BY LEANN DILBECK –
Oscar Sanchez, owner of PaPa’s Mexican Café, has announced that they are moving to a new location, just west of their current location, to 1317 Hwy 71 South at the former location of Sign FX.
Sanchez said he and his staff are very excited about the move and that it will be “a good refresh” for one of Mena’s most popular choices for Tex-Mex food.
He was very complimentary of the extensive efforts of building owner Danny Powell, who, according to Sanchez, “… is working very hard to make everything customized just the way we like it.”
The new restaurant location will seat approximately 160-170 people and will have all new tables and seating. He added that the new location will also feature a larger meeting room than their current location to host groups or large family gatherings. It will also have a roomier parking lot for customers. Sanchez is particularly excited about the brand new state of the art kitchen that Powell is installing. Customers can look forward to updated menus and they will also be able to serve homemade tortillas as well.
Sanchez explained that they are expecting to be in their new location in early 2018 and that he and Powell were coordinating closely to minimize any downtime for the business with the relocation.
PaPa’s Mexican Café has been serving Mena and the surrounding area since 2000. Look forward to future editions of The Polk County Pulse for PaPa’s grand re-opening.