A new quick casual Mexican restaurant opened in White Plains on Aug. 21 and is promising customers fresh food throughout the day.
“Nothing is frozen,” said Luisset Figueroa, manager of Pancheros. “Everything is made fresh right out here in front of you. We even make the tortillas from scratch.”
Pancheros is a chain, and there are more than 50 locations throughout the country. The White Plains location is located at 38 Mamaroneck Avenue and is open seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. It can be reached at 914-997-8520.
Figueroa, a White Plains resident who also manages Energy Kitchen next door to Pancheros, said so far the burritos have been the most popular menu items. She added that people have also enjoyed the burrito bowls, which is all the items in a burrito, just without the tortilla. Kids have taken to the quesadillas as well.
Last week, the White Plains location took part in Pancheros annual $1 burrito day, and Figueroa said the line was practically the length of the restaurant.
“It was packed pretty much all day,” she said. “It was ridiculous. Luckily we were able to open in time for dollar burrito day.”
She also said that part of serving fresh food means not leaving food out for too long. That means “discarding some food, unfortunately,” Figueroa said. The food item itself -- whether chicken, vegetable, pork or something else -- dictates how long it’s left out.
Figueroa said the restaurant can get a bit busy around lunch time and it’s starting to see a big dinner rush at night.