The westside’s popular Parrilla Grill will be opening a second, eastside location this February, the Bulletin reported on Saturday. It will be located in the former Taco Del Mar space that just closed.
The restaurant will be moving into a 1,600-square-foot suite at 706 NE Greenwood Ave., recently vacated by Taco Del Mar. Co-owner Samantha Harber said she signed the lease in November, and added that she expects the new location to be open by February.
“There’s a lot of prep work we still have to do,” Harber said.
The west-side location opened in 1999 at the corner of NW 14th Street and NW Galveston Avenue, and has grown into a popular neighborhood spot for food and live music. Harber said she’s been looking for the perfect location for a second restaurant in Bend for the past five years but hadn’t found a space that made sense for the business until she found the Greenwood Avenue location. Ultimately, she said the growth of Bend east of downtown and the location’s proximity to a major thoroughfare made it too good to pass up.
“It’s an up-and-coming location,” Harber said.
She added that the new Parrilla Grill will not deviate much from what the west-side location has been doing, with the same name, menu and general vibe. The initial plan is to mirror the hours of the west side, staying open until 10 p.m. during the summer and 9 p.m. for the rest of the year.
This is definitely one I’ll look forward to!