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Los Buenos Amigos is Norwalk's newest restaurant

Joe Centers • Jun 16, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Norwalk's newest restaurant is ready to open.

Los Buenos Amigos is located next to Discount Drug Mart in the former Sugarcreek Restaurant.

Vicente Samano, of Norwalk, is the owner. He is the former partner of Taco Loco, and has spent the last 23 years working at New Horizons Bakery. He will continue working the second shift at New Horizons while running the restaurant.

"This is a new challenge," Samano said. "Not too many restaurants in town. I decided to go out on my own to serve the people of Norwalk.

"This is a big challenge. ... "We were looking for something like this. We want to offer better food and better service. We have a new menu and new ideas."

Because he has made buns for McDonald's the last 23 years, "I know all of the (food) standards," he said. "Especially about health."

Samano said he likes the location of the restaurant.

"It was very important," he said. "There is a good view and a lot of people can see we are here. With Drug Mart there is a lot of traffic."

Samano, 47, is married with three children and a granddaughter.

The head cook will be Silvino Romero, who spent eight years as a cook at Casa Fiesta.

"I wanted to experience something new," he said.

The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sundays.

Samano said the restaurant will open once its sprinklers and plumbing get inspected and passed.

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