A Mexican restaurant with Baton Rouge roots will move into Denham Springs, but has plans for another capital city location in 2018.
Nando's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina has moved from 13866 Coursey Blvd. in Baton Rouge to 141 Aspen Square in Denham Springs. The Denham Springs location opens Thursday, Nov. 30.
However, Baton Rougeans shouldn't be too upset. The restaurant said in a Facebook post that it will open another location in early 2018 off Siegen Lane, at 7655 Andrea Drive.
Nando's opened in May 2016. The concept comes from two longtime restaurateurs, Hernando J. Cuellar and Louis DeAngelo. Cuellar opened Ninfa's on Constitution Avenue in Baton Rouge, and ran the restaurant for more than two decades.
Nando's offers Tex Mex dishes such as enchiladas, tacos, grill platters, and carne asada dinner combos.
In a previous interview, Cuellar said the goal was to open more locations in the future, based on availability.
"We want (Nando's) to be a neighborhood-type of place for families," Cuellar said in 2016.
For more information on Nando's, visit nandosmexicanrestaurant.com.