New Business; Don Tequila Restaurant

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By Bobbie Lanham

 Don Tequila Restaurant

Owners: Carmen and Jorge Flores Manager: Windy Kelly Location: 7117 Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville Phone: 722-8087 What we do: Don Tequila, open since mid-summer, serves a variety of Mexican-style dishes. It offers appetizers like guacamole dip for $3.25 to tequila chicken wings for $6.99. There are five soups on the menu. Among several desserts are sopapilla and cheesecake.  Don Tequila’s specialties include a Tequila Steak, grilled salmon, and shrimp meal. Entrees range from about $8 to $13. Manager Windy Kelly said the skirt steak they use is very tender and fresh. Entrees come with beans, rice, a garnish salad and tortillas.  The restaurant, one of only about three restaurants in Simpsonville that serve alcohol, has 99-cent margaritas and $1.65 beers during happy hour, 4-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. The owners, Carmen and Jorge Flores order pay-per-view programming and offer it free to patrons, including dinner specials. Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. What we say: “Each day is getting better. Our best crowd is our lunch crowd. We offer good service for a great price. High quality cuts and high quality liquor. We want to make sure everyone leaves happy and satisfied.”