By Thomas Sellers Jr.
Motorists heading down Navy Road or Church Street might have spotted the name Roberto’s hanging high in the middle of the Plaza Shopping Center.
Underneath that banner of Roberto’s Mexican Restaurant, weeks of hard work went into preparing the 7838 Church Street location in Millington. The full process of owners and managers Angela and Roberto Moctezuma opening their restaurant started January 5.
On March 28 Roberto’s Mexican Restaurant opened for the public serving Mexican ranging from Taco Salad, Fajitas Nachos and Pollo Fundido.
“It feels good and wonderful to be open,” Roberto said. “I choose Millington because a friend of mine told me about this place and said I should come and open it.”
Prior to the arrival of Roberto’s, the location was home to Miss Sipps years ago and most recently Catfish Galley. Exit the fish-themed eateries and enter the Mexican dishes of Roberto’s.
“I know they will like because I’ve been serving these dishes a lot,” he said. “I’ve been running businesses for almost 10 years. Three years ago I started a partnership in Somerville.
“Service and attention to the customers,” he added. “We like to be friendly and make friends. When they come in they will enjoy it and like the food and service.”
On a recently lunch stop in Roberto’s the staff was attentive and welcoming. Portions covered the entire plate and the entrées were colorful.
“We will stay focused on the customers and try to do the best we can so they will come back,” Roberto said.
While customers dine, they can watch the flat-screen TVs and enjoy the sounds of Mexican music. For those searching for a beverage, there is a full bar featuring daiquiris, margaritas and tequila shots.
But the item Roberto said a visitor his restaurant should request is Pollo Fundido. The chicken dish is covered with many toppings including shrimp and melted cheese.
Roberto’s joins a list of Mexican-theme eateries in the Millington area. The newcomer to Flag City said he knows what it takes to be a success in this business — good food and customer service.
“We will be at the tables with people talking and taking care of everything,” he concluded. “We will answer any questions they may have. We’ll take in any suggestions they may have. If something is wrong, we hope to fix it and make it better.”
Roberto’s is opened Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information on Roberto’s Mexican Restaurant, call 873-0246 or like them on Facebook.