Say “Hola!” to Hinckley’s brand new Mexican restaurant, Benito’s!

Vaughan Moore & Mason Moore | 24 February 2022

HINCKLEY’S NEWEST Mexican restaurant have officially opened their doors after a much-anticipated wait today (Thursday, 24 February).

Pictured (left to right): Michael Pearson, Barry Walker, Dawn Glenville, Molly Pinson (Image: Vaughan Moore)

It officially opened this morning to Hinckley’s hungry diners – and it marks the newest occupant inside of the Highcross Building’s row of shop units, based on Regent Street.

Two events were held prior to the public opening – a family and friends night, and a VIP night.

The vibrant and themed interior and décor inside has transformed the space entirely, making it completely unrecognisable from its past lease of life as a Quartz nightclub.

A whopping 50 per cent discount has been placed on all food today (24 February) and tomorrow (25 February), to celebrate the grand opening of the long-awaited and highly-anticipated branch.

Boasting an open kitchen, customers can observe their “authentic” Mexican food and drink being freshly-prepared and cooked up in front of them by Benito’s chefs.

Also on the menu are Mexican beers, margaritas, quesadillas, nachos grande, tacos, beef barbacoa, and burritos, such as the chimichanga burrito, just to name a few.

Tortilla chips with guacamole (Image: Mason Moore)

Some of the many mouthwatering vegan and vegetarian dishes include cajun corn-ribs, esquites, cauliflower al pastor, the five-a-day burrito, taco vegano, and nopales taquendos – and staff are able to confirm which dishes are vegan and vegetarian.

Gluten-free dishes are also on offer.

Benito’s boss and General Manager comment

Michael Pearsons, Director of Benito’s, told the Free Press: “It’s really great to get embraced by the local community.

“The Benito’s brand has moved on in ‘simple steps’ from its past as ‘Benito’s Hat’, which was a quick service restaurant (QSR), and takeaway.”

He further explained that the brand are looking at expanding across the Midlands.

“Benito’s have more plans to expand across the Midlands. We have had a look at other nearby high streets.”

He continued: “We’re bringing people back to town and the town centre, we are for family, community and hospitality. We are involved in the local community.”

“Hinckley is about to see a surge in investment and foot traffic – this is beneficial to both Benito’s and the town.”

“What we do in Hinckley will shape us as a brand.”

Molly Pinson, General Manager of Benito’s Hinckley, said: “We’re hoping to get quiz nights and other community entertainment events launched soon.

“It’s nice to see this strip of road [Regent Street] being revived again.”

Diners can also enjoy breakfasts, as well as food on the bottomless brunch menu, which is available from 10am to 11pm on weekdays, and from 10am on the weekends.

Walk-ins welcomed – and how to book

Bookings can be placed on the Benito’s website, which can be found here.

In addition to bookings, walk-ins are also being welcomed.

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