New Mexican Restaurant in Upper St. Clair Opening Soon

Stop by to apply for a job.

After four months of hard work, the doors will finally open at a new Mexican restaurant on Painters Run Road in Upper St. Clair.

Cinco will welcome customers on Oct. 4.

A variety of traditional Mexican items will be available for purchase, including alcoholic beverages like margaritas.

Hours of operation will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Restaurant Manager Hugo Montanez, of Crafton, is opening the restaurant with his sister and brother-in-law. He said they were attracted to the nice area and realized there were very few nearby Mexican options for customers.

Montanez is still looking for restaurant employees. If you're interested, stop by the restaurant at 1600 Painters Run Road between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to apply.

Share your thoughts on the new restaurant in the comments below.

B September 16, 2012 at 11:36 AM
And it will sadly probably fail. That location is cursed for restaurants.
Micki Takac September 16, 2012 at 11:48 AM
So excited! Their sister restaurant, in Downtown Pittsburgh, is one of my husband's favorites.
Cynthia Cable September 16, 2012 at 12:12 PM
I will love a true Mexican restaurant ! I'm from Southern California and miss good south of the boarder food. Bring on the huevos rancharos, carnitas, chicken mole, carne asada, pescado Veracruzano, chile relleno......my mouth is watering. I can hardly wait. Best luck and no negative vibes, please!
Shaina Cadman September 16, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Awesome! We need a good Mexican restaurant in USC. I think it depends on the quality of the restaurant if it fails or not. It's not just the location. Good luck!
Suz September 16, 2012 at 04:42 PM
@bryan. Obviously since you can see the future what stock should I invest in. Walt's Tavern was successful in that location for over 100 years. Instead of dismissing them before they open why not try and support them after they do. Having already sampled the Chef's food I can tell you it is authentic Mexican and delicious. Viva CINCO. October can't come fast enough for me.
PBK September 16, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Personally, I am counting down until Oct 4th. With this simple story I think there has been more notice of this restaurant coming in than the last 3 combined. Finally, some good mexican between Mt Lebanon and Peters!
Janet September 16, 2012 at 07:03 PM
I drove by there on Thursday...couldn't wait to get home and google it. Didn't find anything until today in the Patch! Wonderful news. This area needs a good Mexican restaurant!! I'll be ready to give it a try!
Cindi Lash September 17, 2012 at 12:25 PM
We live around the corner and are so excited for this restaurant to open. This was a thriving location years ago when it was Walt's Tavern, and it's also nice that it's accessible and has easy parking. We're counting the days.
B September 17, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I didn't say I want it to fail! I am just saying, over the last decade, we have had restaurant after restaurant fail in that location. I hope they do well but they have the deck stacked against them already. They will be competing for patrons with a whole hose of restaurants just down the street in the Galleria and also just up the road in uptown. I would LOVE a good Mexican restaurant and hope it stays but it will be a challenge. They really will need to stand out in order to keep the crowd coming.
johnkim ngo September 17, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Good luck cico. U have cleaned well this place...u will do well. Many owners from past seem doesn't do much:( I love Mexican food and can't wait. Welcome to the neighborhood!
johnkim ngo September 17, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Visit Yummyyo & BobaTea88 at 4136 library rd castleshannon. It's a self serve frozen yogurt and new drinks call Bobatea. Bobatea a.k.a bubbles is a marble side tapioca make out of sweet patatos. Specialize on the bottom of ur drinks like any fresh fruits Smoothies or bubbles teas then u drink with a jumbo straw. Recently just open like 6 wks ago
johnkim ngo September 17, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Visit Phokim88..Saigon88...in castleshannon and upper St. Clair. Miss Saigon88 Cafe recently opened in oakland at 256 n Craig st. Excellent foods and friendly services. Serving Vietnamese; Japanese; Chinese and Thai plus Sushi Bar.
Michele Baum September 18, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Years ago, I remember a mall location (I lived in another state then) that went through restaurant after restaurant -- fail, fail, fail, at least a half dozen times. When Outback moved there, it was highly successful even though it wasn't the only Outback in the area. While location is important, management quality is essential.
M L spazok September 21, 2012 at 05:51 PM
CHI CHi's was a celebration of life. Lets hope CINCO is as well. Best of luck and cant wait!!
Mimi October 18, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Phokim88 route 88 in castle shannon is fabulous.
Cindi Lash October 18, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Oh, Mimi, I love Pho Kim 88. Great place!


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