Dave Maxwell The new Carlos’ Mexican-American Restaurant on Buckhorn Ranch Road, next to the former Farmer’s Market building. Carlos plans to open Sept. 12.

Dave Maxwell
The new Carlos’ Mexican-American Restaurant on Buckhorn Ranch Road, next to the former Farmer’s Market building. Carlos plans to open Sept. 12.

Carlos Cortez, owner of Carlos’ Mexican-American restaurant in Alamo is moving to a new location.

After five years on Broadway Street, the restaurant closed Aug. 31 and is moving to a brand new, larger facility on Buckhorn Ranch Road, about 3 miles south of Alamo, located next to the Farmer’s Market building.

The new restaurant has a larger dining area than the one on Broadway, as well as a couple of tables outside on a patio.

Carlos said he plans to open in the new building on Sept. 12. There are two bathrooms, a full kitchen, refrigerator and storage. “It’s all natural gas,” he said. “I have a bakery in the Farmer’s Market,” which was used as a small restaurant a few years ago.

The Mexican-American menu will remain much the same, Carlos said, but he will have some different items. He also plans to have pizza. At times, Carlos will have dinner specials, as he has been doing occasionally in town. “I will also make deliveries to people,” he said. The phone number will be the same 725-3909.

The new restaurant will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m, seven days a week. His brother-in-law, Phillip Mendoza, will handle the morning shift and Carlos and his wife Leticia will run the afternoon/evening shift. Mendoza has worked at times with Carlos, and has 35 years experience with IHOP.

Carlos said he knows with being out of town as they will be, he is going to have to put up a large sign on the highway to advertise their new location to take advantage of traffic on U.S. 93.

He said he thanks the local people for the support they have shown the past five years in town.