Jason Hommes | Staff Writer
Fiesta Brava Mexican Restaurants opened its newest location in Rock Rapids Tuesday, July 31. As might have been expected, the restaurant was quite busy throughout the week, with several customers going back a second or even third time. One customer who was very pleased with the food and service was Rock Rapids Chamber of Commerce director, Angie Jager.
“It’s always great when a new business comes to town, and what was really great about this situation is that Fiesta Brava sought us out,” said Jager. “They were very excited about coming to Rock Rapids and we’re very excited to have them here. They’re another great dining option for Rock Rapids and I’ve heard nothing but great things.”
Jager ate at Fiesta Brava Tuesday, opening day, and said the food was excellent. She was also impressed by the restaurant’s employees and said she’s heard nothing but good things from her friends and coworkers as well. “They were very busy all week and I think another really great thing is that they have really great hours,” said Jager.
“Our customers have received us very well,” said Luis Abundes, who owns the restaurant along with his brother-in-law. “We opened on Tuesday and our first day was a really good day. We had everything set up and we didn’t make any mistakes, which was a good thing. And after Tuesday it was just easy. We had a lot of customers coming in and we know a lot of them have already come in twice so it seems like they like our food. We’ve seen a lot of families and kids come in and it was just a great, great week to start. We can’t believe how busy we are, but that’s a good thing.”
Abundes said Friday was a particularly busy day. “On Friday the cars took up two blocks of parking on both sides of the street. From when we opened until close, I think we had a little more than 600 people in the restaurant that day. It was a really good crowd.”
Abundes said everyone at Fiesta Brava has been really grateful for the support they’ve received in the community and added that he was excited for more people to have the opportunity to try Fiesta Brava in the coming weeks and months.
Fiesta Brava is located at 114 S. Story St. in Rock Rapids and can be reached via phone at 712-472-4001.