Local Eats: Hidalgos

Written by Maggie Murdock Nichols in the May 2020 Issue

Hidalgos

Hidalgo’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina celebrated its 5th year in Edmond last month. Juan and Mariel Hidalgo opened the restaurant on a foundation of strong family values and a commitment to paying homage to the original taste of Mexico. The newly remodeled restaurant reflects the flare and fun that Hidalgo’s brings to Edmond. The space is brighter, more modern and the playful decor pairs perfectly with creative flavors.

Juan says the decision to open a restaurant in Edmond was easy. He says, “The people are kind and generous. They’ve become like family.” Juan recalls a customer that came in to pick up dinner for her daughter right after she had a baby boy. Juan has watched the little boy grow up, he’s now three years old
and eagerly hops in his seat to enjoy the bottomless chips and queso. Juan shares ownership with his wife and his mom works alongside them. A father of four, Juan places a high priority on
making sure families feel welcome by offering kids-eat-free offers and special events like face painters, magicians and Santa during the holiday season.

Vegan, vegetarian and low carb offerings

Hidalgo’s excels in the area of consistency in both food and hospitality. Guests rave about the cocktails, margaritas and ice cold beer. The menu has something for every dietary need and preference with vegan, vegetarian and low carb offerings. The lunch specials and senior menu are a great value and the kids won’t be stuck with subpar or overpriced options. Hidalgo’s jalapeno cilantro sauce is addictive and their housemade salsas and queso makes their setup far from average. From traditional entrees to Hidalgo’s specialties, just one visit creates a loyal guest. 

Family Enchilada and Fajita Packs

“Hidalgo’s was one of the first restaurants in Edmond to
come out with a solid plan to address the challenges faced by the pandemic,” Juan explains. They implemented clear ordering instructions, safe social distancing practices, and offered creative deals to further incentivize guests to pick up food. Juan says, “We truly felt cared for. Seeing our customers support us by not only ordering food, but by spreading the word was truly touching.” The Family Enchilada and Fajita Packs have been a great success. Juan says he’ll continue the family packs even after the restaurant is open for regular business. He knows firsthand the chaos that can accompany busy schedules on a normal basis. He hopes these meals have allowed families to gather and just enjoy each other’s presence without all the prep and cleanup.

Safety guidelines

Hidalgo’s greatest desire is to open their doors and welcome customers back inside to celebrate, but assert that following safety guidelines is of utmost importance. In the meantime, they invite Edmond Outlook readers to take a taste of Hidalgo’s home with them. Call in orders can be placed by calling 405-285-2424 and the menu can be viewed at www.hidalgosrestaurant.com

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