Hey, Mexican-food lovers, there’s a new place in Stephenville where you can sink your forks into tasty fajitas, burritos, tacos and a whole lot more – Casa Azteca Mexican Bar and Grill. Even better, this restaurant is serving up Mexican food you may not have run across yet in Texas.

In an interview with one of the owners, Jorge Valencia, he explains that the new restaurant and full bar – which is located just past Sonic on the left side of Hwy. 377 as you head toward Dublin – opened in late June.

“Things are going very well,” Valencia says, “better than what we expected, so we sure can’t complain.”

One look at the parking lot at lunch or dinner time – especially on the weekends – confirms that and Valencia points to one of the main reasons for it: “While there are a few Tex-Mex dishes on the menu, the roots of most of what we serve come from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. It’s very different from what you find in most Mexican restaurants around here.”

The dining area and bar have been completely renovated and redecorated.

“We’ll have about 50 people working here and we want to be an involved part of the community in general. We give discounts to law enforcement and other emergency personnel – we want to be very supportive of those people. We also give discounts to seniors, and we have children’s plates for $4.95 for kids under 12 years of age.”

Interesting stuff from the menu:

• Fresh guacamole cart that a server will bring right to your table so you can see how it’s done

• Cheese steak burrito

• Bacon chicken salad

• Mushrooms parrillada

• Shrimp fajitas

• Desserts like sopapillas, fried ice cream and cheesecake in a variety of flavors including xango fried cheesecake

In addition, these folks are looking to get it right: As Valencia says, “We welcome feedback – including feedback that lets us know where we can improve. The thing is, we want our customers to be happy with their experience here. If there’s something we can do better, or need to focus on more, we want to know about it − so all feedback is welcome.”

Casa Azteca is located at 3024 W. Washington Street and is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Want to call in an order? It’s 254-965-3656 and you can also check them out on Facebook.