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Tex-Mex Favorite Herrera’s Could Open In Addison

All signs point to it opening on Belt Line Road

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It looks like DFW Tex-Mex stalwart Herrera’s has plans to open a new location in Addison.

Permit applications filed with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission last week indicate that the restaurant has plans to open an outpost at 4029 Belt Line Road, taking over the sprawling 7,700 square foot space formerly occupied by the Dallas outpost of Fort Worth Tex-Mex chain Rio Mambo, which closed its doors earlier this summer. Gil Bonifaz, who owns Cafe Herrera inside Downtown Dallas’s Omni hotel, is listed as the applicant on the permit for the Addison Herrera’s location.

Bonifaz represents one faction of the Herrera family, which opened its first eponymous restaurant in 1971. Another part of the Herrera family owns the original Herrera’s, which moved from its original Maple Avenue home to a space on Sylvan Avenue in 2014. If that all sounds a little complicated, that’s because it is.

Bonifaz tells Eater that a lease on the space has not yet been finalized, but that it is currently in the works. Stay tuned for more details on when diners can expect to find Herrera’s legendary enchiladas and fajitas in Addison.