It’s been quiet on the food front lately. And I've been distracted with other assignments. So, it was nice to hear from a reader who tipped me off to a new island eatery.

Juan Carlos Vargas and wife Yolanda, along with Juan Canada and his wife Maritza, have opened Los Molcas at 6316 Stewart Road.

The eatery, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, specializes in Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican and seafood cuisine.

Los Molcas is working to obtain a liquor license, which means margaritas are imminent.

Here’s what the helpful reader had to say:

“It’s the absolute freshest food I’ve had outside of Mexico, more like Mexican cuisine than Mexican food,” the reader emailed. “They are very gracious folks who deserve to be spotlighted.”

On some weekends, there’s live entertainment at Los Molcas. Juan Vargas sometimes sings at the restaurant, which also offers karaoke.

Has anyone else been to Los Molcas? Do you plan to give it a try?

And has anyone else tried any new restaurants lately they’d like to recommend?

(6) comments

Lynn Parks

We ate lunch there a few days ago. We enjoyed it very much. The Tacos are great

Bill Clement

I ate there for lunch a few day ago. The food was very good [beam]

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David Ozment

Ask for the "HOT" Sauce it really good.

Steve Fouga

Haven't been yet; didn't even know about it so thanks for the tip! Will definitely try it.

Steve Fouga

Well, we tried it. I hesitate to comment yet because it's just one time. Great energy -- crisp, clean, bustling, businesslike. Helpful, competent staff. The food we ordered was so-so, if that. My impression is that there's plenty to like on the menu, but we didn't happen to order it. We'll definitely try again. (I forgot to ask for the HOT sauce, and didn't order the tacos; maybe that would have made the difference.)

It's great news that their hours are 7:00-10:00, unlike several of the Island's restaurants. The bad news is that on weekdays breakfast is only served till 11:00.

Barb Falkenhagen

Had lunch on Sunday; great food. I ordered the chicken with poblano sauce. The chicken was tender, the sauce was delicious and the serving size was perfect. We loved the green sauce served with the chips. It took a long time to get our check so we gave up and walked to the register; only complaint and that is small. We can't wait to go back.

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