Taqueria El Paisa is for sale

WICHITA — One of Wichita’s best-known Mexican restaurants is for sale.

Concepcion Acosta hopes to find a buyer for her 16-year-old Taqueria El Paisa at 2227 N. Arkansas.

The half million dollars she’s asking includes an approximately 10,000-square-foot building, parking, recipes and the 169-seat business and its equipment. There’s also a bar within the business.

“I’m tired,” Acosta says. “I’m very tired.”

She says she wants to spend more time with her three children.

“I work seven days a week,” Acosta says.

This isn’t to say the business wouldn’t be attractive for a buyer, she says.

“It is a very good place — a good restaurant,” Acosta says. “Customers are very happy with the food. … The food is very authentic.”

Acosta says she’ll continue to work until she finds a buyer. She says everything is ready for someone to walk in and take over.

“It has customers. It has everything.”