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Fernando’s restaurant will open on Friday in Champaign

A cropped image of Fernando's restaurant, just about to open in Champaign, Illinois. Photo by Alyssa Buckley.
Alyssa Buckley

After much anticipation, Fernando’s new brick-and-mortar restaurant will open on Friday, May 12th in the former Super Taco space near Cloud9 dispensary in North Champaign. Fernando’s very first taco truck opened in 2016, and a second truck opened last year. Fernando’s has made a name for itself in Champaign-Urbana for delicious nachos, chicken burritos, tacos, tortas, and more.

Alyssa Buckley

The new counter-service restaurant will serve the food truck’s menu, and the owner plans to add beer to the beverage options in the future.

Alyssa Buckley

Diners will order at the register and pick up meals at the counter, but instead of everything packaged to go, the food will be served on real plates.

Alyssa Buckley

Fernando’s restaurant has plenty of seating in the casual dining room. There’s even call ahead ordering (217-255-0210) for easy eats after running errands on North Prospect.

Starting this Friday at the 11 a.m. grand opening, the Champaign restaurant will be open daily for lunch, dinner, and late night Mexican cuisine.

Fernando’s Tacos and More

To learn more about the food, read Shrivatsa’s review of takeout from Fernando’s taco truck here.

519 West Town Center Blvd
11 a.m. to 10:45 p.m., daily

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