An uptown welcome to new/old friendsThe Las Brisas menu still specializes in a wide variety of delightful Mexican dishes
A couple more forward-thinking entrepreneurs have bet their business future and their personal finances on the City of Edmonds.
Alvaro (just call him Al) Castillo and his wife, Saeideh (pronounced sigh-ee-dah), after a number of years operating the very successful Las Brisas restaurant in Harbor Square have moved uptown.
Even after great success at their previous location, the couple have moved their Las Brisas Mexican restaurant to dead center of uptown Edmonds... at no small expense.
Everything at the new location, in the refurbished Old Milltown building, is new down to and including all new furniture and fixtures for hungry patron's comfort.
Why did they move? At the time, I wondered that too but it turns out that their logic was on target. They were looking for more walk-in traffic and, even though the new location has only been open for a little over a month, their hopes and predictions have paid off.
As we sat there for lunch last week, there seemed to be a constant flow of folks coming through the front door.
In order to efficiently handle the increased need for first class service, they have bolstered their staff by several servers, chefs and dishwashers.
Their somewhat instantly heightened success has, consequently, brought about welcome employment for some of our Edmonds neighbors.
The Las Brisas menu still specializes in a wide variety of delightful Mexican dishes plus a few new ones they've added to satisfy just about every taste.
Is there someone in your party who would prefer something other than south-of-the-border fare? The Las Brisas chefs are expert at preparing a tender, juicy steak to order or, for that matter, a hamburger. In the mood for a chef's salad? It's available.
Cocktails are still offered for those who enjoy a libation with their meal. And, if we ever have any decent weather, outside dining is available in their dedicated private area.
Their lunch crowd keeps them very busy and the dinner trade always packs the place. They don't ask for reservations normally (believe me you'll be seated with no delay) but, if you have a large group, you might wish to call 425-672-5050.
They'll welcome your advance notice of the need for a larger seating area.
Congratulations, Al and Saeideh, for correctly calling the turn on your vision for the future of your business as restaurateurs.
The fine people of Edmonds will certainly be pleased to enjoy your hospitality and beautifully prepared meals in the new and more convenient location.
Welcome to uptown Edmonds. We all wish you well.