Another new restaurant will open soon in downtown Wilkes-Barre next to calzone restaurant chain D.P. Dough’s new location in Midtown Village at 41 S. Main St.
Antonio Jiminez and Katerine Castillo Jimenez will open a Dominican restaurant called “El Fogon de Tony,” said Sandy Insalaco Jr., partner with the Insalaco Development Group that owns the property.
Insalaco said he expects the new restaurant will open in the next four to six weeks in the remaining space that Dino’s Pizza Express formerly occupied. Dino’s closed in June last year after the COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on business.
“We’re very excited to be working on an additional food tenant for the remaining space,” Insalaco said.
The Dominican restaurant will add to a number of other ethnic restaurants in downtown Wilkes-Barre and another Mexican restaurant will open soon.
Popular Mexican restaurant La Tolteca on Mundy Street in Wilkes-Barre Twp. plans to open Tolteca Bar & Grill on Public Square later this month or in April where El Zocalo Mexican restaurant closed in June last year amid the pandemic, said Andres Gomez, a manager at La Tolteca.
Gomez said La Tolteca also is planning to open its outdoor patio on Mundy Street soon and it should be open on Wednesday as temperatures are getting warmer.
Downtown Wilkes-Barre will mark the fourth location for La Tolteca in northeast Pennsylvania. In addition to its Wilkes-Barre Twp. restaurant, La Tolteca also has locations on Memorial Highway in Dallas and East Stroudsburg.