Just two months after the Sunrise Café closed its doors, the Three Amigos Mexican Restaurant opened in its place on March 1st bringing authentic Mexican flavors to the county. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas and other traditional Mexican dishes are on the menu along with lunch specials, combination dinners and house specialties – many of which are family recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation.
Ricard Hernandez, owner who grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico, isn’t new to the restaurant business. He currently operates Yopo’s Mexican Restaurant in Osborne. While Hernandez has been on-hand during the first few weeks of being open, he will eventually turn over management duties to his cousin, Daniel Hernandez, who has recently moved to Lincoln from Tennessee.
Kelly Larson, Lincoln County Economic Development director, said she first spoke to Hernandez last summer and discussed opening a restaurant in Lincoln. Unable to find the right location, he decided to put the project on-hold. But once she learned about Sunrise Café closing, Larson contacted him. After looking at the space, she said Hernandez was immediately interested.
“I am thrilled the Three Amigos have opened the restaurant and think this will be a good fi t for the community,” Larson said. “Ricardo has been very easy to work with, and seems open to ideas to make sure they serve the community well.”
Besides Mexican fare, the restaurant also serves beer and hopes to have their liquor license soon in order to serve margaritas. Customers are welcome to dine in or carry out.
Three Amigos Mexican Restaurant is located at 109 W Lincoln Avenue in downtown Lincoln, call them at 785-524-0030 or find them on Facebook. Business hours are: Monday-Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.