Tepa Cafe to open on South Seneca

WICHITA — Just as Wichitans no longer have to drive to Newkirk, Okla., to gamble, soon they’ll no longer have to drive there for the Lil Tepa Cafe.

Owners Vincent and Margaret Solis are opening Tepa Cafe in Wichita at 3835 S. Seneca next to Seneca Street Bar & Grill.

Vincent Solis says their grandchildren are here, so it makes sense to come. Also, his late father, Emilio Solis, used to have Tepa Restaurant here years ago.

Tepa Cafe will seat 64 and serve American and Mexican dishes, including what Solis calls “the best liver and onions in the world.”

“And I don’t even like liver and onions.”

On the Mexican side, Solis says they’ll serve “all the goodies,” such as tacos, tostados and flautas.

Look for the restaurant to open the first week of January.