New Mexican restaurant opens in downtown Winfield

Waitress Fernanda Gutierrez fills a beverage cup Monday at Playa Linda, a Mexican restaurant that opened last month at 711 Main St. in Winfield.

A new Mexican restaurant has opened at 711 Main St. in Winfield, the third one to open at that location.

Playa Linda, owned by Irma Herrera and her family, opened May 21 in the space previously occupied by Si Senor and Cancun Mexican Grill.

Herrera said this is the first restaurant she and her family have owned. She heard from her friend, a cook, that the former Si Senor was for sale, and she purchased it from that restaurant’s owners.

Playa Linda opened May 21 and serves fare including fajitas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas and chiles rellenos.

Herrera, who moved from Arkansas City to Winfield to open the restaurant, said fajitas have been a big seller.

“We’ve had a lot of business so far,” she said.

Herrera said she plans to keep the interior similar to how it looks now, with brightly colored furniture and decor.

Current specials include $2 beers on Thursdays, and enchilada specials on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. So far Playa Linda has only a cereal malt beverage license, but Herrera is in the process of obtaining a liquor license.

Herrera said she is still working on the menu, and she plans to add more taco dishes such as tacos al pastor. She is also in the process of changing the signage on the front of the restaurant, which still says Si Senor.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Playa Linda also has its own Facebook page.

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