Amigo's Mexican Restaurant is back in business in Boise

Amigo's Mexican Restaurant closed its doors at 29th and State in Boise several months ago. But it's reopened across the street in a strip mall at 2919 W. State St.

The restaurant had its grand opening last Friday, and owner Gil Portocarrero estimated about 300 people came through. I noticed the restaurant had opened and stopped in a few minutes before closing time that night, craving a dish of fried ice cream — I ended up getting the flan — and the place was still hoppin'.

When I talked to Gil, he was beyond excited about his new digs. Anyone who visited the old restaurant will notice the addition of the wide open kitchen, plentiful seating and colorful paint.

Visit the Amigo's Mexican Restaurant Facebook page for updates.

What happened to the old Amigo's building? It's now the home of Pacific Rim Wine Stop, a wine, beer and grab-and-go food shop that specializes in fusion cuisine from around the Pacific.

that's great...

...I was sorry to see Amigo's close. Gil is a very nice man and I wish him well.

It was great to be back in

It was great to be back in Amigos the other night. The extra room is nice, the food and service was as great as always.