Tijuana Flats Opens University Parkway Restaurant

Tex-Mex restaurant features a 15-pump hot sauce bar and a trademark mural.

Tex-Mex restaurant Tijuana Flats is now open with its fourth Sarasota area location at 5215 University Parkway Suite 106.

This new location features Tijuana Flatsʼ, made-to-order menu and a 15-pump hot sauce bar.

The 2,305-square-foot restaurant will accommodate indoor and patio seating for 106 guests, according to the Winter Park-based chain. And of course, there's the mural.

The mural at this location portrays a sultry space girl defending the galaxy from an alien invasion.

In addition, the restaurant incorporates energy efficient equipment.

They include:

  • Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps that offer substantially better energy balance than traditional incandescent bulbs
  • Solar powered timers in the kitchen
  • Low flow toilets that significantly reduce water usage
  • Front of the house tile is made from 40 perce nt pre-consumer recycled materials
  • A tankless water heater

Opening week specials include:

Thursday,  November 1 — Throwback Thursdaze

• One tijuana-sized burrito, chips and a drink for $5.99 (Excludes specialty burritos; $1 additional for steak or carnitas)

• $2 Coronas (21+)

Friday, November 2 — Rock Out Party!

• Live music from 6 to 9 p.m., giveaways and $2 Coronas all night (21+)

Saturday, November 3 Give Back Day

• 20 percent of the day’s sales will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association (Florida Gulf Coast Chapter)

• $2 Coronas (21+)

Sunday, November 4 Local Hero Day

• 50 percent off an entrée for all public servants (EMT, police, military, teachers, firefighters with proper I.D.)

• $2 Coronas (21+)

To view the Tijuana Flats menu as well as list of locations, visit www.tijuanaflats.com.

Dan Dede Jr November 02, 2012 at 04:18 AM
The new restaurant opening was fantastic job by all and an excellent addition to the area. I already brought friends and family from Siesta Key over and they thought everyone was amazing and friendly
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