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Photo: Frita Kale-O Facebook page
Photo: Frita Kale-O Facebook page

Mexican food pop-up Frita Kale-O going brick-and-mortar in East Lake

A business that has been operating as a Mexican food pop-up for about a year is set to open a brick-and-mortar location this year.

Frita Kale-O, which has been a frequent presence at local, will open this summer at the 2nd + Hosea development in East Lake according to a post on its Facebook page and as first reported by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Co-owner Gerardo Hernandez and chef Edith Zuniga will serve up traditional Mexico City and Oaxacan street food options including gorditas, empanadas and tostadas.

The restaurant will also serve a large selection of locally-brewed craft beers. 

The space will feature seating for 60 to 80 guests, as well as 50 to 60 seats on its 1,000 square-foot patio. 

Frita Kale-O will be the first tenant in a new 2,300 square-foot space in the 2nd + Hosea development. It will join the newly-opened Salaryman as well as Poor Hendrix and Mix’d Up Burgers, with Perc Coffee Roasters set to open this year.

Greater Good BBQ and Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken and Oysters both shuttered at 2nd + Hosea last year.  Plans for Slow Rise Bakery to open in the development fell through.

The AJC has reached out to Hernandez for more details on the restaurant. 

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