| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021It’s not the easiest time to open a restaurant. With current capacity restrictions at 25 percent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more difficult.
That’s not stopping David and Jamil Azar. The brothers and restauranteurs have been slowly rolling out the opening of Masa Mexican Street Food, a new fast-casual restaurant in downtown Farmington.
Soon, it will become official. A grand opening to celebrate the new restaurant is scheduled for Tuesday, March 2. While the pandemic limits their ability to have a party, the restaurant will celebrate by offering $2 tacos, $2 margaritas and beers, and a prize raffle.
“Masa was created for our love of tacos and our love of Farmington. We’ve been wanting to open a quick-casual restaurant for Farmington, the area, and even ourselves,” says David. The Azars also own and operate Basement Burger Bar and the 1 UP Bar and Arcade in downtown Farmington.
“These are tacos from different regions of Mexico. A lot of the meats are slow-baked. And it’s not just chorizo and al pastor — we have those, too. But it’s also others that are more unique. And we’re branching out with different street corns, breakfast burritos, ceviche, tostadas.”