El Tejano opens in Leachville

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
El Tejano Restaurant in Leachville was welcomed with a ribbon cutting Friday morning. Pictured are, from left: Joe Hultquist, James Keith, Ruth Ann Keith, Kay Hultquist, Ethan Navarro, Manuel Navarro, III, Norma Navarro, Richard Navarro, Erick Navarro, Anna Beth Thomas, Leachville Mayor Shelia Spurlock, Bill Hetler, and Marlyn Looney. (Town Crier photos/Revis Blaylock)

El Tejano, Tex-Mex cafe, 205 East Main, Leachville, (formerly Martha's Frontier) opened last week. The new restaurant will serve Mexican food and American favorites.

The family owned/operated business is operated by brothers, Richard Navarro and Manuel Navarro III. Their mother, Norma Navarro, will also be working in the family business. "This is something we have wanted to do for a long time," Norma said.

The Navarro family made Leachville their home over 20 years ago.

A cake was served to customers during the grand opening on Friday. Pictured are family members, Ethan, Manuel III, Norma, Richard, and Erick Navarro.

The new restaurant will be open seven days a week. Hours are Sunday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

They will serve the traditional breakfast, gravy, biscuits, eggs, along with breakfast tacos and more.

"We have very good cooks," Ms. Navarro said. "We are looking forward to serving our customers."

A grand opening and ribbon cutting were held Friday to welcome the new business to Leachville.

"We welcome the new restaurant and we are glad to have them here," Leachville Mayor Shelia Spurlock said.

On hand for the ribbon cutting were Joe and Kay Hultquist, James and RuthAnn Keith, Anna Beth Thomas, Bill Hetler and Maryln Looney.

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