RED OAK — Bright and vibrant colors adorn a mural on the walls of the new Cancun’s Ameri-Mex Restaurant in Red Oak. The public is invited out to the official ribbon cutting that will take place March 28.

“There are going to be appetizers and drinks. We are going to close at 5 p.m. and then be open for the ribbon cutting, which takes place at 6 p.m.,” assistant manager David Sauceda. “We are going to have a classic car show and our customers are the ones that came up with that idea. One of our customers from DeSoto is going to do our cake.”

As part of the celebration, Sauceda said there will be a raffle, with gift certificates to the restaurant given away as prizes. City and county officials from around have been invited to the grand opening. Cancun’s and its sister restaurant, Acapulco’s Ameri-Mex, has four restaurants that are located in DeSoto, Waxahachie and two in Red Oak. Its first restaurant opened in DeSoto 15 years ago.

The new restaurant has a seating capacity for 80 people. Plans are under way to expand the restaurant by adding a seconding dining area that will seat another 80 people. Sauceda hopes that can be finished within the next six months.

During the short time the location has been open, Sauceda said there has been a lot of business coming from the adjoining neighborhood. Customers have been walking over from their homes and one even came to dine by riding his horse.

Some of the new dishes the restaurant is serving include Monterrey chicken, which is a chicken breast served on a bed of rice with mushrooms, bell peppers and covered with jack cheese. It comes with a side of charro beans. Other dishes include stuffed poblano peppers and flautas.

The restaurant is open from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Cancun’s is closed Sundays. It is located at 273 E. Ovilla Road in Red Oak.

The grand opening is from 6-8 p.m. For more information, call 972-576-2005 or visit online at www.cancunsamerimex.com, which lists the full menu.

Contact Andrew at andrew.branca@wninews.com or 469-517-1458.