Family plans to open new Mexican restaurant in Port Huron


After opening and owning twenty restaurants for over 50 years in the Blue Water area, the Duenaz family intends to create one more at the north end of Port Huron.

Mike Duenaz and his son, Joe Duenaz, said the family are planning to open another Mexican restaurant at 2866 Pine Grove Ave.

During an interview with the future restaurant on Friday, Joe Duenaz said they can already imagine it as a restaurant because the two men have already operated restaurants there. His father ran the Mexican restaurant Amigos and he ran Fajita Joe’z.

“It will be our same Mexican food,” he said.

Mike Duenaz said his father opened the first family restaurant in 1970. Since then the family has opened restaurants like Bimbo’s Restaurant, Duenaz’s Restaurant, Ricardo’s Mexican Restaurant, Little Mexico, and at one point the family had five Reds. Peppers open at the same time. time.

Mike Duenaz’s brother Frank still owns the Red Pepper III in Kimball Township, but he is considering selling it, so his relatives have decided to step in and keep a family-owned restaurant in the area, they said.

The Duenaz family plans to open a restaurant in Port Huron later this year.

“And he’s bored sitting at home,” Joe Duenaz said of his father.

The family signed the lease on October 6 and hope to open the restaurant before December, Mike Duenaz said.

It’s still pretty early in the process, but the family plans to have a similar name to “Duenaz’s Family Mexican and American Restaurant”. It will be open seven days a week, offering “Mexican American food” and daily specials.

And of course, taco Tuesday, said Joe Duenaz.

The restaurant will have Mexican decor and will be simple and the space still needs to be painted, have the floor done and the men will have to move the equipment before it can open.

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Mike Duenaz said he was happy to find people. They will be able to come in and recover what they missed.

“Oh, that will be fun,” he said.

Brian Duenaz, brother of Mike Duenaz who owns Ruby’s Port Huron Shuttle Services and opened Bimbo’s restaurant in 1978, said he was happy for his brother.

“His love is for the restaurant,” he said.

Contact Bryce Airgood at (810) 989-6202 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @ bairgood123.

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