Restaurant talk: Ojeda’s coming to Jefferson soon

Ojeda’s, the popular Tex-Mex chain, is returning to Oak Cliff. Sisters Esther Mendez and Carmen Ojeda are opening the new restaurant at Jefferson and Polk. They are two of the nine Ojeda siblings whose parents opened the first Ojeda’s on Maple Avenue 40 years ago. And they expect to open the newest Ojeda’s by Nov. 15.

"It’s usually our brothers who open new restaurants," Ojeda says. "But we thought, it’s time for the girls to do one."

Mendez had an Ojeda’s restaurant in Oak Cliff before, but she closed it several years ago to focus on a new Ojeda’s in DeSoto. "She really misses Oak Cliff," Ojeda says. "So she wanted to come back, and I said I would go in with her."

The Ojeda’s Oak Cliff likely will have a smaller menu than the Maple store, which seats 300 people. The new store will seat about 80, Ojeda says. "We’ve already been hearing from Oak Cliff customers who come to the store on Maple," she says. "They’re already excited."

By |2009-10-30T12:01:00-05:00October 30th, 2009|News, Restaurants|4 Comments

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  2. Dallas Bartender Examiner December 8, 2009 at 10:10 PM

    I love the Ojeda’s on Maple. Extremely fast service. I’ve had meals arrive in three minutes. You gotta admit, that’s fast! Viva Ojeda’s!

  3. RStone December 8, 2009 at 10:10 PM

    It’s not easy to get a liquor license in Oak Cliff, but I know they’ve applied for one. And Carmen Ojeda mentioned that they’ll have several margarita machines.

  4. Stephen December 8, 2009 at 10:10 PM

    I hope they keep the same frozen margarita recipe from the Maple location…it only takes one 🙂

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