William Villar, who already owns Mexico Cafe Delano at 555 W. Douglas, on Tuesday opened his new Villar’s Mexico Cafe in the building at 1860 S. Hillside where his family operated a restaurant from 1970 to 1990. (The location most recently housed a Chinese restaurant.)
His brother, Ben, and Ben’s wife, Kim, will manage the place. They had Ben Villar’s Mexican Restaurant at 1930 S. Oliver until it closed in June.
William helped re-open El Mexico at 2544 S. Seneca back in 2008. But he left that restaurant after a falling out with partner Brent Helm. Over the years, the Villar family has had a hand in 15 Mexican restaurants around town.
The new restaurant specializes in famous Villar family recipes such as deluxe burritos, special Monterreys and flour tacos. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 316-686-1070.