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A new Mexican restaurant, El Torito, is slated to open in April at the former Libby Hill Seafood location on East Stuart Drive in Galax.
Jose Soto and son Arturo Soto are opening the restaurant with friends Gustavo Mar and Mario Ruiz.
Arturo Soto and Mar have both worked in several positions at Mexican restaurants for the past few years and decided to open up their own.
“While we have some Mexican restaurants here, many travel out of town to eat at other Mexican restaurants,” said Arturo, of why he decided to open one himself. “Here, we'll offer great food and great service. What's going to make it different from the other restaurants is the way our food is seasoned.”
Mar said the owner of Libby Hill made the partners a great deal on the restaurant, and “we just decided to go for it.”
About 15 people have been hired for the new restaurant, which is being renovated.
The restaurant will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.