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Margarita Mexican replaces Estela's on Davis Islands

TAMPA — Davis Islands resident and plastic surgeon Jamie Perez has purchased Estela's restaurant, renamed it Margarita Mexican Restaurant and scheduled a major facelift.

Fresh paint, new kitchen equipment and a comfortable outdoor lounge are on the way.

The menu will be new and improved, too, "more South American food besides tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, soups and salads," said manager Pam Betancor, previously a server there. Popular server Paul Robles, now kitchen supervisor, will be another familiar face.

Expect a colorful array of margaritas. Happy hour specials run 2 to 6 p.m. Live music is planned for Friday and Saturday.

Margarita Mexican Restaurant, 209 E Davis Blvd., is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The website is under construction. Call (813) 251-0558.

Margarita Mexican replaces Estela's on Davis Islands 06/05/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 6:55pm]
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