A new Mexican restaurant/bar has opened in East Meadow. Fuego Picante, located at 2367 Hempstead Turnpike, is now open for business.
"It's very exciting," General Manager Michael Landesberg said. "We celebrated our grand opening on Friday."
The eatery, which is owned by Singh Hospitality Group, is located in the property that once housed Kansas City Smokehouse.
Kansas City Smokehouse was open at the location for around five months before it closed. It replaced which was also open for less than a year. The property is adjacent to a Pearle Vision and a vacant building that once housed a Prudential Real Estate.
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"We know that this is a tough location and we are hoping it does well," Landesberg said. "Singh Hospitality owns about 10 restaurants on Long Island and we have been doing this for 25 years."
Landesberg said that Fuego Picante serves traditional Mexican delights such as fajitas and empanadas, as well as BBQ items.
"We also have some of the best margaritas and sangria," he said. "Everything is homemade and fresh and we serve vegan and gluten-free items."
Landesberg said that the community has been very receptive to the new restaurant.
"It's been very busy and we have had a lot of positive feedback and support," he said. "It's been a good start."