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New Chando’s Tacos in Citrus Heights to finally open this summer, owner says

By Thomas J. Sullivan–
Despite numerous delays, owner Lisandro “Chando” Madrigal of Chando’s Tacos says he is finally looking forward to a grand opening date this summer for his latest restaurant at Sylvan Corners in Citrus Heights.

“It’s taken quite a bit longer than I thought, but our general contractor is on schedule, and the last building permit issues have been resolved,” Madrigal said in an interview with The Sentinel this week. “Our exterior signage is now up, and we look forward to welcoming new customers in Citrus Heights very soon.”

His new Citrus Heights restaurant is located in a high-traffic strip center at 7084 Auburn Blvd. The shopping center was built in 2007, and current co-tenants in the plaza include Starbucks, Haya Sushi and Little Caesar’s Pizza.

“It’s a great location, and once we’re open, we should do well,” he said.

Madrigal owns two Chando’s Tacos in Sacramento, another in West Sacramento, and a fourth location in Roseville.

The restaurant’s overall menu will be generally the same as its other current locations, Madrigal said.

Interior rough plumbing is nearing completion at the Citrus Heights location. “Once that’s done, our general contractor anticipates that the build-out will be quick,” he said. “He’s on schedule at this time.”

“Everything else is in place. We’ll still need to clear the necessary health and final inspections which have to take place before we’re officially cleared to open,” he said.

Chando’s Tacos is well known for its mini-torta Mexican-style sandwiches, and mulitas made by layering jack cheese and a choice of Chando’s signature meats between two corn tortillas.

The menu will include a full-range of Mexican favorites including tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, flautas, nachos and of course, Chando’s Papas, fresh hand-cut, potato fries topped with your choice of Chando’s signature meats, nacho cheese sauce, onion, cilantro, guacamole, crema, pico de gallo, and salsa.

“I’m excited to bring our new restaurant to Citrus Heights,” Madrigal said.

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