La Herradura Mexican Grill & Bar opened quietly on Jan. 31 and its manager says business has steadily been growing ever since.
"We are having a slow opening," manager Erik Herrera said. "We're still fixing some things and making sure we have everything ready for a grand opening."
Located near at 10574 Highland Road in the Hartland Plaza, the restaurant features bright Spanish decor with hand carved booths and chairs from Mexico. They have 12 employees and will add to that as business dictates.
La Herradura, which means the horseshoe in Spanish, has other Michigan locations in Novi and Kalamazoo. All are part of a larger group of restaurants owned by a family originally from Guadalajara, Mexico. Herrera says the restaurant is not a chain, but addtional family members have similar restaurants in Mississippi, Ohio and Chicago.
The restaurant has yet to advertise, but Herrera says business is getting better every day. Daily food and drink specials will be introduced soon, but the menu lists lunch specials, a full dinner menu, kids plates, dessert and a few American food choices such as a cheeseburger and chicken sandwich.
La Herradura has a full bar with Miller, Bud Light and Dos Equis on tap.
"And margaritas,” Herrera said. "We have really good margaritas."
La Herradura is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.