Norma Valles: Danny Fulgencio

Norma Valles: Danny Fulgencio

Last week local singer and co-owner of Nueva Casita Norma Valles opened Casita Tex-Mex at 5934 Royal, Suite 120, in the old Nando’s/Santos spot—whose delicious beef tacos graced the pages of our May issue.

By the way, Santos closed Sept. 13, announcing via Facebook that is was “unwise financially for them to continue their lease agreement and work under the management of the shopping center.”

This makes for even more Preston Royal Southwest shopping center news: earlier this morning we wrote about tenants Wild About Flowers and Bolivar Salon.

Like Nueva Casita, Casita Tex-Mex will offer up Tex-Mex staples including tacos, flautas, enchiladas, fajitas and chalupas from $7-$13. The fajitas and seafood specials run closer to $15.

Valles says that she is continuing to operate Nueva Casita and will also perform mariachi at both restaurants. On Friday nights at 7 p.m. she will perform with her mariachi band at Casita Tex-Mex and perform Saturday nights at Nueva Casita.

The busy restaurant owner and singer says she would like to give back to causes that support veterans and is aiming to look into hosting patriotic sing-along nights at Casita Tex-Mex in early 2014. Until then, Valles will be focusing on getting the new restaurant up and running.

In fact, Casita Tex-Mex is so new that they are still finishing up getting their TABC license. In the meantime, Valles says that with every dinner purchase patrons will receive a free margarita or glass of wine.

The restaurant is open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Sunday.

If you’d like to learn more about Preston Hollow resident Norma Valles, check out the Q&A from our August issue, here.

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