A date has been set for the opening of a brand-new Mexican restaurant in Durham city – building up excitement for customers who are looking forward to burritos, quesadillas and margaritas.

It was announced earlier this year that leading Mexican restaurant chain Tortilla would be joining hundreds of other restaurants in the historic city centre – but now a date has been set for when it will be opening its doors – and it turns out, it’s later this month.

Officially opening on Friday, November 18, the venue will be based on Silver Street, and boasts a range of tasty drink and food options.

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With seating for 30 people, the new business has created 20 new jobs for the city centre, while also promising to offer eat in, takeaway and delivery options – meaning that you can enjoy their Mexican food without leaving your own home.

To celebrate the launch in true fiesta style, customers can register at tortilla.co.uk/durham and pop down to the new restaurant between 12-1.30pm on November 18 for a free lunch.

For customers unable to make it, the restaurant will also be offering 2-for-1 on burritos and naked burritos when dining in from November 21-23.

The launch of the Tortilla in Durham brings with it the brand’s customisable and authentic California-style menu, with dishes to suit all tastes, cravings, or dietary requirements.

Tortilla are also offering customers the chance to build their own meal with a choice of fillings such as Mexican rice, black beans, grilled seasonal veggies and fresh mild, medium and hot salsas, including their fresh, hand-smashed guacamole.

It doesn’t stop there, though. It is also offering tacos, burritos, bowls, quesadillas and atop nachos queso — includes slow-cooked Barbacoa with grass-fed British Isle brisket, grilled chicken or succulent pulled carnitas pork.

There is also a range of vegetarian and vegan options.

In addition to being fully customisable, Tortilla provides an affordable bite-to-eat with filling burritos from £6.95, a trio of tacos from £6.75, and chips and salsa from £2.85.

Its loyalty club also offers customers a complimentary 10th main when they buy 9.

Jason Thomas, Chief Operations Officer of Tortilla, said: “We are hugely excited to be opening a site in the centre of thriving Durham.

“The location we have acquired in the city centre is a popular spot and will provide locals and visitors with a convenient and delicious option for lunch or dinner.

“We look forward to welcoming plenty of happy customers into store and playing our part in this thriving community.”

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