Time-strapped commuters and hungry high schoolers have a new spot in downtown Sonora to get some grub.
Camacho’s opened an “express” location at 230 N. Washington St. this week that is more compact than its sister restaurant at the Crossroads Shopping Center on Sanguinetti Road.
The restaurants serve up popular Mexican dishes with a Southwestern grill-style flair.
The restaurant’s namesake, David and Chunkie Camacho, own both eateries with partners Bob and Debra Milz.
David Camacho said the original restaurant opened in 2010, and has since become a popular hangout for teens. He opened the second restaurant Monday near Sonora High School to be closer to his loyal clientele.
“We’ve always wanted to have a restaurant near the high school,” he said. “It’s a perfect fit.”
The two businesses have about 20 employees and serve 90 to 150 customers a day, Camacho said.
Their popular menu items include chicken and carne asada, Chunkie’s express salad and breakfast burritos. Their salsa is made fresh every day and is always a big hit, Camacho said.
He is also trying to establish his brand of family recipes in grocery stores with a line of packaged tortillas and turkey chorizo.
The Camacho’s Express restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.