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Audelo's Mexican Restaurant, 8907 Two Notch Road: summer 2009   7 comments

Posted at 5:33 pm in restaurants

I'm honestly not sure if I ever ate at Audelo's. I think I may have, but I also may be confusing it with the Mexican place which used to be in the Big Lots plaza. One of those two places did not give you chips and salsa unless you paid for it.

At any rate, it appears that the physical plant for this restaurant is now mostly in a dumpster, so the next place in may not be a restaurant at all.

Also, there were once a number of Mexican restaurants on or just off Two Notch in the Dentsville area -- Garcia's, Cuco's, Don Pablo's and Santa Fe come to mind.

Now, I don't think there's anything until you get almost to Wal-Mart or go down Sparkleberry.

Written by ted on August 27th, 2009

7 Responses to 'Audelo's Mexican Restaurant, 8907 Two Notch Road: summer 2009'

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  1. I think this actually closed a couple of years ago. I also think Audelo's was a relatively short-lived tenant. Previously, this was a different Mexican place, I think. . . maybe San José. . . since the mid '90s. Before that, I think it might have been a LaBrascas.

    badger

    28 Aug 09 at 8:27 am

  2. They were almost never open. I'm surprised it took this long for the place to get cleared out. I remember seeing a sign in their window at one point that said they had been turned down for a liquor license and were closed until they appealed. Never a good sign...

    Jim

    28 Aug 09 at 10:33 am

  3. It was open just a very short time and then the owner was busted on a big drug charge, according to the paper. That was a couple years ago.

    Colabuckeye

    28 Aug 09 at 12:17 pm

  4. reply to Ted ... there are several Mexican restaurants on Decker now. One is where the Orient used to be. The others have popped up more recently and there's one that's a stand in a trailer, too. The old Zorba's also has been worked on for months and a hand-made sign says it's now a Mexican restaurant and open, but haven't seen any activity there ... i.e., customers.

    Colabuckeye

    28 Aug 09 at 12:19 pm

  5. Apparently it's my week for posting closings of places that have long been closed while thinking they just happened..

    Yeah, I've seen the ones on Decker. Frankly, the one in Zorba's does not inspire confidence with its hand-lettered signage and makeshift-looking tarp by the entranceway...

    ted

    28 Aug 09 at 12:25 pm

  6. ted - Tez's was the one on Two Notch where Big Lots is, I believe. I knew Dennis, the guy who owned it (believe he also had a location out in St. Andrews somewhere). He was not hispanic, nor Mexican, nor employed either of the above (usually did the cooking himself), yet had some of the best Mexican food I have ever eaten outside of Texas or Arizona. Best margaritas in Cola, (poured with a heavy hand if you were a regular and he liked you) in those giant fishbowl glasses. Also, fabulous fajitas-for-two. Actually, everything on his menu was excellent. Dennis sold his St. Andrews first and concentrated on the Northeast location, until he finally sold it out and retired in the early, maybe mid 90s. Was a sports bar after that I think, into the late 90s, early 2000s.

    My wife and me frequented Tez's a lot when we lived out in the Northeast.

    btw, Tez's was the one who would not charge for their nachos and salsa.

    doc

    30 Oct 09 at 6:39 pm

  7. did not make money

    Javier

    14 Sep 10 at 3:20 pm

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