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When Salvador “Sal” Hernandez arrived in the United States at the age of 20, he knew he wanted to own a restaurant. His journey was not easy, but after working in the restaurant and club industry as a dishwasher, prep cook and, eventually, executive chef, he was finally ready to open his own restaurant.
In September 2020, El Patio Mex-Tex Grill and Bar opened despite the uncertainties and unknowns caused by the pandemic. Hernandez is continuing to grow the business and take advantage of the patio and outdoor seating.
“We are Mex-Tex,” Hernandez says. “I felt that true Mexican cuisine was not represented when I dined at Tex-Mex restaurants.” So, he…