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Casa Fiesta Mexican Grill to open new location

By Shaun Szkolnik, for the Tribune

TRUSSVILLE – After several years of success in the Pinnacle Shopping Center, one of the jewels of Trussville cuisine, Casa Fiesta Mexican Grill, has plans to open another location in Birmingham.

“We’re going to open another one on 280 in Inverness Plaza,” said co-owner Alejandro Muniz. “We decided to do it because people from Trussville have been so nice to us and support our store and they help us a lot.”

While the dishes are excellent, including flautas, fajitas, quesadillas, taquitos, and even seafood plates, the Casa Fiesta Mexican Grill is more than just food. As soon as you enter, you feel as though you’re among friends.

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Benigno Ornelas, Erik Zapien, Arturo Espinoza, Elejandro Muniz

“They walk in, and they feel comfortable with you,” said Muniz. “We’ve been working so hard to get to this point, and now there is an opportunity to move into Inverness Plaza.”

The friendly atmosphere is no mere affectation. Spend even a little while with Muniz, and you can’t help but be overcome by how much love he brings to the job.

“My favorite thing about this is that I like it,” said Muniz. “I grew up around restaurants, so all my life has been in restaurants; as a dishwasher, busboy, waiter, cook. So, it is something that I like, and I just feel a passion to do it.”

That passion will very much be in evidence at the new location.

“It is going to be pretty much the same space as here,” said Muniz. “I like customer service; I like to serve the customers. I’m always here talking to the people. Making sure they got the right plate and making sure they like it.”

If all goes according to plan, the new store will open in May, or no later than June.

“We’re waiting on the permit from the health department,” said Muniz. “That is the only thing we’re waiting for. We’ve got all the equipment ready and when they give us the green light, as soon as they give us the permit, it (probably) won’t take longer than two weeks.”

The new location of Casa Fiesta Mexican Grill will be located at 110 Inverness Plaza in Birmingham.

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