A Mexican food spot which sadly closed its doors four months ago after it was "all taco'd out" has announced it's going to re-open this week. 

Mexico 70 on High Street West in Sunderland is set to welcome back hungry customers from June 27 after it initially closed on February 24. 

The eatery first came to Wearside six years ago - and was popular with locals who were left devastated when bosses decided to "bow out gracefully".

Now, the team has announced the restaurant is being brought back to life with a new menu but will still be serving their signature hand-pressed tacos.

They wrote on social media: "Mexico 70 closed its doors for the last time in February. We were gutted but after 6 years we just felt all Taco’d out creatively & short of ideas.

"Rather than just plod on we decided it was better to burn out than fade away.

"But a few weeks ago Dave Tanner, the original head chef of Mex70 from when we first opened in 2018 up until 2021 got in touch with us with a load of new ideas and a strong desire to bring back Mexico 70.

"Well, we’re as flippin surprised as you & totally delighted to say that Mexico 70 will be reopening this Thursday 27th June."


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They added: "Dave will be head chef & will join forces with the current owner of DBCB & the original Mexico 70 manager to bring back hand pressed tacos with anything goes world flavours, Margi’s strong enough to blow ya socks through Vesta Tilleys wall, house made hot sauce, & great tunes.

"The first menu will be a combination of some old Mex 70 classics you’ll recognise plus some amazing new small plates and tacos."

Hundreds of happy customers flocked to the page to express their joy, branding the announcement as "great news".