced for the Exchange, a multi-use shopping center led by The PARC Group and Skinner Bros. Realty. While the group announced the arrival of this restaurant last year, the city is currently reviewing a permit application for the estimated $800,000 build-out, according to Jacksonville Daily Record. Mr. Chuy’s third location will be owned by Jesus and Blanca Valencia, who also own Añejo Cocina Mexicana. The restaurant is expected to open in Fall 2023.
“Mr. Chuy Taqueria and Cantina is a highly stylized restaurant that brings a fun, high-energy vibe and flavorful menu to Florida,” according to a press release. “eTown residents can expect a menu that embodies traditional and modern elements of Mexican cuisine as well as an extensive tequila selection. Mr. Chuy’s chefs have mastered their craft through many years of experience and are carefully selected to match the restaurants’ mission, objectives, and authentic recipes.”
The city is also reviewing a permit for The Dolly Llama Waffle Master, which is expected to open in the center around Summer 2023. These are the first two of five tenants coming to the shopping center, anchored by a Publix Super Market. Mr. Chuy’s will lease 4,627 square feet of interior space and 1,619 square feet for outdoor dining in an end unit featuring a total of 262 seats. The Valencias currently operate Añejo Cocina Mexicana in Ponte Vedra Beach and Nocatee.