Wichita a test market for new Abuelo’s dishes

Restaurants sure do love to test their new dishes on Wichitans. Now, Wichita is one of eight markets testing out a new tapas and small bites menu at Abuelo’s, the Mexican restaurant at 1413 N. Waterfront Parkway.

The items on the menu range in price from $2.99 to $5.99 and now are available at both lunch and dinner.

Here are Abuelo’s descriptions of the new dishes:

Classic nachos – Crispy tortilla chips topped with melted cheese, seasoned ground beef, chicken or refried beans in any combination. Served with sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo and jalapeño slices

Acapulco shrimp cocktail – An individual-sized light and fruity Mexican shrimp cocktail, served with crispy flour tortilla chips
Jalapeño cheese fritters – Delicious minced jalapeño and cheese fritters, hand-breaded and fried to golden perfection. Served with ranch dressing for dipping

Mexican flat bread pizza – A flour tortilla baked with a white cream sauce and topped with fresh spinach, roasted red peppers, mushrooms and Monterrey Jack and Mozzarella cheese

Chicken and spinach mini chimis – Two small chimichangas stuffed with spicy, tender pulled chicken, spinach and cheese, golden fried and served with a honey lime ancho cilantro sauce

Bacon-wrapped shrimp – Three wood-grilled, bacon-wrapped shrimp stuffed with jalapeño and cheese

The other seven test markets: Peoria, Ariz.; Chandler, Ariz.; Lakeland, Fla.; Kissimmee, Fla.; Columbus, Ohio; Myrtle Beach, S.C. And Hampton, Va.

For more information, call Wichita’s Abuelo’s at 316-634-2230.