Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 4 November 2021
BOSSES behind a Mexican restaurant chain which is on its way to Hinckley town centre have exclusively told the Free Press the time that they are aiming to open by.
As we first reported back on 16 October, Benito’s, who are known for their ‘world famous’ burritos and margaritas, had quietly displayed an alcohol licence on their unit windows in part of the former Quartz club, confirming that they are coming to town.
They have sent an application to Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC) for permission to serve up their ‘world famous’ margaritas during their ‘happy hour’ from their margarita bar, and other alcoholic beverages.
Additionally, the notice also puts forward another proposal – that it will be licenced for music to be played inside of the eatery from 11am to midnight (12am) every day.
A Benito’s spokesperson told the Hinckley Free Press that they are still in early stages in setting up the branch, but they are expecting to open early next year.
They said: “We’re in the early stages of work for our Hinckley restaurant.
“We’re aiming to be open in February 2022.”
This is not the first time that they have came to the county of Leicestershire.
Back in 2018, they first tried trading inside of Leicester city centre’s most popular shopping mall – the Highcross Shopping Centre – but they were only there for a total of 10 months, from April 2018 to July 2019, before they closed their doors.
They currently only have three locations in England – two in London and the other in Oxford. The new Hinckley branch would mark their fourth location in total.
The chain started out with one small store in London, with a team who were passionate about bringing authentic and modern Mexican food to the UK.
It is named after Mexican politician and late 19th century statesman, Benito Juárez, as the chain believed he was “a truly modern leader and champion of the people”.
They claim that all of their restaurants have ‘been true to the original ideals’, which makes them ‘one of the most loved up and coming Mexican brands in the country’.
Benito’s serve up ‘power bowls’, tacos, burritos, and salads.
Hungry foodies looking for a bite to eat for brunch will be able to help themselves to bottomless tacos for just £15, but, if they’re after a tipple to go with it, bottomless tacos with cava are £20, and bottomless tacos with margaritas are £25.
Those who prefer to drink beer with their mains will be able to try booze from Mexico and Spain, such as Pacifico, Daura Damm Lager, Modelo, San Miguel, and Sol.