One of Peachtree Corners favorite Mexican restaurants closed last month.
Kiko and Olga Delgado, owners of the popular Los Arcos Mexican restaurant shuttered their Peachtree Parkway location in April.
But the good news - the couple have reopened at a new location.The restaurant also bears a new name, Kiko's.
Kiko's opened on Saturday just in time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Though the name and address has changed, "the soul of the place is still here," said Olga Delgado.
The walls are decorated with memorabilia from the old location and regular diners will be pleased to know that their favorite menu items are still served.
Kiko's seats about 70, plus seating for 10 at the bar, which is smaller than its former restaurant's accommodations but there are plans to expand.
The Delgados have already spoken with owner of the building about building a deck on the side of the restaurant which will add about 30 seats. "It's a priority for us," said Delgado.
Before shutting the doors to Los Arcos, the Delgados spread the word that they would be opening again nearby. It seems their customers waited patiently for the day when they could return. "We're seeing old faces and new faces - and repeat business, that's even better," observed Delgado.
Kiko Delgado is an old hand at the restaurant business. He and his wife opened their first Los Arcos 25 years ago on Jimmy Carter Boulevard then operated for the past 17 years at the Peachtree Parkway location.
The new restaurant opened with great fanfare including a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included Peachtree Corners new mayor, Mike Mason, his wife Debbie, Gwinnett County District 2 Commissioner, Lynette Howard and scores of friends, family and customers.
The Delgados said they're planning on expanding their business to include catering and delivery.
Kiko's is located at 3435 Medlock Bridge Road in Peachtree Corners. By the way, word is that it's the mayor's favorite place to eat so don't be surprised one evening if you see him and his wife enjoying a burrito or two.