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Story and lead photo by Hal Goodtree.
Cary, NC – In the space on West Chatham formerly occupied by Hieronymous Seafood, a new restaurant is getting set to open. It’s La Casa de las Enchiladas, bringing the true cuisine of Mexico to downtown Cary.
For a couple of weeks, I’d noticed activity around the shuttered restaurant. Last Wednesday, a sign had gone up: La Casa de las Enchiladas.
As I was taking a picture with my cell phone, a man pulled up. It was Manuel, the new owner. He was only too happy to tell about the new restaurant.
“This is the real cuisine of Mexico,” Manuel told me, “not that sweet stuff they serve at chain restaurants.” He went on to explain the six different types of enchiladas he has on the menu, spanning the north-to-south range of Mexican cooking.
Manuel told me he’s waiting to get all the necessary permits, but hopes to open this week.
In addition to cuisine tipicos Mexicanos, the restaurant plans to serve wine, beer and mixed drinks. Manuel also mentioned a special family night every week.
La Casa de las Enchiladas
815 West Chatham Street.
Cary, NC 27511