A new Mexican restaurant named Avocado’s is coming to Bay St. Louis in the new year.
The owners are completely remodeling the old Scafidi’s Wheel Inn site at 820 U.S. 90 for the restaurant which is scheduled to open in mid-February.
“We’re doing the whole building – the plumbing electrical, walls, ceilings and bathrooms,” said co-owner Alex Nunez who is overseeing the project. The restaurant will have a dining room with 35 tables and a separate bar. Avocado’s will be open daily for lunch and dinner.
Co-owner Yahve Camarena has about a dozen restaurants in Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. He owns La Terraza restaurants in Greenwood and Starkville.
Avocado’s will be modeled after two restaurants of the same name in Monroe and West Monroe, La. The emphasis is on fresh ingredients, Nunez said, “and we’re adding some new items, including fajitas, enchiladas and margaritas.”
The owners were searching for a new location, and when Nunez drove through Bay St. Louis on the way to New Orleans he saw the for-rent sign in front of the building. “I liked the town and said let me call and see if it’s available,” he said. “It was and we started making the deal.”
Take a peak at an Avocado’s menu.
This post has been updated with corrected information.