Friday, April 9, 2010

Tijuana Flats - Managed by Justin



Tijuana Flats is a Tex-Mex chain, begun in 1995 by a young man, Brian Wheeler, while he was a student at the University of Central Florida. He opened his first restaurant in Winter Park, Florida. Since then, the chain has taken off, and now counts something like 60 restaurants in several states (most are in Florida, however.) It is noted for its hot sauces (700 of them!) and colorful decor.

Justin, the manager of Ocala's Tijuana Flats, is an upbeat young man who greeted us enthusiastically, assisted in our menu selection and continued to ensure that the food was prepared to our satisfaction.

We'll be back!

16 comments:

bfarr said...

Sounds like you got the star treatment. 700 hot sauces? Amazing.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Sounds like fun! Are the hot sauces good? Are there varieties of hotness? Nice photos.

magiceye said...

love such service oriented owners!

Los Angeles Suburbia said...

Wow, amazing how many sauces there are!

Nice photos, Jacob.

Rose said...

Sound yummy! I am sitting here wanting something to snack on...did not need to see anything to do with food.

Memphis MOJO said...

I love Tex Mex. Probably my favorite food of all.

Small City Scenes said...

It does look like a fun place. 700 hot sauces--ay-yi-yi!! Ice cubes please. MB

tapirgal said...

And he was a good sport about the photo, too. What more could you want?

EG Wow said...

Ah good food and good service! Can't beat that!

Kate said...

Obviously he is great entrepeneur. Outside ares for eating is so treasured in the Midwest after a cold winter. This place looks very inviting, and I cannot wait to begin dining outside...as soon as the weather warms up!

brattcat said...

And I thought if you tasted one hot sauce you'd tasted them all...silly me.

Hilda said...

700 hot sauces?? Goodness. How can you even taste the difference?

I'm not one for hot sauces, but I'll have a quesadilla if it's on the menu. :)

VP said...

What can one do with 700 sauces? I will probably remember just two or three! Nice guy, fine place, a bit oversauced!

Saretta said...

I really miss Mexican food here in Italy!

cieldequimper said...

You're making me hungry, good thing it's almost supper time!

Love his smile!

Mesothelioma said...

Very impressed with the hot sauce collection. 700 is quite a number.

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